Get to Know ScreenFloat 2 – Part V: Share – Drag and Drop, Link Sharing, Export

Let’s take a tour through ScreenFloat and see how it can power up your screenshots, too.

ScreenFloat powers up your screenshots by allowing you to take screenshots and recordings that float above everything else, keeping certain information always in sight. Its Shots Browser stores your shots and helps you organize, name, tag, rate, favorite and find them. Everything syncs across your Macs.
Extract, view and copy detected text, faces and barcodes. Edit, annotate, markup and redact your shots effortlessly and non-destructively. Pick colors any time. And more.

Posts in this Series

Part IHello ScreenFloat
Part IICapture – Take Screenshots and Record Your Screen
Part IIIFloat – Picture-in-Picture for your Screenshots and Recordings
Part IVEdit – OCR, Annotate, Crop, Fold, Resize, Rotate, Trim, Cut and Mute
Part VShare – Drag and Drop, Link Sharing, Export
Part VIStore – The Shots Browser, iCloud Sync, Tags Browser
Part VIIIntegrate – Widgets, Siri Shortcuts, AppleScript, Workflows, Spotlight

Part V: Share – Drag and Drop, Link Share, Export

Learn how to get screenshots and recordings out of ScreenFloat and into other apps – fast and easy.

Table of Contents

Drag and Drop

Drag and dropping shots to other apps is quite possibly the easiest and most straightforward way to get a file from A to B. Here’s how to do it:

Drag and Drop from a Floating Shot

We already talked about this in Part III: Float, but it bears repeating, because it’s absolutely crucial.

Drag a file from the floating shot’s document button, the content itself, or from the on-the-fly options popover.

When you drag a file from the floating shot’s document icon, it is exported as-is, as a PNG file.
If you need more fine-tuned control, click the document icon, and you’ll be presented with a couple of useful options:

Here, you can:

  • Change the file format (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF, HEIC)
  • Reduce the resolution (from 144+ “retina” dpi to 72 dpi)
  • Resize the image (by longest/shortest side, or width/height)
  • Whether markup and annotations should be included in the dragged file, or just the original image should be shared
  • Whether notes and tags should be included as EXIF and Finder metadata
Drag and Drop from the Shots Browser

You can drag multiple shots from the Shots Browser to other apps. Select them, and drag them out:

Furthermore, you can drag entire folders out of the Shots Browser:


If you require more advanced options for your files, consider using ScreenFloat’s Export functionality, allowing you to export multiple screenshots and recordings in one fell swoop.

The exported files can have filenames with:

  • Their titles
  • Their titles and creation date
  • Their creation date and title
  • A sequential number
  • Just their creation date

Include notes, tags as metadata
With this selected, ScreenFloat writes notes and tags you specified for a shot into the shot’s file metadata. In the case of an image format (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, HEIC), it uses the appropriate IPTC fields.
In the case of a PDF, it’s written into the PDF’s subject and keywords fields. If it’s a screen recording, it’s a custom metadata field.


Include annotations
With this selected, the image is exported with its annotations, markups and redactions. If this is not selected, the plain image will be exported.


  • PNG
  • JPEG
    • Offers Quality setting
  • TIFF
  • PDF
    • Offers PDF permission settings
  • HEIC
    • Offers Quality setting

Restrict the exported image’s size by longest or shortest side, width or height.

Whether the exported image file has an alpha channel.
Available for PNG, TIFF and HEIC.

Reduce resolution (72 dpi)
When screenshots are taken on a retina display, they usually have a high resolution, like 144 dpi.
With this selected, all high-dpi-images’ resolution will be reduced to 72 dpi, resulting in a smaller file size, but also reduced quality.


Remove all audio
For screen recordings. Will remove all audio tracks from the resulting video file.

Restrict the exported image’s size by longest or shortest side, width or height.

Link Sharing

If you want to share multiple shots, or a large screen recording, it might be easier for you and the recipient to share a download link instead of the actual files.
You’d like to display a screenshot on a website, or embed it in a Markdown document?
Link Sharing allows you to do that.

iCloud Link Sharing

Sharing multiple or large shots as a download link can be easily done with iCloud Link Sharing. Right-click the shot(s) and select Share > Copy iCloud Link…, and the files will be uploaded to iCloud and a link to it copied to your clipboard:

Links created with iCloud are be valid for up to 30 days, after which they will no longer be accessible. They can’t be manually invalidated.

In Settings > iCloud > Set up Link Copy…, you can change:

  • Link Style
    • Landing Page (default): When you open the link in your browser, you see a landing page with a prompt to download the files
    • Direct File Link: When you open the link in your browser, the file is downloaded right away. This is also embeddable, but keep in mind that a link created with iCloud is only valid for up to 30 days
  • Include validity info
    • Whether or not the copied link should include the expiration date, i.e.: (expires on <date>) and Link Sharing

Permanent, non-expiring links to screenshots and recordings can be created with ScreenFloat’s inclusion of and, so you can embed them in websites, or Markdown documents, for example.

It works just the same as iCloud Link Sharing, but requires you to (1) create a (free) account with the service you’d like to use, and (2) enter your account’s information into ScreenFloat.

Each service’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy applies.

ScreenFloat does not offer any other integration with these services, other than uploading them and copying the link. However, you can access’s Media Library and’s Media Explorer from these settings, allowing you to manage (and delete) your uploaded files in your browser.


The settings for printing are pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll just leave you with two screenshots of ScreenFloat’s print dialog:

Up Next

The next part of this series – Part VI: Store – The Shots Browser, iCloud Sync, Tags Browser – takes a detailed look at the Shots Browser, where ScreenFloat keeps your shots and gives you great tools to organize, collect and find your shots.


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Thank you for your time. I do hope you enjoy ScreenFloat!