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Drag & Drop a cover image from Google Images Doesn't work
#1  ChrisMillward 07-03-2020, 05:14 AM
Dragging & Dropping a cover image from Google Images doesn't seem to work. Is this not possible? Google puts up a box to allow searching using the image. Copy and paste obviously works.
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#2  kovidgoyal 07-03-2020, 05:21 AM
Why dont you just use the google images metadata download plugin. As for drag and drop not working, itdepends on various things, including the website in question, how th eimage is represented, what the browser exports during drag and drop, etc.
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#3  ChrisMillward 07-03-2020, 03:17 PM
I use the plugin 'Search the Internet' to find book covers that aren't found by any usual methods. I will obviously have to carry on copying and pasting any images I want.
I failed to find the google images metadata download plugin. In fact google don't seem to support plugin's anymore only extensions. A Getty lawsuit on image piracy is changing the way Google handles images, but you can still copy them.
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#4  theducks 07-03-2020, 05:24 PM
Cris
you can't Drag the Thumbnail, you need to first open that, then drag
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#5  kovidgoyal 07-04-2020, 01:47 AM
Preferences->Downloading metadata->Enable the google images plugin
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#6  ChrisMillward 07-04-2020, 06:06 AM
Sorry I was looking for a specific plugin in Calibre or Google.
I already have the Google images preference set to priority 2
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#7  theducks 07-04-2020, 12:15 PM
Quote ChrisMillward
Sorry I was looking for a specific plugin in Calibre or Google.
I already have the Google images preference set to priority 2
My instructions work with the Search the Internet:Google for Images PI

It opens Google with possible image Thumbnails, you follow your mouse to that and click: Now you can drag the big one.
I just confirmed that my instructions are still valid for 4.20.0 and 1.7.7 of the STI PI (seems I am using a beta of that)
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#8  dunhill 07-04-2020, 02:38 PM
Quote ChrisMillward
Sorry I was looking for a specific plugin in Calibre or Google.
I already have the Google images preference set to priority 2

look like this
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#9  theducks 07-04-2020, 04:20 PM
Quote dunhill
look like this
That IS NOT the Search the Internet PI
That is the Download Metadata customization form, which is what most use that do not have specific needs (I searched for the covers that matched my ancient Paper editions)
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#10  ChrisMillward 07-05-2020, 04:17 AM
Believe me, I have tried to drag the enlarged image but as soon as I try to drag the image a box pops up with the following text

'Search by image'
'search Google with an image instead of text. Try dragging an image here'
'Drop image here'

I haven't found a way to disable this feature
Box Image.JPG 
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