Images within Rich Text makes Text Rich

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Being able to paste images into a rich text field is very cool. We do this all the time in our GitHub issues:

This is currently missing from Rich Text Fields within Airtable and kills all my hope of using it in our company :frowning: Are there any plans in the near future?

Ironically it works here in the community board :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: So the advantages of using this feature in a productive environment must be clear.

We also want to include audio and video for bugs and user feedback.

Having to tediously create and reference attachments by their filename in a long text is currently something we don’t want to go back to and stopped us from using many other Productivity tools like Asana. Especially with filenames like “Screenshot 2021-04-06 at 16.37.06.png” generated from MacOS and not being able to just “Paste media content from the Clipboard”. Painful.

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Images within Rich Text makes Text Rich

LOL. Well said.

As you are aware, it’s not accurate [for Airtable] to say that there’s a rich text field. This could not be further from the truth unless you consider a limited variant of Markdown rendering in the same class as the true nature and expectations of the term “rich text”.

Airtable kind’a created a hacky way to render Markdown and until they replace this field with a true rendering and storage medium that allows this claim to be backed up by actual features, it will forever be a hacky feature.