How to stop data:image/png;base64 use?

Dec 17, 2014 at 4:31 AM
Edited Dec 17, 2014 at 4:58 AM
I add images and sometimes they get added using data:image/png;base64. This causes the editor to be very sluggish and the html is unreadable because there are almost 2 million characters present. How can I force images to be linked instead of embedded?

This embedding also puts the next <p> of text in with the image so instead of clicking on the image and seeing the size/position controls there is a full paragraph of text. This text does not render once the page is published. In the same post an image was embedded as "data:" and yet the entire image was present.

I'm using BE with the summernote editor.