Bug 90126 - Add an online image to a document
Summary: Add an online image to a document
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Images Media-Online
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Reported: 2015-03-20 12:22 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-09-13 11:41 UTC (History)
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insert online image dialog in MSO (12.59 KB, image/png)
2015-03-21 11:33 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
insert image in google docs - search section (43.19 KB, image/png)
2015-03-21 11:35 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
inserting online media proposal (1.72 MB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-09-22 11:19 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-20 12:22:38 UTC
Its possible to add a locally accessible image to a document, so it would also be useful to add an online image to a document.

The implementation would be quite simple.
1) Click button or menu item to insert online image.
2) Dialog appears asking for URL of the image.
3) Image is downloaded to a temp folder and inserted into the document and then removed from temp folder.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-20 13:32:04 UTC
Another alternative idea would be not only allow a user to paste a url but also the ability to search through online image sources. Google Docs and MS0 2013.
Comment 2 Tomaz Vajngerl 2015-03-21 02:09:32 UTC
You can add an online image in the image file dialog already if you paste the url as location.

A combination with online image search makes more sense - but this was already an existing idea (to use OpenClipart as an image "provider").
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-21 11:17:46 UTC
I tested doing so with the default system provided image file dialog and it is not possible to do so. I'm assuming you mean its possible with LO's internal image file dialog.

With this functionality already present in LO, it should be presented in a way that users would easily be able to find it, which presently it isnt.
Comment 4 Tomaz Vajngerl 2015-03-21 11:28:21 UTC
No, I tried with Linux native file dialog. It may be that other OS file dialogs don't support this.
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-21 11:33:01 UTC
Created attachment 114230 [details]
insert online image dialog in MSO
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-21 11:35:18 UTC
Created attachment 114231 [details]
insert image in google docs - search section
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-09-22 11:19:47 UTC
Created attachment 118928 [details]
inserting online media proposal

I'm attaching my proposal for its implementation and the latest updates to the proposal can be found here.

Comment 8 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:39:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-06-06 01:37:36 UTC
Proposed solution was published on the design blog.

Comment 10 Volga 2022-02-17 04:12:15 UTC
This could be done by an extension. We are already have the AddPincs extension.


So we can add this functionality in this extension, then add URL of the image to do so.
Comment 11 Timur 2022-09-13 11:41:56 UTC
LO Insert-Image can open image from URL if it's with image extension.
It cannot if not, like https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=114230.
In addition to that, there's argument from Comment 3, easily be able to find it.