A simple macOS command line tool for uploading your screenshots from clipboard to Imgur
Press control+shift+command+3 or control+shift+command+4 to capture and copy a screenshot.
clip2imgurin 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 |
--markdown | URL will be copied in the Markdown image format.
--html | URL will be copied in the HTML image format.
--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
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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Then, to install
$ 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 https://github.com/xiaohk/clip2imgur/releases/download/v0.9/clip2imgur-0.9.0.tar.gz $ 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.
clip2imgur, you need macOS 10.10 or later and Swift 3.0 or above.
$ git clone https://github.com/xiaohk/clip2imgur.git $ 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
./build. There might be some handy functions to use in your own projects.
Help us keep the lights on
v0.9.0 - Feb 16, 2018
- Change config file location to
- Change error message format
v0.8 - Feb 14, 2018
Initial Release of
- Support upload images anonymously
- Support copying formatted URL