Is there an easier way to upload files in Web browser (HTML) file upload forms other than noting/cutting a file location and typing/pasting that location into a Browse... dialog? I've heard drag and drop upload is on the way, but looks like eBay isn't using it yet.
My Dad was frustrated trying to import a photo off his digital camera and upload it to eBay. He had the import part figured out (GNOME/F-Spot does a pretty good job with that), but was stuck because he didn't know how to browse to the photo.
In my older F-Spot (on Ubuntu 10.04), when you right click on a photo there's a "Copy Photo Location" option. This copies the full path of the file into the clipboard, and I can easily use this for browser file upload forms. Apparently this was changed in his newer F-Spot (on Ubuntu 10.10)... now it's just "Copy Photo". I don't know what "Copy Photo" does, but it doesn't put the full photo file path in the clipboard.
I came up with a many-step process so he could do this on his own. Anyone know a better way? This is just crazy:
- Import photo to F-Spot.
- Double-click on photo.
- Copy/remember photo filename (something like DSCN0471.JPG).
- Click "Places" in the panel on the top of the desktop.
- Choose "Search for Files...".
- Paste or type in the filename next to "Name contains:".
- Click "Find".
- If the file is found, note the Folder listed (if not, try searching again). You may leave the "Search for Files" window open.
- When visiting the site where you will upload the photo, you'll be prompted to upload a file. The file upload "form" will include buttons such as "Browse..." and "Upload".
- First click "Browse...".
- Browse to the photo in the Folder listed in step 8. Click "Open" to choose that file. The window will close and you will return to the file upload form.
- Click Upload.