So... what happened to "attach a screenshot"?

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So... what happened to "attach a screenshot"? It's not mentioned here but it's disappeared with the most recent release. Attaching a file requires many more steps than dropping in a screenshot so it's a sucky work-around that clutters my hard drive and damages my calm.

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The 'Attach Screenshot' menu item has been deliberately removed to simplify the menu in favor of copy and paste, see Atlassian's status update on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-44931for details:

We shipped some improvements in how attachments can be added this week and here's the new pieces we added:

  • Drag and drop functionality: Grab files from anywhere and drop them to an issue.
  • Copy and paste: You can now paste files directly to an issue too.

As part of this, we decided to remove the Attach Screenshot option to simplify the menu. But the functionality remains unchanged, i.e. you can still take screenshots with the same keyboard and then just paste on to the issue. You will get the same dialog where you can rename the screenshot.

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It may help if they update the following post (dated Sept 15) as I have spend ages trying to workout what I had done wrong when I couldn't see it in the menu

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftware/blog/2015/09/getting-the-right-data-from-users-to-ease-developer-pain

 

Encourage explanatory screenshots 

If it's difficult to explain the entire situation in words, adding a screenshot will help clarify. Adding attachments to issues in JIRA Software is simple.

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