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A simple macOS command line tool for uploading your screenshots from clipboard to Imgur
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A simple macOS command line tool for uploading your screenshots from clipboard to Imgur

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  • Press control+shift+command+3 or control+shift+command+4 to capture and copy a screenshot.

  • Run clip2imgur in your terminal, then boom, the image URL is in your clipboard.

  • If it is your first time to run clip2imgur, you can choose to authorize this tool, and your image will be posted in your image collection (

  • You also can choose to post anonymously, but it is hard to get the url later and Imgur might delete your posts.

In default setting, the URL of posted image will be copied to your clipboard. You can use flags to configure it.

$ clip2imgur --html
$ clip2imgur -n
short long description
-m --markdown URL will be copied in the Markdown image format.[](
-t --html URL will be copied in the HTML image format.<img src="">
-n --notcopy Your image URL will not be copied to your clipboard

Personally I like to include images in Markdown file using the HTML format, which gives more control of the display. If you forget these flags, you always can run clip2imgur -h to check the usage.


This package is built using cross-platform Swift with Swift Package Manager (SPM), but it currently only supports macOS. There are three ways to install clip2imgur.


Using Homebrew is the recommended and also the easiest way to get clip2imgur installed on your mac. If you don't have Homebrew installed, you can simply run:

$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Then, to install clip2imgur:

$ brew tap xiaohk/clip2imgur
$ brew install clip2imgur

Download the Binary

You can download the pre-compiled binary from the Latest Rease. After extract the binary, you want to create a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin to launch clip2imgur in your terminal more quickly.

$ mkdir ~/clip2imgur && cd ~/clip2imgur
$ curl -O
$ tar -xvzf clip2imgur-0.9.0.tar.gz
$ ln -s ~/clip2imgur/clip2imgur /usr/local/bin/clip2imgur

Build from Source

This approach is not recommended, because a function used to refresh your authorization is not open sourced for security reasons. Your compiled version works fine, but may require you to re-authorize clip2imgur periodically. If you only want to post images anonymously, then it doesn't really matter.

To build clip2imgur, you need macOS 10.10 or later and Swift 3.0 or above.

$ git clone
$ cd clip2imgur
$ swift build -c release -Xswiftc -static-stdlib
$ ln -s $(pwd)/.build/release/clip2imgur /usr/local/bin/clip2imgur

clip2imgur also has a by-product framework clip2imgurCore in ./build. There might be some handy functions to use in your own projects.

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