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

    Aug 7, 2007
    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


    Sep 17, 2007
    Try adding it as an attachment.
    I just drag and drop in mail.
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
  4. MK25toLife thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2007
    Drag and drop doesn't work, I still get the URL instead of the actual pic.
  5. jellomizer macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Upstate NY
    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


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    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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