The ability to customize and automate Drafts is impressive and has come a long way in recent years. I am impressed.
The one key limiting factor I see is being able to paste images. I realize I can create markdown-style image links and view them in Preview; that works except it is a good bit of work to do that if I am adding multiple images.
Does there exist an app or script or other automation which will take an image in the clipboard, post it to my Dropbox or iCloud account or similar, and then create a markdown link to that newly hosted image?
You could forego remotely linked resources and use Shortcuts to save an image to a local file. Shortcuts can access the location used by Drafts previews for resources and return a file path to a Drafts action that calls the Shortcut. It could insert the path automatically.
The link should be correct, you would need to modify the text replacement for the path you are using on your Mac. I think I probably missed setting that as a setup question for the shortcut.
If you want support on multiple platforms, then you could use a device model check in the shortcut or a different approach to removing the unnecessary part of the relative path than a quick and dirty text replacement like I did,
I am on the move today (UK public holiday means I am visiting family), so I am just dipping in occasionally via my phone rather than doing this on my Mac, and originally I was just trying to point you in the right direction rather than putting together a full solution.
Again I appreciate your help with this shortcut and action.
I suspect this may be of interest to others. I was able to adapt the same concept to work with Dropbox instead of iCloud; the result is easier to render the images on iPhone Drafts, iPhone Devonthink to Go and Mac Devonthink 3.