I always thought there were two options for adding an image to a WordPress post:
- Upload it through the image manager.
- Enter a URL and “hotlink” it from there.
It turns out there’s a third, as described by wp-fun — upload and crunch directly from the net. When you click on “choose files to upload”, just paste a URL in that box. WordPress will pull the image from that URL, crunch it, and upload it to your server!
Between that trick and the excellent Fancy Zoom plug-in, you can add a pretty nice image to your post in just a few seconds.
Please note that this trick apparently doesn’t work on Macs, because they don’t have a filepath box. For the rest of you, enjoy it!