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Anyone knows how to do so? What about if you want to edit the pics a little bit before pasting.

I am using windows.

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It should not be a lengthy process.

Straight from the web:

  1. Right click > Copy image location
  2. WordPress: Add Media > From URL

Editing a picture:

  1. Right click > Copy image
  2. Paste into your favorite photo editor (e.g. GIMP)
  3. Edit and Save
  4. WordPress: Add Media > From Computer

Note: with WordPress 3.3 you can also drag-and-drop files.

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+1 The drag and drop in WP3.3 is a great feature, thanks for pointing that out. –  goldenapples Dec 29 '11 at 5:56
    
+1. What happen is I copy the pics to microsoft picture manager. Well, I can't copy pics to clipboard once the pics are there. –  Jim Thio Dec 29 '11 at 7:47
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Here's another, quicker way to do this:

  1. Copy the picture with Ctrl-C (keyboard) or Right-click|Copy (mouse)
  2. To edit the picture first:
    • paste it into a simple photo editor (my favourite is PhotoFiltre; GIMP is too complicated for simple tasks like this). To paste an image, type Ctrl-Shift-V (keyboard) or in the menu click Edit|Paste as new image (mouse).
    • Edit the picture as desired. You do not need to save the image.
    • Copy the new edited image: Ctrl-A to select all and then Ctrl-C to copy (keyboard) or Select|Select all and then Edit|Copy (mouse).
    • In the edit post/page window in WordPress, paste the image directly in Visual view: Ctrl-V.

Two problems with this method:

  1. It will not save the image to the media library. It is for quick-and-dirty image posting only.
  2. The background HTML code for images pasted directly into WordPress is hideous. For cleaner HTML, install the Save Data:URL images plugin, which saves the image to your media folder (but still doesn't actually add it to the Media Library, as of version 0.1).
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