If you envy Gmail’s built-in drag ‘n’ drop and copy/paste feature for images, here is the good news. Redactor has announced the launch of its WYSIWYG editor that incorporates built-in drag and drop and copy and paste functionality for images.
Redactor 9.1 offers five major new features:
- Drag and drop for images: Simply drag an image into Redactor and it will be uploaded to the server. Simple API calls and callbacks can be found here:http://imperavi.com/redactor/docs/API.
- Scaling functionality: Select an image and intuitively scale it by dragging the bottom right corner.
- Ability to move images across text: Quickly and easily drag images across text until they are positioned exactly according to your requirements.
- Copy/paste for images: Copy an image from a hard drive, Photoshop (full image or section only) or MS Word and then just paste it wherever you like inside the Redactor user area.
- Link parsing: Insert a link to a YouTube video and it will be converted to YouTube’s embedded video player. Insert a link to an image and it will be converted to an actual image with a proper <img> tag.
Plus, Redactor 9.1 introduces a parsing option. This allows users to automatically convert links to images into proper <img> tags as well as offering users the functionality to automatically create YouTube-embedded players from YouTube video links.
Redcator vs. TinyMCE
Redactor team claims to be super lean as compared to the popular WYSIWYG editor, TinyMCE.