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Basic Local File Picker

This example shows how to add a local file picker to Image dialog.

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While we demonstrate how you can add local file picker to the Image dialog, in order for it to be useful in the real-world scenario, you should also enable image uploading functionality - as a way to transport those local images to a server.

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See the Pen yVqpjq by TinyMCE (@tinymce) on CodePen.

You might also consider our MoxieManager module, which can hook onto file_picker_callback and provide feature-rich file manager UI right in the popup (check a demo here). With accompanying plugins it is possible to pick files from Dropbox, Google Drive and much more.

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