Some image hosting sites like Imgur and min.us support image uploading via drag-and-drop in Chrome and Firefox. It would be nice if you could upload an image and add it to your post by dropping it on the edit page.



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A few days ago (February 2011), a new image upload is being tested on Meta, adding support for paste and drag-and-drop:

New image upload dialog

However, this does not support direct paste or drag-and-drop into the edit page; one first needs to click the "Image" button (Ctrl+G) to show the upload dialog.

In June 2015, this new dialog was implemented:

Newer image upload dialog

  • But: no direct download from xkcd.com ;-)
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 18:11
  • And: maybe it's part of A/B Testing, just like a new sign up form.
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 18:18
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    It's not, but it hasn't been deployed beyond Meta yet either. Can't wait for it to show up in chat...
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 20:05
  • @shog9, if this post is too early, then of course feel free to delete (and also in the Recent Changes post, and some comments). It works great, by the way!
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 23:34
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    I don't see any reason not to document it - I'm pretty sure this isn't going away, and it could probably use some more attention (and stress-testing) before it goes live elsewhere anyway.
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 23:37
  • It does allow pasting images
    – badp
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 0:59
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    Sure, @badp, after you first clicked the "Image" button (Ctrl+G). In Chrome on a Mac, I cannot paste directly into the editor, which is what the question kind of asked for. Are you seeing something different?
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 9:34
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    or paste or drag-and-drop sounds wrong. Replace the second "or" with a slash, like this: or paste/drag-and-drop
    – SeinopSys
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 10:34
  • Very cool guys! Best/Website/Ever ;)
    – user66001
    Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 14:00
  • (@Shog9 and all: I noticed it's live on SO as well; please feel free to delete this when the team makes some official announcement here!)
    – Arjan
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 23:24

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