[IPython-dev] Paste images into the notebook

Juergen Hasch python at elbonia.de
Fri Feb 7 16:47:34 EST 2014

Am 07.02.2014 22:29, schrieb Matthias BUSSONNIER:
> Hi there, 
> Le 7 févr. 2014 à 21:04, Edeler, Torsten a écrit :
>> Hi everybody.
>> I’m playing around with the notebook.
>> It is fantastic! Thank you for this amazing piece of software!
>> I’m just missing the ability to paste images directly from the clipboard (e.g. screenshots) into the notebook. My OS is Win7. How do I make that work?
> Short answer is you can't. 

Actually, it works :-)

It only takes around 15 lines of Javascript code to implement this as clipboard paste event for Chrome.
All you have to do is receive the image from clipboard, create a markdown cell, and paste the image as base64.

Not efficient and slow as hell for larger images, so I won't say this is a viable solution. Still, technically it can be

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