by Korben, on
If you need to upload your pictures to image/file hosting servers, there is an open source program called Image Uploader that will let you send in an easy way your creations to over twenty image hosting sites.
Rapidshare, Picasa, Imageshack, Imgur, Yandex, Uploadbox, Sendspace, etc., all the popular ones are there, and you can even do the uploading through your own FTP server. Image Uploader also provides a screen capture and extraction of frames from a video file (AVI, MPG, VOB, MKV and WMW). Create a game of ‘What is this film?’ or use it to illustrate your reviews on the latest Blu-ray releases.
You can choose to resize the image, convert it to an other format, change the compression ratio and create suitable thumbnails of them before sending it to the hosting site. Image Uploader even offers you the opportunity to apply a watermark to your pictures before sending them.
After uploading, Image Uploader generates HTML code or BBCode (for forums) for you to be able to quickly add them to your Website.
Still I find there is 2 small downsides to this app. The inability to upload an image on several hosts simultaneously, and the inability to have a history of uploaded files. Yes, once the BBCode or HTML links are generated, if you close the app, you can not find them again. Your only option will be to send the images a second time. Really a shame!
Image Uploader is a free application for Windows that allows you to upload files to image/file hosting servers without necessity to visit their websites. Program was released under opensource license GPL v3.
- Uploading files to image hostings and file hostings: It can upload to more than 20 image hostings sytes. After uploading, Image Uploader generates HTML code or BBCode for forums. It is also possible to specify your own output format template.
- Grabbing Frames from a Video Clip: Image Uploader can grab frames from various types of video formats, e.g. AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, MKV (it depends on DirectShow codecs you have installed on your system). It is recommended to install K-lite Codec Pack.
- Screen capturing: Image Uploader can do screenshots of entire screen or selected screen region.
Image Uploader is available in the following languages: English, Russian, Farsi, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian