LXtory is an open-source tool for capturing screenshots, saving the results locally or uploading them to Imgur, Gyazo, Puush, Dropbox, Google Drive or a FTP/ SFTP server.

The program interface looks like the developer has had an idea, dropped a few buttons onto a form and gone off to do something else. But don't be put off-- it's far more capable than it appears.

LXtory can capture the complete desktop, specific windows or a chosen window. It also captures windows using Direct3D, or record what happens in a selected area as an animated GIF, and you can launch every capture type by clicking buttons or using a customisable hotkey.

An optional "GIF editor" enables choosing exactly which frame you'd like to include in the finished animations.

The program will by default save a local copy of the file, but you can also upload it to one of the supported sites, copy its URL to the clipboard, open it in a browser, and more.

LXtory maintains a history of your captures as you work. If you take ten captures in succession, for instance, you'll see them all displayed in a list. Clicking any of these displays a thumbnail, and right-clicking gives you options to open the image, copy its URL to the clipboard, and so on.

A bonus feature enables uploading images directly from Explorer's right-click menu. This is disabled by default, just like most other LXtory features, so be sure to check out the Settings dialog to see what's available.

Verdict

LXtory's interface needs major work, but there's a lot of screenshot-uploading and sharing functionality here.