The latest version of Semagic got me to figure it out. The version change notice touted the ability to copy an image to the PC clipboard and paste it into a LJ entry. (Semagic first saves it on my disk and then points to it as
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Galen/My%20Documents/file2.png . When it’s uploaded, the image URL gets changed to a Scrapbook URL. )
I haven’t figured out a way to view all my LJ post pictures in Scrapbook — or even see a list of them to tell how much space I’m using. But, this cut-and-paste feature sure makes it easier to include pictures in posts.
Please don’t tell me that the ability has always been there. That would be be too depressing!