Allow adding images from URL rather than upload

It would be a great time saver for me as a GM if I could add images via a link rather than upload, similar to when reverse image searching on Google Images. As it is now, I often download an image, make no changes to it, then upload it again.

This is really a good idea, it would be nice + it would save space on the cloud

@Mak71m10 Elbow? Server perhaps?

yes, I made a little mistake, I meant on the cloud

I know you are probably talking about handouts or assets, but in the chat you can actually do that with markdown. Example:

![](https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/welcome-to-sunny-barovia/images/c/c8/Donavich.png/revision/latest?cb=20181022073246)

(This will compile to be the actual image in chat)

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I’m gonna have to remember that one, that seems like a super handy command.

This is awesome! However, I tried to launch it in a chat from a incognito-window astral game and the image is blank. Is that on me? Can you guys check if for you is the same?

I just tried the following without problems:

![Astral] (https://support.astraltabletop.com/uploads/default/original/1X/7bcb7f0d77c5a6ef253763d4216103d70b420136.png)

You might find that you are only able to reference images that are stored in your Vault.

Just made some other test. I think it depend’s on the image resolution as well…

@Tanito77 I think the wiki prevents outside linking of images. I tried this one and it worked in my incognito window
![](https://i.imgur.com/Ga4MWil.png)

When the image posts to the chat, the menu to delete the message becomes difficult to see. The “kebab” style menu is still there though!
Screenshot%202021-06-22%20085238

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@lamc You won’t believe, now is working but only if I open the chat in a separated window (Chrome). However, we are almost there. This is honestly the most needed feature from my side. Astral is the top of the top for me and for what I personally ask to a Virtual TT, however sharing handouts/pictures under “GM control” is the very last feature preventing Astral to be the over the top :slight_smile: