I have a store with which uses lots of images on blog posts and pages. If I'm writing a new blog post and I want to add an image which I uploaded to a blog post a long while ago, I find I have to page through many pages on the insert image selector to find the image I want.
I guess I could find the URL and use that, but it's not a great solution and also that doesn't work on things like adding a new image to a slideshow.
Is there a better way to find and choose images?
If the image is on your site, you can usually get the URL pretty quick by right clicking and select "Copy image address", then in html mode in your blog post just pop that in an image element, for example:
<img src="paste-image-address-here" alt="descriptive text for SEO">
You could also store your images in a local folder or links in a spreadsheet if you know you're going to be use them often.
I like to use Dropbox for sharing images, then sync locally so you can view the files instantly.
It sounds like organizing your images locally would prevent the need to constantly click Load More (assuming you're talking about managing your images on the back end, rather than web facing). Then you can quickly search to find your image and upload it into the blog post, instead of trying to search through (what sounds like) 100's of images to find an old one.
Thanks for getting back to me. I'm talking about image choosers like the screenshot below. You click Select Image and then you can page through all your previously uploaded images.
I wanted to know how to choose (or reference) an image that I may have uploaded a long time ago which appears many pages back in the image list.
Are you saying that I should just upload a new copy of the image each time I want to use it?
Another option you have, if you know the file names you can search for the files in the Settings > Files section, then just grab the URL and paste it in the <img src="url_here">.
If you're uploading in the Customize section, you can save time by re-uploading. It's not ideal but if you're spending a lot of time searching through files it makes sense to me to save the time.
The load speed would depend on the server that you're storing the images (Shopify will pull the image from that URL to display on your site). I believe they would load faster with Shopify's CDN but you'd have to test the 2 to know exactly.
I don't think the speed difference would be much, as long as your images are compressed on your 3rd party server... but I haven't tested this exact use case, that's just my estimate.