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A fellow suggested I make a request for the ability to add images to our questions/answers. I responded to his suggestion as follows:

 

Yes. Its a nuisance to have to put these pictures up on your server where they are useless after one go and time-consuming.

 

We’re supposed to learn from each other as there isn’t a manual and something as simple as this which is a learning tool isn’t available and does everyone have there own website?

 

 

I would think it would benefit all that this functionality be made available. A lot can be communicated with images.

 

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A fellow suggested I make a request for the ability to add images to our questions/answers. I responded to his suggestion as follows:

 

Yes. Its a nuisance to have to put these pictures up on your server where they are useless after one go and time-consuming.

 

We’re supposed to learn from each other as there isn’t a manual and something as simple as this which is a learning tool isn’t available and does everyone have there own website?

 

 

I would think it would benefit all that this functionality be made available. A lot can be communicated with images.

 

I'm a little confused; are you requesting that Alfred store images in his local clipboard history (I thought that was what you meant when I suggested you make the request)? Or do you want images in forum posts, like this:

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The original thread: Why will a snippet not insert the picture

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I'm a little confused; are you requesting that Alfred store images in his local clipboard history (I thought that was what you meant when I suggested you make the request)? Or do you want images in forum posts, like this:

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The original thread: Why will a snippet not insert the picture

 

 

Tyler,

 

LOL! Now I'm confused. Actually both. Not really quite. Images like you have above. I was told to do that we have to load them to our own web servers and provide a link. Is that what you did. If I just copy an image in the server won't accept it.

 

Then I was trying to do a snippet where the snippet would display an image in the line something like this:

 

Hi Belle just testing {clipboard}

 

 

Belle just replied after I tested numerous messages on her and finally said I don't think this is working she replied "Nope!" I just told her I have a naughty butler but she's probably not finding it as funny as me.

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Then I was trying to do a snippet where the snippet would display an image in the line something like this:

 

Hi Belle just testing {clipboard}

 

I deleted your testing topic in the help forum as you spread this same topic over 3 separate posts which is unnecessary.

 

You can't just expect pasting an image into a medium such as a forum to work and post that image... in the same was as if I had an image in my clipboard right now and used cmd+c to paste that image into this post reply, it wouldn't work. This is why the image needs to be hosted somewhere for you to display it.

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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I deleted your testing topic in the help forum as you spread this same topic over 3 separate posts which is unnecessary.

 

You can't just expect pasting an image into a medium such as a forum to work and post that image... in the same was as if I had an image in my clipboard right now and used cmd+c to paste that image into this post reply, it wouldn't work. This is why the image needs to be hosted somewhere for you to display it.

 

Cheers,

Andrew

 

 

That question has to do with the snippets under clipboard.

 

There are two issues. One which Tyler responded to with a big Naughty Butler Alfred hat and that had to door with images in the forum. In other forums there’s usually a button to attach an image which everyone finds helpful so maybe you should think about hosting it. Here it seems but I might be wrong but I have to put up the image on my web site and then link the image to that. That’s what I was told and I think its stupid. A lot of people don’t have web sites like I do or maybe they do as things seem different in Alfred land.

 

Cheers

 

Kerry

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Tyler,

 

LOL! Now I'm confused. Actually both. Not really quite. Images like you have above. I was told to do that we have to load them to our own web servers and provide a link. Is that what you did. If I just copy an image in the server won't accept it.

 

Then I was trying to do a snippet where the snippet would display an image in the line something like this:

 

Hi Belle just testing {clipboard}

 

 

Belle just replied after I tested numerous messages on her and finally said I don't think this is working she replied "Nope!" I just told her I have a naughty butler but she's probably not finding it as funny as me.

 

I use CloudApp for all my screenshots. Here's how my process goes:

  1. Upload image to CloudApp
  2. Paste link into web browser; click 'Direct Link' in the upper right
  3. Copy URL of direct link
  4. Hit 'Image' button in Alfred Forum post toolbar Alfred%20Forum%20Image.jpg
  5. Paste the Direct Link URL into the popup

I also made a quick workflow to automate uploading and direct link copying.

 

Cheers :)

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That question has to do with the snippets under clipboard.

 

Yes, I left the second one regarding snippets / clipboard. I removed the 3rd one which was a mix of these two topics.

 

As for image hosting, you don't need a server or a website, just use any image hosting service such as Tyler's suggestion above. I use Dropbox for hosting my images. Alfred can't host those images for you as he is local on your Mac, and we don't host images (and other media) on these forums for liability / bandwidth issues.

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I use CloudApp for all my screenshots. Here's how my process goes:

  1. Upload image to CloudApp
  2. Paste link into web browser; click 'Direct Link' in the upper right
  3. Copy URL of direct link
  4. Hit 'Image' button in Alfred Forum post toolbar Untitled.png
  5. Paste the Direct Link URL into the popup

I also made a quick workflow to automate uploading and direct link copying.

 

Cheers :)

 

 

Hi Tyler,

 

OK I think I found what you’re talking about on the Apple store. It sounds simple enough. I have so many cloud services going though but this one seems to be for this kind of thing as opposed to me using my web site for it. I was just told we have to use our own web site to do what you’ve done.

 

 

 

 

However, I’m kind of curious what you thought I was asking as I thought this is what you were suggesting I should put in a formal request. I did. However, one always has to be careful getting me and Alfred going. You never know what the results will be.

 

Oddly enough though, completely separately from what I thought you were responding to, I was watching Don McAllister’s tutorial again on a specific area of Alfred to do with snippets and pasting in the date and time and the clipboard. It was the clipboard that was sort of working but to my friend at the other end who I have fun testing things on she’s like now what’s he doing as that {clipboard} snippet was generating these long URL’s as opposed to a nice picture. It was like Kerry stop already, 

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Yes, I left the second one regarding snippets / clipboard. I removed the 3rd one which was a mix of these two topics.

 

As for image hosting, you don't need a server or a website, just use any image hosting service such as Tyler's suggestion above. I use Dropbox for hosting my images. Alfred can't host those images for you as he is local on your Mac, and we don't host images (and other media) on these forums for liability / bandwidth issues.

 

 

Andrew I see. I was using my own web site to do that. I could use Dropbox as I use that and I also have a lot of bandwidth on SugarSync but I’d have to contact the to ask them if this can be done. I suspect it can be but I don’t use it for that, I use Dropbox and iCloud solely for sync’g and SugarSync for file sharing, backup and sync’g of my computers. Since I have so much bandwidth on this one though I’ll check with them to see if it can be done.

 

I got Tylers app but I don’t know how this works either. I posted the link into a reply to him above and it takes you to a page I guess I downloaded it to. The best place for me to do this is my web site but then I use that extensively for my writing and I don’t want it to get messed up with anymore images and files than it already is.

 

I’ll figure this out. I’ve only really had to paste images in a couple of times when I was testing a couple of workflows for a couple of people. Its not like its a major thing. I’ll jump to SugarSync and see if it can be done off that site. If not I‘ll figure out the best place for this kind of thing.

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One thing about Alfred, he’s giving me tons of ideas and thoughts I’ve not really had to consider before.

 

I still don’t know though where that third question to do with the snippet was and the clipboard. I thought I only asked it at one spot.

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Yes, I left the second one regarding snippets / clipboard. I removed the 3rd one which was a mix of these two topics.

 

As for image hosting, you don't need a server or a website, just use any image hosting service such as Tyler's suggestion above. I use Dropbox for hosting my images. Alfred can't host those images for you as he is local on your Mac, and we don't host images (and other media) on these forums for liability / bandwidth issues.

 

 

Andrew,

 

SugarSync can’t host the images. I don’t actually see how Dropbox does it either. I’ve done it from my website no problem. 

 

Tylers solution works but I’m not really I understand what the differences are here. I’ve never really had to do this before except here so this is all new to me.

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Andrew,

 

SugarSync can’t host the images. I don’t actually see how Dropbox does it either. I’ve done it from my website no problem. 

 

Tylers solution works but I’m not really I understand what the differences are here. I’ve never really had to do this before except here so this is all new to me.

 

Try a Google Search for 'hosting images on dropbox'. Any of the first several links should help.

 

Cheers :)

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Try a Google Search for 'hosting images on dropbox'. Any of the first several links should help.

 

Cheers :)

 

Yeah Dropbox is simple. The SugarSync people could not make it work oddly. The getapp works well. Very straightforward. So that’s good. No problem from my site as that’s what I was using previously. It’s curious that SugarSync doesn’t support this function.

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Yes, I left the second one regarding snippets / clipboard. I removed the 3rd one which was a mix of these two topics.

 

As for image hosting, you don't need a server or a website, just use any image hosting service such as Tyler's suggestion above. I use Dropbox for hosting my images. Alfred can't host those images for you as he is local on your Mac, and we don't host images (and other media) on these forums for liability / bandwidth issues.

 

Hi Andrew,

 

Well I have lots of solutions for this if I need to do it again. The one thing from this whole exercise that struck me as odd was that SugarSync could not do this. So all is good.

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