Force dynalist to always be image host, how?

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#1

Sometimes I copy a .gif of .jpg and paste into dynalist. But then a week later its a blank box and clicking it goes to a 404 expired link. Dynalist offloaded hosting to the temporary url I got it from. facebook.com gifs for example. Those image urls don’t last forever.

How do I force dynalist to always host pasted images? What’s the easiest and simplest way?


#2

This works for me for copying images from my browser into Dynalist:

  • Right-click the image and choose “Copy Image”.
  • Click a node in Dynalist and paste from your keyboard (e.g. Ctrl-V in Windows).
  • Dynalist will upload the image and host it on their servers.

Note that it’s the “Copy Image” option, not “Copy Image Link” – that grabs the URL, which isn’t what you want. If “Copy Image” doesn’t appear in the right click menu, you may first need to open it in a new tab and then “Copy Image” from that tab.


#3

I know it is weird, but I always use “Copy Image”. It oftentimes pastes an externally hosted image into dynalist. I think Chrome copies the metadata along with the image, and if dynalist sees metadata for a host url in the pasted image it uses [!](external url) but if theres no metadata it uploads and uses [!](dynalist url). Do you use Chrome?


#4

Oh really? Wow, I didn’t know it could do that. Yes, I use Chrome on Windows.

Maybe a different workaround would be to download the image to your local machine first, and then drag it into Dynalist. That way there’s no URL for Dynalist to discover.


#5

Yeah…feels like a lot of hassle though, oh well.


#6

I can’t reproduce it at the moment…though i do have a big graveyard of (sadly) 404ed images showing up as blank squares in my dynalist…maybe it is fixed, ill keep an eye on the url its using when i paste images…


#7

Are you saying dynalist.io/u/xxxx links are showing 404? Or are they external links?


#8

External. When I drag or Command-V an image from chrome into dynalist in Chrome, it doesn’t always make a [!](dynalist.io/u/xxxx) item, sometimes it makes a [!](facebook_cdn.com/temp?expiration_token=blah) item. I have to keep a hawk eye on the markdown code every time I add an image to make sure I get a dynalist url. Sometimes I don’t notice until the image becomes a glaring blank square in dynalist.


#9

It involves a little more work, but have you tried right clicking the image and selecting “Copy image”? Does this method work?


#10

It’s working perfectly for now. I’ll keep an eye on it, and give reproduce steps if it ever happens again.


#11

Thanks in advance!