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Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby seans_potato_biz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:29 pm

I would like to be able to drag bitmap images from my web browser into Inkscape. Is that possible?
Win 7/10, Inkscape 0.92.2

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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby theozh » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:36 pm

I'm sure you have already tried it.
What I get when dragging e.g. from Firefox is a Bitmap Import dialog but if I press OK I get an Error Message.
So it seems like it is intented to work but for some reason (access rights(?) or Inkscape bug(?)) it doesn't.
Maybe worth filing a bug report?
For the time being you need to stick to:
1. Right-mouse-click on the image, 2. Copy graphics and 3. in Inkscape Paste with Ctrl+V.

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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby Polygon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:44 pm

What works on Mac is to drag the bitmap image onto the Inkscape app Icon in the dock - but will make a new document - no pasting into already open files afaik.

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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:29 pm

Maybe a two-step drag... keeps a copy locally, FWIW.

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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby Moini » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:59 pm

Doesn't work for me at all (except for the copy-paste option) on LM18.2, Xfce.
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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby Lazur » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:51 pm

Copy/paste works here, sort of.
However alpha transparency is disregarded so ctrl+c/ctrl+v thumbnail from ocal with no backdrop leaves with a "black rectangle".
(win10 64bit)

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Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

Postby brynn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:05 am

I get the same result as TD, on Windows. Didn't try anything with partial or full transparency.


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