Clipboard image size

  • nomorecaddy

    This is an excellent tool! 

    One question, I want to use greenshot to paste regions of a screenshot into emails (using Outlook).  This works fine, but when I interrogate the size of the pasted image, it's 1.4 Megabytes in size.  If I save the image to JPG file, it's 100 Kilobytes in size.

    Is there any way to reduce the size of a pasted image for this purpose?


    • Jens Klingen
      Jens Klingen


      Sorry for leaving this unanswered for such a long time...
      Currently, the image is copied to the clipboard as bitmap, losless.
      I think it should be possible to copy it using JPEG compression.

      We will evaluate this and eventually add an option in the settings dialog.

      Thanks a lot :)

    • nomorecaddy

      Thanks Jens,

      Currently, I capture with Greenshot, add my elipses, etc.
      Then copy to the clipboard,
      Then paste into IrfanView, where I reduce the color depth,
      Then copy back to the clipboard,
      Then paste into my MS Outlook Email. 

      If you had the reduce color depth feature, I could just eliminate a couple of steps.


  • S M
    S M

    Hi. I also like Greenshot very much.  Using Version 0.8.0 Build 0627.  Going back to the original post in this thread (from 2007), I have the same issue. If I take a screen shot, hit copy in the Greenshot screen, and then paste it directly into my outlook email, the attachment  is 1MB.    However if I save the same screen shot, then attach it to my email, it's only 25kb.

    Can anyone help explain what is happening, and more importantly, is there a way that my 'direct paste' can be under 100kb?

  • M. S.
    M. S.

    Hello, are there any upgrades or workarounds available regarding this topic?

  • M. S.
    M. S.

    One additional information: This annoying issue only occurs if you are using RTF as mail format in Outlook 2010.

  • Robin Krom
    Robin Krom


    Actually is pasting a bad thing, most of the time. For this reason I created the Office export functions, with the outlook export most issues should be gone.

    Rich-Text is bad, pasted jpg and png images are changed to uncompressed BMP which makes the email huge!
    For now use HTML, I will check if other formats work better so Greenshot will use the optimal format depending on the email format.

    Still, don't use the clipboard!

    Best wishes,