We are using Skype for Business in our company, sometimes there failures or errors we need to send to another employee.

Is there a simple way to directly send a screenshot after creating it without saving it on the SSD of the Mac?

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    not without creating Automator action and telling it where and to whom to send it
    – Ruskes
    Sep 12, 2018 at 7:15
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    Besides using system tools, there's a plethora of free screenshot software that will upload a screenshot or a screen recording directly to the cloud and automatically put a link in your clipboard. I use a service like this myself.
    – Tin Man
    Sep 12, 2018 at 7:42

2 Answers 2


You can also copy to clipboard with

  • command+control+shift+3 for the whole screen
  • command+control+shift+4 for a part of the screen
  • command+control+shift+4 followed by space for a single window

and then paste the screenshot in a messaging application. As far as I see Skype for Business does not allow images in the chat. So you will have to use email or some other alternatives.


Right Click on the Folder your screenshots are saved.

Select Folder Action Setup

a new window opens click on Edit Workflow

a new widow opens

set it up as following

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Now when you take a new screenshot it will be automatically emailed to your specified person/email.

Save that

PS it will be also saved on your computer at same time, but if you want it deleted we can do that.

  • Works fine with Mail but not with Skype for Buisness.
    – Fabian Gr
    Sep 12, 2018 at 7:56
  • @FabianGr Sadly Skype for Business does not support images in the chat. You will have to attach a file or choose another way to send the screenshots.
    – Matteo
    Sep 12, 2018 at 7:57
  • @FabianGr Maybe I missed it. How do you take the screenshot ?
    – Ruskes
    Sep 12, 2018 at 16:43
  • I use the System Commands for taking screenshots like command+control+shift+4
    – Fabian Gr
    Sep 13, 2018 at 5:51
  • @FabianGr then my suggestion should work for you, the person you are sending it to will get it (by mail) unless you insist to send it via Skype
    – Ruskes
    Sep 13, 2018 at 5:59

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