The Snipping Tool that comes with Windows 10 has an option to "automatically save snips to clipboard". I discovered that, when using WhatsApp on my PC, I can take a screen-shot and simply Paste it into the text area and hit enter - Done.
Nothing else to do. No useless .PNG file saved just so I can post it in one communication. No finding the file in File Explorer so I can post it. No extra hosting service needed (with 6 different choices of how to post it into an on-line communication). No going back and cleaning up useless files.
So I thought maybe I'd just never known about this. I went and tried to Paste directly into Messenger, it doesn't work. A file has to be saved and then...you know the rest.
I needed to post a few screen shots here the other day and it got me wondering; why all the steps of saving to a hosting service and then posting a link via special code just so someone with a question can add in a picture, (often better than a tedious description) and say "this bleeping thing!"?
It seems like a problem begging for a fix to me. But I'm a late-comer to digital tech stuff and realize there must be some reason; something I do not know.
Why can't I simply Paste the contents of my clipboard into bleepingcomputer questions/answers forum? And why not make it work that way?
As always, thank you for your time.