Nov 292013

Screencloud is an app that allows you to capture screen under Linux , Mac or Windows and automatically upload the screenshot to an FTP/SFTP server of your choice or a provider in the cloud such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Imgur or a cloud service proposed by Screencloud themselves.

Once the file is sent, your clipboard will contain the link to the image.
This could be a good way to quickly share a screen capture without having to do the multiple steps (take/save/change it/upload somewhere/copy the url) that usually you should do to share a simple image.

The software is released under GPL-2.0 and the sources are on github.

Main features:

  • Sharing is easy: When you upload a screenshot to ScreenCloud, a link is automatically copied to your clipboard. You can paste this link in an email or IM conversation. The other person can simply click the link and look at your screenshot.
  • Add your FTP server: ScreenCloud supports uploading to your FTP and SFTP servers. If you provide a URL to your server, ScreenCloud will automatically copy a link to the uploaded file.
  • Save or upload: When you take a screenshot with ScreenCloud, you can choose to save it to your computer or upload it to the web. offers free temporary hosting for the screenshots.
  • Take a screenshot using one of the 3 hotkeys or simply click the ScreenCloud tray icon.

The 3 standard keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots are:

Shift + Alt + 1 : To capture the whole screen;
Shift + Alt + 2 : To select an area to capture;
Shift + Alt + 3 : To capture the current window.


ScreenCloud it’s available on Ubuntu software centre or you can download from the official page a .deb package for 32 or 64 bit systems, for Suse and fedora check this link, while for Arch Linux you can install it from the AUR repository.

So in general you should have no problems in finding it for your distribution.

Basic Usage

Once installed you’ll be able to use the shortcuts or just click on the Icon, but if you still have some doubts, just take a look at this small demo :

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