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EarlG

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6. If you just click "Copy image" then
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:37 AM
Feb 25

you're copying the image itself to your clipboard. That's why when you attempt to paste it into the text area on DU nothing happens, because the text area can only handle text, and you're trying to paste an image.

The trick to solve this is that when you right-click the image, select the option which says "Copy image location" or "Copy image link" or "Copy image address" -- it will be something like that, depending on which browser you're looking at. What you're trying to get is the link to the image, not the image itself.

If you use "Copy image location/link/address", then when you paste into the DU text area, it should paste the image URL as text.

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