XF 2.0 What does Drop image mean?

Bill Stuntz

Active member
I interpret it as Drag & Drop an image, or copy/paste an image using standard Windows procedures. I always just "click here" to open a file selection window & do it that way.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
I'm not able to Drag and Drop or Copy/Paste into that box. Hopefully someone knows how it's suppose to work.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
Thank you, Dadparvar.

So these are the steps:

1) Make the browser window about half screen.
2) Click the Insert image icon in the editor toolbar.
3) Open Finder or Explore if on a Windows.
4) Click on a filename you want to drop.
5) Drag the thumbnail over to the Drop image box.
6) Make the browser window full screen.
 

Dadparvar

Well-known member
So these are the steps:

1) Make the browser window about half screen.
2) Click the Insert image icon in the editor toolbar.
3) Open Finder or Explore if on a Windows.
4) Click on a filename you want to drop.
5) Drag the thumbnail over to the Drop image box.
6) Make the browser window full screen.
What I do is:
  1. Drag the image on editor
  2. Drop it
You don't need to click that insert image button if you don't need it in your case. You can simply drag and drop:
https://dc626.4shared.com/img/cHIyvy0Kca/s23/15fe6fce7d8/2017-11-22_22-47-03

(also if your explorer is full screen, you can again drag the image to browser on taskbar, and it will bring the browser in front, and then easily drop it. You don't need to resize or move or ... any window)
 
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we_are_borg

Well-known member
If you have two browser tabs open you can grab image from one tab put it to the other tab. Its not something you would use daily but its useful to have sometimes.
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
Thank you, Dadparvar.

So these are the steps:

1) Make the browser window about half screen.
2) Click the Insert image icon in the editor toolbar.
3) Open Finder or Explore if on a Windows.
4) Click on a filename you want to drop.
5) Drag the thumbnail over to the Drop image box.
6) Make the browser window full screen.
or while you are dragging you can switch window:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts (search: "Switch window")
Another useful shortcut is "Show desktop".

Point 2) is not needed, you can drag and drop directly in the message box.
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
Correct the Drop image block is not needed. It would be nice if it was eliminated as I think it can confuse users.
Confuse users? Really?

I think that is ok to maintain it but I think that once clicked the two icons "upload" and "by url" have to be more prominent.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
You know that most social media use this its almost standard and a must have.
I remember when YouTube added it about a year ago.

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I have never used the drag and drop there either, I always clicked the "Select files to upload" link instead.

I think in XF2 it's still confusing as there are now four different ways to upload an image, that's too many choices.
 

Crazy-Achmet

Well-known member
I think in XF2 it's still confusing as there are now four different ways to upload an image, that's too many choices.
Why? How can there be too many? Everyone can use their most prevered way. For some a drag and drop is better and for some it's to click a "upload image" button.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
All you need is browse for file (via the image icon) and drag and drop into the post. Anything else is just clutter IMO
 
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