Possible Workaround for Image Upload Problem

Hi Tiffany,

The difference between the two image upload options appears to be this:

· The “add image” icon to the right (screen capture from earlier message) uploads an new image directly to the post

· The “add image” icon to the left (screen capture in this message) allows editor to specify a URL to an existing image

I have taken a few screen captures to illustrate a possible workaround.

1) Upload an image with the “Documents and Media Upload” (note: no preview of image – feature request?)

a. https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/sites/default/files/2007-Front-of-OFSL.JPG

b. See screen grab “Drupal-image-by-url-no-preview.png”

2) Add image using icon to left in editor window

a. See screen grab “Drupal-image-by-url.png”

b. Finished product: https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/research-labs/olympia-forestry-sciences-laboratory

I’m not sure actually doing this makes sense, from a content management perspective, but perhaps it does.

Any thoughts?



Tanner Jessel, MSIS
Science Communications Research Fellow
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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