How to upload screenshots via a keybind with ShareX

For this tutorial, you will need an API token, you can create one at Make sure you give they key the “Upload” permission.

1) Download/Install ShareX

2) Open “Custom uploader settings”

3) Copy the following text somewhere so you can replace REPLACE_ME with your API token before the next step

  "Version": "13.6.1",
  "Name": "NightLight Uploader",
  "DestinationType": "ImageUploader",
  "RequestMethod": "POST",
  "RequestURL": "",
  "Headers": {
    "Authorization": "Bearer REPLACE_ME"
  "Body": "MultipartFormData",
  "FileFormName": "file",
  "URL": "$json:data.url$",
  "ErrorMessage": "$json:error.message$"

4) With the edited version of that text copied to your clipboard, click “Import” > “From clipboard”

Import config

5) Close the Custom Uploader window and open “Hotkey settings”

Hotkey settings menu

6) Click “Add” to create a new hotkey

Create a new hotkey

7) Set task to “Capture active window”

Capture active window

8) Check “Override after capture tasks” and select “Upload image to host”

Feel free to deselect any existing options

9) Check “Override after upload tasks” and select “Open URL”

This step will make ShareX open the match review screen automatically. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to (you can find a link to review any unverified matches on the Matches page).
Feel free to deselect any existing options here as well.

Instruct ShareX to open the match review page after uploading

10) Check “Override destinations” and change the image uploader to “Custom image uploader”

Change the image uploader to our custom one

11) Check “Override default custom uploader” and make sure our NightLight Uploader is selected

Choose the NightLight custom uploader

12) Close the Hotkey window and set a keybind

You can set/change the keybind by clicking on the keybind text, I’ve set mine to CTRL + N

Set the keybind

You should be good to go!

If you want to test it, you can open an old screenshot in full screen and try out your shortcut there. If it works, be sure to delete the match to avoid messing up your stats though!