What happened to the "From Web" tab on the "Insert Picture" dialog?


  • Hello,

    I use smugmug to host my photos and therefore always used the "Insert Picture" -> "From Web" functionality in Windows Live Writer. On Windows 7, the "From Web" tab is gone. How do I find the equivalent function when using Live Writer on 7?

    Thank you for any help!
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6:13 AM

All replies

  • Unfortunately, at the moment there's no way around this. However, the Live Writer team are more than aware of the problem.
    SL - Windows Live Platform MVP
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 8:29 AM
  • I inserting images from web manually by these procedure:
    • Press Shift + F12 (Show Source code of blog post - Option in Menu -> View -> Source)
    • Into place where i want image paste this code:
      <p><img title="Test Image" height="100" alt="Test Image" src="http://www.test.test/test.jpg" width="100"></p>
      Where replace property src by right URL to your image and others by your needs.
    • Then I switch again to View mode by key F11 and on the right edit remainig properties.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:48 PM
  • You can copy any image from any browser and paste it into the WYSIWYG editor, this will auto-hotlink the image for you.  This means don't have to mess with any HTML yourself.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 5:31 PM
  • If you paste an image URL into the  Insert Picture dialog, it totally hangs WLW.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:26 AM
  • The original post is dated 7 1/2 months ago. Are the developers working on fixing this problem? Is there a scheduled time frame for fixing this?
    Monday, November 02, 2009 11:21 AM
  • For the record, this "Insert Picture" -> "From Web" functionality was a great time saver and one of my favorite features of the older version I used with Vista.  I look forward to seeing that functionality restored the current Windows 7 version.


    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:18 AM
  • Give my plugin a try!FE151030F50B5B37!3348.entry. Does the same thing that's missing.
    SL - Windows Live Platform MVP
    If my post has answered your question, please mark it as an answer.
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:17 AM