Gyazo

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Gyazo
Gyazo Logo.png
Developer(s) Toshiyuki Masui
Nota Inc
Initial release 8 November 2009; 4 years ago (2009-11-08)
Stable release 2.0.2 / 31 October 2013; 5 months ago (2013-10-31)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows 2000 or later
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Linux
Platform 32- and 64-bit (All platforms)
Size 5.73 mb
Available in English
Japanese
Spanish
Chinese
Russian
French
Type Utility software
License GNU GPL
Website gyazo.com

Gyazo is a free opensource[1] screenshot program for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The program allows users to create screenshots and uploads them directly to the cloud, producing an unguessable unique URL to the screenshot.[2]

Features[edit]

Screenshots and Animated GIFs[edit]

Gyazo has a minimal user interface consisting of a small set of options available by right clicking the taskbar icon. Launching the application displays a crosshair cursor with which the user selects the area to be uploaded. Gyazo uploads the image to their servers, and then opens a browser pointing to the unique URL for the image, which can then be shared publicly.[3] With the release of version 2.0 Gyazo also includes the ability to select a portion of the screen for GIF capture and allows users to create animated GIF or MP4 video for up to ten seconds.[4]

Image uploading[edit]

Gyazo also allows users to upload any image by dragging the image to the Gyazo icon.[3]

Cloud storage[edit]

Gyazo uploads every screenshot to their servers, basically allowing free cloud storage, which Gyazo says can be used indefinitely.[5]

Premium Accounts (Ninja)[edit]

Users can upgrade their free account to Premium for a monthly subscription fee. Premium users have access to unlimited storage and uploading, the ability to draw arrows on images, and see no advertisements.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "gyazo (Gyazo) · GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Capture and upload screenshots in an instant with Gyazo". thommck. November 12, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Gyazo offers instant and no-fuss screenshot sharing". Lifehacker. May 17, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gyazo version 2.0 adds GIF and video capture for all, arrows for ninja". Gyazo Blog. Oct 2, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gyazo Official Blog: Gyazo FAQs". Gyazo. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gyazo Premium". Gyazo. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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