Saturday, June 8, 2013

How to Capture and Share Screenshots Easily With Dropbox

Author: Gagan Masoun
Capture and Share Screenshots Easily With Dropbox
Dropbox will be adding four new features to their desktop application soon. One of this feature will help you capture and share screenshot images of your desktop screen with the help of your keyboard buttons. This  new feature is very easy to use. To use it first of all make sure Dropbox account is running in background (system tray). In this article we will show you how to capture and share your screenshots simply via your Dropbox account. Let's start it:

New Feature In 2.3.12

  1. Screenshot to Dropbox
  2. Move to Dropbox
  3. Import from iPhoto
  4. Much faster upload/download speeds for large files

How To Capture Screenshots?

For Windows

  • Press the ‘Print Screen SysRq’ Button
  • Open ‘Paint’
  • Paste the Screenshot (Ctrl + V)
  • Finally, Save it.

Windows 8′s Optional Method

The above mentioned method also works in Windows 8 but it has another method to do that.
  • Press ‘Windows + Prt Scr’ button together.
  • Screenshot is auto-saved in ‘Pictures > Screenshots’

Mac / OS X

It has a many options to capture a screenshot.
  • Command + Shift + 3 = Screenshot of the whole Screen.
  • Command + Shift + 4 = Screenshot of custom part of the Screen.

Capture and Share Screenshots Easily With Dropbox

With brand new upcoming Dropbox release, you have 2 different options to capture and share screenshots
  • ‘Ctrl + Prt Scr’ = A screenshot of your full desktop screen will be saved in the screenshots folder.
  • ‘Ctrl + Atl + Prt Scr’ = A screenshot of the program window that’s currently open in the foreground.
When screenshot uploaded, a public link of the screenshot image will be copied to your clipboard.

Download Now

You can download the 2.3.12 Dropbox verion to start using this interesting feature. Screenshot to Dropbox is only available for Windows and Mac.

How to Disable This Option

If you would like to disable this feature of Dropbox. Just follow these steps. First of all open Preferences and disable the “Share Screenshots” option under the Import tab. For better understanding check out given below screenshot:

disable this feature of Dropbox
I hope this article helped you to capture and share screenshots simply with Dropbox. Do you try this new feature yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Author - is the owner of Blogs Daddy Blog. Gagan lives in India, has been blogging since 2010 and writing Blogs Daddy Blog since 2011.You can follow him on twitter @BlogsDaddyYou can also follow him on Google+.


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