How to Save Time Adding Images to WordPress Posts Using Cut and Paste

This tutorial is for WordPress bloggers who like to add multiple images to their blog posts. Adding images to WordPress blog posts can take time. You have to first edit the image and then add it to the WordPress media library before you can insert the image into a post or page. Furthermore, by using the following approach, you can easily edit images as opposed to editing images in a graphics editor such as Photoshop.

In this post, I will explain how you can cut and paste an image into WordPress (WordPress does not permit you to insert images by pasting as standard) and introduce you to an awesome screen capture desktop application.

I’m going to show you how you can insert and edit an image from your desktop screen into a WordPress page or post within seconds and without the need of a graphics editor.

Heres how…

Firstly, you need to install and activate the OnePress Image Elevator WordPress plugin and download the desktop screen capture application Screen Shooter. The OnePress Elevator plugin allows you to paste images into a WordPress blog post or page. Screen Shooter is a clever application designed to take a screenshot of any part of a desktop screen.

To use Screen Shooter you can either click “Screenshot” or press “F9”, then select the area of the screen you want to capture and the area becomes an image stored in the clipboard.

If you click “Draw’ on the menu, you can add various shapes, text or highlight parts of the image in seconds. As you can see in the image above, I used the “Ellipse” feature to add a circle around “Screenshot”. Screen Shooter will also store the image on their server and a URL for this stored image is displayed. You can then share this URL so anyone can see your screenshot.

Now all you need to do is right click and copy and paste the image using the keyboard shortcut “CTRL+V” into your blog post or page.

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