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I want to paste into chat

Hello Skype Product Development,

 

IBM's Sametime lets me just paste an image from my clipboard into chat.  This is very useful when somebody says "I can't find the button to click" or whatever.  I pull up SnagIt / OneNote / etc, which puts the image in my clipboard, and then paste it into the chat.

 

On Sametime, this works awesomely.  Sometimes the other person pastes back what they see.  No need to set up screen sharing, etc.

 

Skype makes them download the, and then (hopefully) have an image program to see it?  Why all the work?  Some business people I work with don't understand how to download the image, and them I'm stuck setting up screen sharing with them.

 

What's stoping you from adding the 3 lines of code to show the image right in the chat?  I'd write an extension to do this, but then I'd have to get people to go install the extension first, which kind of ruins the whole point. 

 

If you search for "skype image in chat" in Google, you'll see hoards of people trying to do this. How do I lobby to get this as a new feature?

rsshilli
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rsshilli wrote:

Hello Skype Product Development,

 

IBM's Sametime lets me just paste an image from my clipboard into chat.  This is very useful when somebody says "I can't find the button to click" or whatever.  I pull up SnagIt / OneNote / etc, which puts the image in my clipboard, and then paste it into the chat.

 

On Sametime, this works awesomely.  Sometimes the other person pastes back what they see.  No need to set up screen sharing, etc.

 

Skype makes them download the, and then (hopefully) have an image program to see it?  Why all the work?  Some business people I work with don't understand how to download the image, and them I'm stuck setting up screen sharing with them.

 

What's stoping you from adding the 3 lines of code to show the image right in the chat?  I'd write an extension to do this, but then I'd have to get people to go install the extension first, which kind of ruins the whole point. 

 

If you search for "skype image in chat" in Google, you'll see hoards of people trying to do this. How do I lobby to get this as a new feature?


fwiw, here's my 2 cents . . .  (and I DO NOT present Skype)

 

I understand what you are saying about it sometmes being difficult to see the button to accept a file, but on the send side all you need do is drag and drop a file into the convesation window, and that works very well (you can also right-click on any file and send it to Skype)

 

Windows comes with default viewers and often users want to use another alternative so I don't think you can make much of an argument about the fact that a separate viewer is needed when you 'open' a file that was received via Skype, with the possible exception of the fact that it would be convenient to see an image file displayed in the relevant section of the conversation window

 

but Skype file transfer supports ANY file type, not just image files

 

and finally, any way you slice it, the actual contents of the file have to travel from sender to receiver, so there are no data efficiencies to be gained by displaying an image file 'inline' with the conversation

Regards,
Neil
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I miss this as well - it's the only useful thing that Apple Messages does: especially for quick screenshot pasting...
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