I often make documentations and i need a feature to paste screenshots from my clipboard to the wiki. In most cases i install products or servers and there is not much time to edit pictures and so on, so it would be nice to just paste them into the wiki document directly. A picture edit would also be a nice feature, but not a must.
Image, Image, Image
Which Wiki´s are able to handle that?
A lot of times the issue is that when you are copying and pasting into a page the system needs to add it to the server or embed it in a way that it can reference externally. With that said, MindTouch doesn't support copy and paste of images, but it does have a lot of good ways to get screenshots into a MindTouch page.
You can use the built in attach/insert image which in one action will attach it to the page and embed it on the page.
You can use a tool like ScreenCapture: http://techsurance.com/screen_capture Which captures a screenshot and publishes it to MindTouch
MindTouch also has integration with ScreenSteps: http://www.screensteps.com and Aurelia Reporter: http://www.mindtouch.com/products/deskt … a_reporter ScreenSteps allows you to create documentation on the fly including screenshots and videos and then publish to MindTouch. Aurelia Reporter allows you to Publish from any Client application that prints into MindTouch.
I encourage you to download MindTouch and give it a shot with some of the above tools. You can Download MindTouch from http://www.mindtouch.com/Download
If you have any questions while you are going through the trial please contact support: http://www.mindtouch.com/support and they will be able to help you.
I often make documentations and i need a feature to paste screenshots from my clipboard to the wiki.
Which Wiki´s are able to handle that?
Most probably none. At least not a webbased one. This is a feature that is (AFAIK) not possible with web technology currently, but I'm happy to be proved wrong by other developers.
Just to confirm what andi said - this isn't possible to do with a web browser.
That is specifically why we created ScreenSteps, to make it easy to upload a lot of images at once. On top of that, it is specifically optimized for creating step-by-step instructions.
ScreenSteps integrates with several wikis - MindTouch, Confluence and Google Sites, as well as with WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Type Pad and Movable Type.
Let us know if you have any other questions about it.
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I know this is an old thread but as I have the same issue I wonder if it is really that difficult?
<thinking out loud without programming knowledge>
Can't a browser detect images in the edit field and auto-upload those on save with some naming logic like pagename_image#.png where the # is a number.
</thinking out loud without programming knowledge>
It would not be the most pretty as the name does not say anything about the image but that would be another matter.
I find the saving the screenshot to a file and move away from the page to upload the file and then return to the page to add the link quiet disturbing for the working process.
It would be a very nice feature to have to accommodate writers.
(specially made an account to post this :-)
The problem is, the web pages are not allowed to poke around your disk and upload random files from it to the server. Personally I'm pretty happy about it, but it makes it impossible to implement this feature the way you are describing it.
I know that there is some Google project (related to Google Wave possibly?) that works on adding a drag-and-drop functionality for file uploads to browsers. It's an additional feature build into some browsers (like Chrome) or provided using plugins in other (like Firefox). But I didn't look at it closely yet.
ConnectedText allows it but it is a Personal Wiki.
JAVA => should support it. (More Info @ http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins.JavaPasteAddOnDev but it was abandoned --- )
SILVERLIGHT => doesn't
ADOBE flash / AIR ?
The absence of such a plugin is for me one of the most heard critics in usability and wiki.
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I tried the demo site of Atlassian Confluence and it now supports this.
When editing a page, you simply need to paste the screenshot you just copied. There is a window that appears for 1 or 2 seconds and then the image is in the page.
Anyone knows if this VERY NICE feature has been implemented by another Wiki?
As a side note, I saw that Wordpress also support this!
So I guess that it's a matter of time before "major" wiki platform implement this.
If someone knows at least that a wiki platform is working on this, I'd like to know as well.
well, it seems that X-Wiki allows that! In fact, I'm thinking that many wiki might allow this since many of them are using the same text editor (ckeditor/tinymce).
Can you link to a demo of an application (preferably Open Source) that offers this?
There is a demo of X-Wiki where you can register and play around : http://playground.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome
I was not successful in my tests with XWiki (did you try?)
But I did find SUPA - The Screenshot UPload Applet: http://supa.sourceforge.net/
Which has a DokuWiki plugin (and maybe others): http://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:supa
I am hoping we could have a common applet for both screencasting and copy-pasting an image (or selecting part of the desktop screen)
I am putting all my research here:
I just registered on X-Wiki playground, and I was able to paste a screenshot (copied directly from Greenshot), and also paste a JPG file from my computer without pre-attaching it to the page.
From my point of view, I found what I was looking for!
Bonne chance dans tes recherches:)
For the record, I have refined the requirements: http://dev.tiki.org/ScreenCapture
Dear MaxCSA (or anyone):
How did you paste an image into a blog post in XWiki?
I've installed it on one of my Linux boxes, but I can't find any way to paste an image into a post.
If I try to paste it into the richtext editor, it looks like it works, but then saving it shows me a jumble of text (presumably the encoded version of the binary image).
Any thoughts are welcome!
D'oh! Looks like pasting an image into the WSYWYG editor works in IE7 and Chrome 17, but not in Firefox 11.
So as a conclusion (sort of):
After testing and researching, I have come to the conclusion that copy-pasting is not the best way to address this issue.
* Copy-paste implies that the pic is already exactly what you want (size, etc.) or then you need online tools to crop/resize.
* You don't see what you are pasting before you paste it
* Copy-paste implies that the pic is already in your clipboard. If you want to upload part of your desktop, you'll need a desktop tool to select part of your screen and copy.
Thus, it's much better to go the jCapture route, which is to select part of your screen and upload that.
jCapture is a nifty FOSS Java applet which is a plugin of DokuWiki:
The project leader was nice enough to add audio and video recording so we can now make screencasts! In effect, jCapture is AFAIK (And I did quite a bit of research on this), the World's first (and as of now only) web-based FOSS screen recording tool.
I hope more web apps and wiki engines will join us and integrate it. To help make this a reality, we have moved the project to:
If copy-paste is really what you still need, there is another DokuWiki plugin for this:
Confluence 4.0 supports cut and paste of images in Chrome and Firefox.
See a video of it in action here:
Last edited by BrendanBurns (2012-10-01 14:11:22)
I have added videos, which demonstrate how to capture a screenshot and draw on it, or record a screencast (including audio), and do some basic editing before publishing:
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