It was late and I needed to repeat the use of an image I uploaded a year ago to the Blog Herald. I know WordPress is working on a new image uploader and multimedia management interface, but it can’t come soon enough for me. Clicking through only a few groups of the hundreds of images I’ve uploaded to the blogs is time-consuming and frustrating.
Then the light bulb went off with a bang. Use Google?
Google indexes your blog’s uploaded images, stored with the keywords within your image’s ALT tag (hopefully you are using them!). I needed an image that dealt with “tags” so I went to Google Images and typed in the search form:
The search results brought up thumbnail images of all the images with “tag” in the file name and indexed keywords. Within seconds I found the image I needed for the article, copied the link and inserted it into the blog post.
The link from the search results page is a Google mess. You can open the linked image and pull the link from the source, or just clean up the Google link, depending upon how much of a hurry you are in. I cleaned.
The link looks like:
Remove the Google clutter to the specific image location link:
This process is so much easier than clicking through the current WordPress image browse feature when you are dealing with hundreds and hundreds of images.
I reuse a lot of images on Lorelle on WordPress, so I leaving the Google Image tab open all the time next to my blog post tabs, bringing easy access to my images. This has dropped my image hunt time to seconds.
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