Drag and drop from desktop vs other browser window


(Chris Allick) #1

I noticed when I dragged and dropped an image from the desktop it auto-uploaded and showed up in the preview, but when I dragged an image from another browser window it did nothing.

  1. is there a way to turn that on in settings?
  2. is there a way to use imgur for image uploads?
  3. is there a way to have drag and dropped images from another browser window turn into an image tag?

(Régis Hanol) #2

Nope since it’s not a setting. Haven’t tried it but this might require some code change to handle this use case.

Nope. Right now we barely only support S3 as external storage. Feel free to build that as a plugin though.

Why would you need that?


(Chris Allick) #3

So I would imagine the flow as

  1. user drops image into comment
  2. dropped asset comes from desktop or is url
  3. either way ajax upload to s3 (or using imgur api to save space and money) and return url
  4. display as img tag

I have not developed a plugin for discourse yet, just launched my server, but it would rather simple so maybe i’ll take a crack at it.

Thanks.