Option for direct link to image URL (not link to html page that displays image)

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I find that most of the time when I'm doing screen captures, it is to give information to a tech support forum or someplace else where I'm going to type a description and then embed the image (or usually images) within other text.

What I have to do now is to get the Jing embed code and copy and paste then find the image URL within that and copy it and paste to where I need it.

A good example is BBCode forums where you have a text box for a post then you can add an inline image within the [img][/img] tags. The "embed" code from Jing now just doesn't work because it displays a web page which displays the image and the BBCode forums don't know how to deal with this.

Another good example is THIS forum, which you cannot paste the "embed" code as given from Jing directly to add an image to a post. (you have to extract the image URL to get the image)

Example of what happens when you use the "embed" code that Jing automatically puts in the clipboard when used on this forum is below:

<!-- copy and paste. Modify height and width if desired. --> ><!-- copy and paste. Modify height and width if desired. --> alt='' />
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Cameron Flint

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Hi ochs,

I agree that it's a bit of a hassle when you just want the direct link to the image. As far as I know we don't provide an option to put the direct link on your clipboard, but a trick that I use might be a little faster than extracting the direct link from the embed code:


  1. Configure Jing's Share button to put the shortened URL on the clipboard.

  2. After taking a capture, paste the shortened link into a web browser and navigate to it.

  3. Click on the image on Screencast.com.

  4. Copy the direct link from the browser's URL field.



The whole process goes pretty quickly: http://www.screencast.com/t/nrfNtbmUd
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Cameron, I already use the method you describe, and it's really no less hassle than the method ochs describes. :/

Can't you convince the developers to simply add an option to load the Clipboard with the image URL, rather than the "shortened link" to the page that displays it?

Pretty please, with sugar on top?
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haacked

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I'd like to emphatically second this! I am constantly sharing images via multiple different means and anything that adds friction starts to get aggravating after a while.

If you could streamline this common workflow, that'd make this tool much more useful to me.
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Me too !

I am using another service for photo sharing - to get a link it is just one simple click to get either a 'direct link', or html link, or img code.

Think the ideal situation wud be a think similar to Dropbox (sync a folder), the current share options within Camtasia and easy one click copying -multiple- img codes to clipboard.
(multiple: ctrl select files, click on share, get img codes of selected files)

Also, filenames/paths to be scrambled for privacy reasons.

something like:

[URL=http://blabla-provider/user/scrambled... filename.jpg.html][IMG]http://bla-bla provider/albums/scrambled username/scrambled filename.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
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Mike62

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further to the above...

example

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DeepGreene

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A big +1 to this idea from me...

Currently, I'm using Tinygrab to capture annotated screenshots (i.e. get a direct URL) out of Snagit's own interface!

It's MUCH faster than any of the methods described above (thanks to Tinygrab), but why force me into this awkward ménage à trois with your competitor, when I just want to be with YOU, baby? :)
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+10000

I must give HUGE support to this thread. I know the screencast folks would love to get people hooked on their "value added features" but they need to accept that a majority of people only find this a major irritant! When people are taking the capture into Jira, Bootcamp, or many other sharing utilities you just can't use the Sharecast URL.
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ksnyde

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I might also add that while I really like SnagIt, this one problem may force me to leave to a program that can automate this linking for me.
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Mike62

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Also see:

http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...

Let's cross our fingers they will implement it in v.12 (within 1-2 years), although ..
considering their own Screencast-product, I guess chances are remote.

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SF0D-D

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ain't it so!! looks like it's back to 'gyazo'.. it's free, easy and lightning quick.
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chimpsky

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Agree with the above comments.
Can you please hurry up and simply put a text box that when clicked in will copy the url for the image to your clipboard. Thanks
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Direct link option should be added, gyazo does it.
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Thank goodness I'm not the only one who finds this frustrating.  I'm using Screencast and have the same issue, I can't simply paste the link between the [IMG][/IMG] tags, but have to to a web browser, paste the link and copy the image url.  This really lengthens the workflow of getting an image into a support forum.
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Mike62

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Sorry to say but I am afraid they are not going to do it, seems they don't care to even respond on this 3-4 years old (good) idea.
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Mike, I'm guessing it's because they want to drive traffic to the Screencast web site rather than the deep link to the image itself.  It's daft, because I'm still grabbing the deep link and pasting it into forums, and all it does is lengthen my workflow.  Does anyone know of an alternative approach?

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