Paste an image into notes? For lead lines, fingerstyle tab etc

While learning fingerstyle, it is useful to scan the tab in, and paste it into the notes…or it would be if that could be a feature. As of now, have to synchronize practice Strum Machine song with another window containing the Tabliture
Thanks.
Pete A

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I like the idea! It’s not trivial to implement because it requires the uploading and storage of image files which is a whole can of worms. But I think it’s too good of an idea to ignore. Maybe in 2022?

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How about just letting the user store the image in a folder on the user device. You could then provide a way for the user to put a link to to that image. The link concept would be useful for me when I can’t remember how to start a tune, I could link to an mp3 on my device or to a YouTube video, listen and then go back to Strum Machine. If you could do this wouldn’t other apps then handle the data and eliminate the need for uploading and storage of files.

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After writing my previous reply I discovered that the link to YouTube feature is already available in the “References” link at the bottom of the tunes. Because linking to a web address (URL) is available I tried linking to a PDF (which is an image) and an mp3 file in my OneDrive storage. That gave me a web address that can be used to create a link for the “References” requirement. I then put a link to each file in “References” and I was able to display the pdf and play the mp3 from strum machine.

Pete, I think this will work for you but it’s still 2 windows, however, you can put the 2 windows side by side and size them to give the image more space.

Bob

Yes, you can link to any web address in References (or paste the URL into the Notepad, for that matter) and get a link that will open in a new window.

It’s not technically possible to link to a file on your device, to my knowledge. The browser is unable to access or point to the device’s filesystem, for security reasons. I could possibly integrate more closely with other cloud storage providers, though. For example, right now if you paste a link to an MP3 file hosted on Dropbox, it will play in an embedded player.

For now, though, for PDFs I would definitely recommend the two-windows approach. (This even works on iPads with their Split View feature.)

Thanks for your response Luke. I found that the ability to see sheet music or hear an audio clip by linking to the cloud, in my case OneDrive, was a perfect solution for me, While the same things could be done in separate window outside of Strum Machine, it’s much simpler to use the link capability that you’ve provided.

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