Recently, I jumped back into developing some plugins for Brian's Cropper screenshot tool. For a while I was using the built in capture tool that comes with OneNote since I am a heavy OneNote user, however, since I upgraded to dual monitors, it's fairly sluggish. It works fine, just a little sluggish for when I want to take quick shots and am not interested in journaling about them in OneNote (it automatically creates a Side Note entry with the capture).
Also, I have noticed some problems with TinyPic. For a free service, it's unbeatable, however, I have noticed some things where I have preferred to use Flickr to host my screenshots instead. These complaints were:
- Quality. TinyPic shrinks large images or images with high color depth, so clarity cannot be relied upon.
- Speed. Sometimes TinyPic is rather slow to load the images.
- Reliability. I have noticed at times it won't pull back an image at all. This is probably just an exacerbated #2 problem.
So my three plugins so far are:
All three of these were thrown together really quickly, so please let me know if you find bugs or otherwise room for improvements.
Below is a history of the related posts on the plugin development:
[UPDATE - 7/22/2006]
FlickrOutput 1.8 is released fixing the non-existent PhotoSet issue (download).
[Update] The links to the uploads are dead and have been removed. The code has been moved over to a project on CodePlex.