In EE1 part of our workflow was to upload images and store just the path to them in the a text field. Sometimes this images were uploaded in the control panel and sometimes when there were dozens of them they were uploaded via SFTP.
When we uploaded through the control panel we used the "URL Only" option.
EE2 introduced the File Field type which is a nice feature BUT they also took away the ability to get "URL Only" on upload.
In my limited use of EE 2.8.1 when you upload an image you can only get the whole image tag
<img src="/images/folder/imagename.png"> AND you can only get the image to appear in a textarea not in a text field.
Am I overlooking something? Is there a way to recover the former functionality?