Faster way to add images to articles
There are far too many clicks and steps to add an image to an article. Count the number of clicks it takes. I would like to see a streamlined way to add pictures to articles. Click add image > Open windows browser > select image > click ok. Drop the images in the images folder automatically.
As it stands now you click add image, then select from computer or from web, then it defaults to a folder that you can't add images to, so you select the images folder, then you have to click upload or use the drag and drop feature, then you click the image after it uploads and click insert. This is a whole lot of unnecessary steps.
We use DOC360 for software user guides and most of our images are screenshots. We name the image files with the screen name before uploading them to a specific folder the Drive. The tags and alt-text are added in Drive. We then insert the images into the articles.
We go through these extra steps because DOC360 will name images imported from a Word doc with the article name, not what the image is of. DOC360's image default workflow does not help us find screenshot that need updating due to UI changes.
Just tacking this on here, unsure of this is worthy of another thread or not. But, when addressing this issue, there is another issue that involves pasting images to a page.
Basically, once you click paste (ctrl+V) it takes a while for the link / image information to display, which is expected especially with larger images. But the issue comes when you paste, and then keep filling the page with text, the image pastes based on where the caret is at that moment, not where it was when the image was pasted. And this interrupts workflows a lot (at least for me)
I've included a GIF to illustrate my point.
For my drafts, I've just been pasting (Ctrl-V) an image I've captured directly into an article. (Was going to investigate later the gain(s) to having the final image files in the Drive. Other than the single source concept of being able to use one image in multiple articles/locations, what are the functionality gains missed?) (Admin.: If this isn't the appropriate place for my comment, feel free to delete...)
To add, when we insert an image directly from an article, we cannot edit the meta data. This makes it harder to manage tags on the go since we cannot search file manager by file name.
I hope you guys work on the file manager search capability as well.
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Thank you for your feedback, We have added to our pipeline and will pickup based on the priority.