Plugins Directory » Paste screenshots into body of Issue - as images

Author: dj jones
Code repository:
Registered on: 2013-11-29 (over 10 years ago)
Current version: 3.3.1
Compatible with: Redmine 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x
User ratings:   (20)

Paste screenshots into body of Issue - as images

UPDATE August 2015: have moved github souce to this fork - as seems to work better with newer Redmine versions (see forum #40491):

See pictures of the PlugIn in use, pasting images directly into an issue:

This plugin was a show-stopper for us - without it we can not interest our users in a move to RedMine! They say 'a screenshot paints a 1000 words'! And they often have many screenshots, with text for each one explaining some detail - that use case means that the images must be mixed in with text: (images attached as file attachments at the bottom, is just no good)

Note: the paste works all all three possibilities: raising a new Issue, 'Update' of an issue, and in a 'Comment' to an issue.

Also see the Help Desk Plugin for which it was first used:

Also see plugin that handles images on inbound emails (eg to the HelpDesk above:) placing screenshots into the right place in the generated issues (ie NOT stripping them into file attachments)

Important Features

a) Does NOT make the screenshot an attachment at the page foot - but as visible within the page, where you pasted it:

so allows you to enter text, then paste a screenshot, then enter more text, then another screenshot etc - all in the one Issue/comment.

This is something that no other plugin we searched for could do.

b) Does not use Java - just Javascript

This means it will only work on browsers supporting 'clipboardData' object - so this excludes Firefox version 22 onwards.

Other plugins, that don't do the same Just attaches the images, doesn't show them within the Issue body: and it also forces uses of Java too. - this just uploads images you already have as files on your file-system, by browsing and find them, and then upload - that's not as quick as 'screenshot and paste'. - it does not insert them as images into the page, but as attachment files to the page it seems.

Note: Aug 2015:

changed source GitHub fork, previously used to be this fork:
which no longer supported Redmine 3.x etc

PPS: dj jones is not the plugin author:

just the person who helped get momentum behind this useful plugin in 2013: and put up this page.


3.3.1 (2020-12-16)

Compatible with Redmine 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x.

tested on 3.3.1 says the Github page

3.1.0 (2015-05-15)

Compatible with Redmine 3.1.x.

thorin's fork works on 3.1 says user: Jason Harris.

0.11 (2014-01-07)

Compatible with Redmine 2.3.x.

0.1 (2013-12-31)

Compatible with Redmine 2.5.x.

User ratings

  by Philipp Matuschek almost 3 years ago

Works for me with version 4.2.1

  by Alexander Ryabinovskiy almost 6 years ago

Nice plugin!
Works with Redmine 3.4.
But I can`t see the picture on "preview", until screenshot uploaded into the attachments.

  by andy wu over 6 years ago

it's wonderful! thx.

  by Sergej D over 6 years ago

Nice plugin.
We notice one bug with IE.
If you paste text with new lines from clipboard into notes, this plugin somehow remove new lines. Problem appears only in IE browser.
Please fix it.

  by Alexandre Almeida over 7 years ago

Nice plugin!

  by Ricardo S over 7 years ago

It's now compatible with redmine 3.3.

It works on the browsers Firefox 50.1, Chrome 55, IE 11, IE Edge, Opera 42.
Does not work yet on Safari.

  by Rezwan Ahmed over 7 years ago

I can confirm that it does not work with 3.3
It only shows a small square box with a number on it but if I click on it then it opens a new page with the image. It makes it really easy to past screenshots though so I'll keep it hoping for an update soon

  by Cherrypick S.L. over 7 years ago

I just tried with redmine v3.2.1 and it's working fine so far! hope it helps, however I can't use it with ckeditor :(

  by Anthony MCPROGSOFT over 7 years ago

Very great !
Is it compatible with 3.3 version ?

  by Serg Pr over 8 years ago

Good plugin, but not compatible with Redmine 3.1.2.stable.
The page wiki of projects doesn`t work (500 internal error).
Without this plugin everything is ok.

  by Charles Zhang almost 9 years ago

Gorgeous ! It would be better if it can detect the markdown or textile syntax configuration which is introduced in redmine.

  by Jason Harris almost 9 years ago

This is an extremely useful plugin! I am currently on Redmine 3.1.0 stable and using thorn's fork of this plugin ( until until thorin's fixes are pulled into core.

  by Mike K about 9 years ago

Seems not to work with Redmine 3.x. Can you pls fix, it's a great plugin. Thanks!

  by Ash Taway about 9 years ago

Plugin breaks redmine,
all issues become inaccessible.

  by loviny jam over 9 years ago

Excellent! Can you let it support the knowledgebase plugin,

Thank you very much!

  by Ed Rought almost 10 years ago

Ran the installation command provided and it error'd out on a Windows installation of 2.5. After that, the complete issues list and most functionality in redmine was trashed. Good thing it was just a test setup and not a production environment.

  by Sam Sheen almost 10 years ago

very nice function.

  by Lajish Lakshmanan about 10 years ago

Super plugin, much awaited

  by Gokay Gok about 10 years ago

  by Welkin Hu about 10 years ago