Ads and Grabs
April 29th, 2010
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TinyGrab & ZeroTwo Studios

TinyGrab officially launched in July 2009, when it launched it offered a service like no other. A reliable screenshot sharing platform, that was mysteriously ad free. April 2010 and we’re still a reliable screenshot sharing platform. However, due to the changing ways of business and the internet TinyGrab will start implementing ads into its system.

We are partnering with Zero Two Studios to provide high quality, non-intrusive and appealing adverts on grab pages. Starting Monday 3rd of May all short TinyGrab links/uploads will display their content in HTML pages. There will be a small discreet header, with the TinyGrab logo and a non-intrusive advert in the top right hand corner. We are not shrinking your grabs or altering your image, we are changing the way that it is initially displayed. Images shared with TinyGrab’s long URL will still point directly to your grab as an image and not a web page. Adverts will be displayed on all short TinyGrab URLs, although Premium members will have an option to disable this default and turn ads off. We would like to encourage those who received TinyGrab Premium, for free, from MacHeist to consider leaving the default option of ads enabled, in order to help support TinyGrab.

The decision to insert ads onto our platform was not an easy one to make, however we believe that it is crucial to the further development and continued operational service of TinyGrab. The revenue generated from displaying ads on grabs will go straight back into TinyGrab, funding further development and allowing TinyGrab 2.0 to be truly great.

If you would like to advertise your brand, or product, on TinyGrab please contact Zero Two Studios by visiting

Chris Leydon
TinyGrab Project Manager.

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9 Responses to “Ads and Grabs”

  1. @@ Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I’d love to know, technically, why you chose IFrames. Seems a slightly odd choice.

  2. Chris Leydon Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Actually last minute decision has been to move away from iFrames, we’re just using simple ol’ HTML instead.

  3. compwhizii Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I’m upset that now my uploaded images that I’ve hotlinked no longer load. I paid $10 for premium and a month later this happens. Great.

  4. Chris Leydon Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hello John,

    This shouldn’t be happening, it sounds as though you’re experiencing a bit of a bug. Could you please email more details to me directly and I’ll look into this for you. –

  5. Chris Leydon Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    The problem that you’re experiencing only happens when you embed an image using the short TinyGrab URL, the longer version of the URL complete with image extension, is available via the online control panel at – These images can still be embedded.

  6. compwhizii Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Then it’s still a problem for images that are already hotlinked, I’d have to go back and fix them all.

  7. Kevin Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Wish there was an option to buy a membership and have no ads, no header.

  8. Ryan Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I’m happy to support TinyGrab by displaying ads, but I noticed that grabs started taking a really long time to display around the time that ads were inserted. Are there any plans to improve the speed of grabs?

  9. Jesse Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    For what it’s worth, I support you all the way. No one likes ads, but when you’re pushing bits at the volume that I think TinyGrab must be, you just can’t afford it without some ad revenue. There’s no free lunch.