Quick screen capture and sharing for Mac OS X.
Note: I have switched my efforts to working on a native Mac version of Captured, which is avaliable on the Mac App Store. I recomend it over the ruby version because it is faster, lighter on system resources, and has a slightly diffrent feature set. The native version is a paid app (only 99¢), and the ruby version will always be free and open source. Thanks, Chris
Screen Capture Sharing Tool
I made captured because I wanted to customize and extend screen capture sharing programs, it is really intended for the commandline savvy.
So, I am making some assumptions about the environment that captured runs in. In particular it expects:
- A decent understanding of installing ruby gems
- That Growl is installed
With that said, once things are installed and configured it really is handy.
To install captured:
$ sudo gem install captured $ captured --install
When you install an example config file to ~/.captured.yml, which has a few examples of possible configuration types.
The main use is to upload a screen shot taken using OS X's built in screen capture.
- Press ⌘-⇧-4 to capture
- Paste the link
Captured can also be used from the command line to easily share files.
- Paste the link
By default captured uses Imgur as the default host, but you can configure it to upload and share images by other services.
To edit the configuraiton:
$ open -e ~/.captured.yml
The simple image sharer. The default option.
upload: type: imgur
Type: Rackspace Cloud Files
Use Rackspace's awesome Cloud Files.
upload: type: cloud_files username: username api_key: your_api_key url: "http://example.com/captured/" container: "your_container"
This service is a little slower, but is free and easy.
upload: type: imageshack
If you have you own web server scp is a very handy way to host your own captures.
- user - optional if your remote user is the same as your local user
- password - optional if you have setup key pair authentication
- host - the remote host name
- url - the public url to the remote host+path
- path - the remote path to upload to
upload: type: scp user: user password: secret host: example.com path: path/to/captured/ url: "http://example.com/captured/"
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