How come I can't copy and paste a pic in Gmail from a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MK25toLife, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. MK25toLife macrumors regular

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    Everytime I want to do a simple copy and paste of a picture it ends up putting in the link to the pic instead of the actual picture. This is really annoying. Is there a way to just do a regular copy and paste? I know about adding it as an attachment but for my job that takes too much time.
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

    ivi7

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    Try adding it as an attachment.
    I just drag and drop in mail.
     
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

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  4. MK25toLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Drag and drop doesn't work, I still get the URL instead of the actual pic.
     
  5. jellomizer macrumors 6502

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    Web Email Programs.

    Gmail is a web based email. The web interface is not really designed to handle dragging and dropping a file onto a text area box. What macs and PC consider if you drop a file onto a text box it will give the file name URL of the file not the picture itself.
     
  6. iBlue macrumors Core

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    If the pic is hosted somewhere:
    select (highlight) the pic
    copy (command c)
    and paste (command v) it into the message.

    right click copy/paste doesn't seem to do it, only key commands. It should then appear as an inline image.
     

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