zenrain

It's been a while since I've been able to be able to paste images into notes on OS X (either by copying the file or the image) and I've been missing the functionality. So I thought I'd share how I've worked around it.

To insert an image into TheBrain Notes on OS X [User KB Link]

  1. Save the image you want to put in notes as a file, it can be .jpg or .png.
  2. Activate the thought you want to add the image to.
  3. In the Thought tab, click the folder icon (or if you have a keyboard accelerator set up, use that). This will open the folder for the thought in Finder.
  4. If a folder called PersonalBrain Notes already exists, go to the next step, otherwise click ⌘ + N to create a new folder and call it PersonalBrain Notes.
  5. Open the PersonalBrain Notes folder and click ⌘ + i. This will open the information window. Drag select the path next to Where: and ⌘ + c to copy it.
  6. Back in TheBrain, from the Notes window choose View > Code View. This will change the notes window to show the HTML Code.
  7. Locate the area you want to add the image, and then enter the following code: <img alt="" src="file://[Copied path]/[FileName.extension]" />
  8. Substitute [Copied path] for the path you copied and [FileName.extension] for the file name. It should look something like: <img alt="" src="file:///Users/zenrain/Documents/TheBrain/Databases/TheBrain User Knowledgebase_brain/Files/C6CC4C67-3BF8-8C57-11A7-41F6CD4084B9/PersonalBrain Notes/ClickNotes.jpg" />
  9. Now copy the image from it's location into the PersonalBrain Notes folder. DO NOT move the file into the folder before entering the code into TheBrain Notes, if you do it will be deleted and unrecoverable.
  10. Choose View > Design View in TheBrain notes to switch back to the normal view. You should now have an image in your notes. 

Bonus tip: If you use TextExpander, create a snippet with the path already inserted and that prompts you for the folder name and file name. This will allow you to copy just the folder name and enter the file name when you expand the snippet. I've created the snippet tbimg which is:

<img alt="" src="file:///[Insert your path here]/%filltext:name=Folder Name%/PersonalBrain Notes/%filltext:name=File Name%" />

 
macOS 10.12.5
TheBrain 9.0.202
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danlandrum
Thanks, Zenrain!
OSX 10.13 
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
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pthompson
zenrain,

That is a rather lengthy workaround but thanks for sharing. It's odd that I don't seem to have any issues pasting images into Notes when I simply open it in Preview, select it and copy it, then paste it into TheBrain from there. Is this not working for everyone?
Patrick Thompson
TheBrain Technologies
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zenrain
Unfortunately that hasn't worked for me for a while now. I open preview, copy, paste into notes and nothing. Paste into textedit, it works.
I just shut down Keyboard Maestro, TextExpander and Hazel, and pretty much everything else I could think of to make sure it wasn't interfering. Same result. 
J-1.8.0_45 64 bit.
macOS 10.12.5
TheBrain 9.0.202
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yuryg
What I have been doing it is adding the images as part of the files portion of the thought (making sure they are internal to brain), then just drag it over to the notes to use. 
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deakus
I also had this problem, only on Mac, not windows. It does not happen in version 9 of the brain.
Brain User since 2.0
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