Firefox Plugin Request

Is there a plugin out there that will let me right-click on a picture I find out in the internet and upload it to my FTP server in just one click?

It would be very useful for bloggers: They could easily get pictures on their blogs without hotlinking them or going through the hassle of downloading the picture to the desktop and sending it back up to their FTP server. It’s the kind of process that should have been automated a long time ago.

9 thoughts on “Firefox Plugin Request

  1. Well, that would be an intersting plugin…

    However, I wouldn’t use FTP to do any transfers to/from my server, it’s too easy for people to sniff your password (the traffic isn’t encrypted in any way). :)

  2. Really… Wow. I didn’t realize that. A bit disturbing, that.

    Dumb security question: How would an unscrupulous individual see my password anyways? I know that someone on my network could do it, but could anyone on the internet examine that traffic?

  3. Huh? What does drag-and-drop have to do with a Send-This-Image-To-My-Server item in the context menu when I right-click on an image? (You know about right click menus, right? ;))

  4. Well, I know it can be done, I just don’t know how :)

    If your web host offers it (any good webhost _should_, if they don’t get a new web host) I would use SFTP (Secure FTP). It’s like FTP over an SSL connection. Anyway, there are several SFTP clients available that work just like a regular FTP client. I recommend WinSCP (a good open-source client for Window$).

    As for Beninate’s comment about Mac OS, I have no idea what he’s talking about :)

  5. I don’t know of a plugin quite like that, but I just started using a web browser that makes blogging and sharing pictures easier. It’s called Flock and if you have a photo sharing account with Flickr or Photobucket (or both) it makes blogging and uploading your photos really easy! It’s built on the same code as Firefox, so a lot of the same plugins are available for it.

    I’m also a bit confused by Beninate’s comment. I use a Mac but as far as I know the ease/difficulty of doing these tasks depends more on your web browser and what kind of photo sharing and blogging accounts you have.

  6. I love Flock. I’ve been using it as my primary browser for a couple of months now. The Flickr upload tool is just awesome.

    And, I discovered you can drag and drop photos from webpages into the Flickr upload box. It’s not quite what I was looking for, but it’s pretty close.

  7. I haven’t totally transitioned over to Flock because for some reason it keeps randomly signing me out of my gmail. I couldn’t figure it out. But I like to used Flock when I’m planning to do a lot of blogging or photo sharing. Do you know if there’s a way to make the Flickr photo topbar (or whatever it’s called) come up automatically when you launch Flock? I’ve been launching Flock and then immediately clicking to make it show the photos, which is two clicks more than I would prefer. :)

  8. Hmm. I’ve never had it log me out of gmail before. I know Gmail’s login only lasts two weeks, but it sounds like you’re being logged out more often than that.


    I’m not sure how to keep a topbar open after closing a window. You might try asking around the Flock forums though.

    But I did discover another neat topbar you can add to Flock: It’s the Technorati Topbar! You can use it to see what other bloggers are saying about the page you’re looking at. It’s pretty nifty.