Editing and inserting graphics in Mediawiki is slow and cumbersome. The graphics have to be managed separately from the text.
The complex workflow creates resistance for my team to update documentation.
My workflow is like this:
- take snapshot and crop
- save to disk, give it a filename, copy filename to clipboard
- click mediawiki graphics tag, paste filename
- paste filename again in external editor, with comment
- repeat for other graphics, continuing article
- save article
- click the link to the non-existent image,
- paste the filename and comment from the external editor to the dialogs in mediawiki and upload the file
- repeat for all graphics
- delete temporary files from disk
What I would really like to see would be an editor which would allow me to paste directly and it would quietly create, upload and link the graphic. It could be built in, it could be external, it doesn't matter.
Does such a thing exist?
Thanks for any help!
There are similar questions out there, but they don't seem to address the problem:
This question asks about inline functionality for any wiki (no answers for mediawiki): Copy & Paste Images Wiki functionality?
This question seems to talk about keeping the image separate from the site (subject to time limits and external controls): A web app that allows me to paste an image copied into clipboard?