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The Imgur-Screenshot uploader for Linux & OS X from


  1. select area of your screen
  2. The screenshot is uploaded to imgur

screenshot gif


  • Upload screenshot or image files
  • Copy link to clipboard
  • Customizable configuration
  • Edit image before uploading
  • Upload anonymously or to an account
  • Create and add to albums
  • Filename, link, and deletion link history is stored
  • Automatic image deletion
  • Update notifications

The edit feature can be used for automated editing with something like ImageMagick, or just to quickly add notes.


  • Report issues
  • Submit feature request
  • Make a pull request
  • Get imgur-screenshot on more package managers!

See also:


Install on Mac via Homebrew

brew update && brew install imgur-screenshot

Install on ArchLinux via AUR

See imgur-screenshot for the stable version, and imgur-screenshot-git for the development version.

Install on CentOS and Fedora via COPR

See valdikss/imgur-screenshot on COPR.

Install on NixOS via Nix

See imgur-screenshot on Hydra.

Install via git

git clone

Download source

Alternatively, you can download imgur-screenshot from releases.
These builds have auto-update.patch applied, allowing to update via --update.

Make sure you have all dependencies installed (see below).

That's it.
Bind the script to a hotkey or add it to your $PATH for quick access ;)



Note: You can override the default configuration in ~/.config/imgur-screenshot/settings.conf.
Check out the wiki for more!

imgur-screenshot [--debug] [-c | -v | -h | -u]
imgur-screenshot [--debug] [optiion]... [file]...

Run imgur-screenshot -h to see all command line options.

Uploading a screenshot

All you need to do is simply run imgur-screenshot.

Uploading a screenshot to your account

imgur-screenshot -c # shows you which account you're connected to
imgur-screenshot -l true


  • curl
  • jq
  • Linux only:
  • libnotify-bin
  • scrot (or other screenshot tool)
  • xclip (needed for copy_url)
  • macOS only:
  • terminal-notifier or growlnotify

OS support

With the above dependencies installed, imgur-screenshot should work on most UNIX systems.
This will not work on Windows. (maybe with cygwin?)
I have successfully tested this on Ubuntu and macOS.
If this won't work on your OS, create a new issue.


The screenshot will be taken after the selection has been made. This might be annoying if you want to capture something quickly and then want to select an area. However, you can take a full shot and use the edit option to crop the image before upload.