Quick Tip: Use CleanShot X to Pin and Edit Any Image

Today I realized that you can enable a Share Extension for CleanShot X to pin any image to the screen — not just screenshots that you’ve taken. Then you can right-click or hit ⌘-E to open its excellent image editor to crop, add annotations, backgrounds, and more.

To enable it, go to System Settings → Privacy & Security → Extensions (at the bottom) → Sharing. There, you can enable both the Pin to the Screen’ and Annotate’ extensions from CleanShot, depending on your needs.

For months, I’ve been dragging images into Yoink just to use the Open with…’ menu to get them in CleanShot. Turns out that functionality could have been just a single right-click away. 🤯

Share menu containing CleanShot’s ‘Pin to the Screen’ item, and the pinned image floating on the desktop.
Working with basically any image in CleanShot is now so easy!

CleanShot X continues to impress and has further cemented its place as one of the very first apps I’ll put on a Mac.


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