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26 December 2014 11:40 PM Posted by: WolfKodi

Image Upload And Sharing In RoomsViews: 1232



Being a partial artistic community here on Wolfing, I've always loved the ability to share doodles, drawings, photographs and images, both on the pack howls and within rooms. Today, I've not only included an image upload option inside rooms, but I've also made the process a lot easier and convenient by allowing clipboard-copied images to be pasted, or local image files to dragged and dropped directly into the sharing boxes. Traditional click and browse for a file as well as drag and drop is supported by all major web browsers. The pasting of clipboard images is tested and confirmed to be supported by recent versions of Chrome and Firefox.



There are many ways you may take advantage of this image copy and paste feature. For instance, you may come across an image that you would like to share while browsing the web. Right click on the image and click on the option to "Copy Image".



You can also copy images from your favourite image editor by first selecting a section that you would like to share, or all of it. If you're on Windows, you can use the Snipping Tool to share a selection of your screen. You don't have to save it after snipping. The snipped image is automatically copied to your clipboard. You can copy a screenshot of your current active window by using keyboard combination Alt+PrntScr (PrintScreen).



However you choose to copy an image, once you have it in your clipboard, head back over to the message input box and pasting it there. Your copied image would automatically reproduce itself. You can choose to optionally include a message. It will only be shared once you after you press enter or click on send. To make use of this paste feature, Firefox uses will have to hover their mouse over the top-right corner of the message input box. A small blue square should light up, click on it and paste your image into that box. Chrome users can directly paste images into the message box itself.



When you want to highlight or capture a moment, you can snip an image of a portion of the current room and paste that into the message box to instantly share that with others.

The same image copy pasting methods can also be done on the Howl comment and reply boxes. In the case of howl boxes, Firefox users can directly paste images into the box. There's no tiny blue square so don't go looking for one. If any of these image pasting methods fail, you can always fall back to dragging and dropping files, or using the click to browser and attach option.

Oh, and in-room images shared using this new attach option will be display larger in the bubbles compared to the image URL or links.

Try pressing that print-screen button on your keyboard now and pasting the copied image into a howl box or a room message input box and watch magic happen! And no, don't do it below here as News Howls do not support image attachments.


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AlphaWolf 4 years, 7 months ago
Alan is so lucky he was a model xD
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Genghis Swan 4 years, 7 months ago
Mac OS/chrome users can print screen and paste directly into chat just as windows OS/chrome users do. Mac OS copies the image directly to one's clipboard.

To copy one's entire screen and paste in chat use Command+Control+Shift+3 and then Command+v

To snip a portion of one's screen to paste into chat use Command+Control+Shift+4. This command brings up a rectangular tool on one's screen for which one can select an area to crop. You can then proceed to paste into chat using Command+v.
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Frozen 4 years, 8 months ago
Now we'll see if we can find another bug. XP
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ForeverLostHeroes 4 years, 8 months ago
This is really great Kodi :3
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Alantheomega 4 years, 8 months ago
Cool! and I´m there XD you Kodi are unpredictable
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XGinGinX 4 years, 8 months ago
You are famous dude xD
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Faithdougwolve 4 years, 8 months ago
This will be most useful. Thank you for the update, Kodi!
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Kat 4 years, 8 months ago
awesome! love it
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MinniHowl 4 years, 8 months ago
Sweet :D Neat feature and quite helpful if one wants input on an ongoing drawing or such!
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WolfKodi 4 years, 8 months ago
Inspiration came from MSN and Skype. I've always found it so convenient that I could just paste clipboard images into those instant messaging applications. Now we have it for Wolfing.
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Armin 4 years, 8 months ago
Awesome! Im sure this will help a lot :3 (especially me xD)
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That is awsome Kodi! :D *big weasel hug*
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Thank you! ^-^
And now to put it to the test!
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okay I just tested and i have to say that I love it! ^^
However, they seem a bit too big to me - i mean, look, it covers like a quater of the room O.o http://www.shapeloft.com/imageupload/2014/12/26/0/image-294317-e03cbcdc.png
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WolfKodi 4 years, 8 months ago
Haha, there are some picture you don't want to be big. It was meant to encourage people to use it. I've sized it down.