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Developer(s) Toshiyuki Masui
Nota Inc
Initial release 8 November 2009; 7 years ago (2009-11-08)
Stable release
3.0 / 7 July 2015; 2 years ago (2015-07-07)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows 2000 or later
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Platform 32- and 64-bit (All platforms)
Available in English
Type Utility software
License GNU GPL

Gyazo is an open source[1] and free screenshot program for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The program allows users to create screenshots and uploads them directly to the cloud, producing a unique URL to the screenshot.[2] The program's name "Gyazo" is a pun on the Japanese word for image, gazō(画像).


Screenshots and Animated GIFs

Gyazo has a minimal user interface consisting of a small set of options available by right clicking the taskbar icon. Launching the application displays a crosshair cursor with which the user selects the area to be uploaded. Gyazo uploads the image to their servers, and then opens a browser pointing to the unique URL for the image, which can then be shared publicly.[3] With the release of version 2.0 Gyazo also includes the ability to select a portion of the screen for GIF capture and allows users to create animated GIF or MP4 video for up to ten seconds.[4]

Image uploading

Gyazo also allows users to upload any image by dragging the image to the Gyazo icon.[3] As of May 15, 2015, version 2.4 added support for uploading an image without opening a new tab in your web browser.[5]

Cloud storage

Gyazo uploads every screenshot to their servers, basically allowing free cloud storage, which Gyazo says can be used indefinitely.[6]

Ivy Search

Ivy Search is a feature of Gyazo that lets Ninja users (for the time being) find an image from a vague idea with related images. According to Gyazo's blog,[7] Ivy Search works the same way that you recall things in your brain.

Premium Accounts (Ninja)

Users can upgrade their free account to Premium for a monthly subscription fee. Premium users have access to unlimited storage and uploading, the ability to draw arrows on images, the ability to use Ivy Search as of version 3.0,[7] and see no advertisements.[8]


  1. ^ "gyazo (Gyazo) · GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Capture and upload screenshots in an instant with Gyazo". thommck. November 12, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Gyazo offers instant and no-fuss screenshot sharing". Lifehacker. May 17, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gyazo version 2.0 adds GIF and video capture for all, arrows for ninja". Gyazo Blog. Oct 2, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gyazo Blog". 
  6. ^ "Gyazo Official Blog: Gyazo FAQs". Gyazo. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Ivy Search: Find an image from a vague idea with related images.". Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Gyazo Premium". Gyazo. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website

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