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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How to insert images and pictures in Gmail

Gmail is cool, really cool and I use it as my primary mail. I used to use other emails before but now I use gmail as my sole email. I even assess my office pop mail using gmail's pop collector. However, there are a few things that I like to see in gmail.

1. You cannot insert images and pictures into gmail message. You can send them as an attachment but you cannot insert them into the message body.

2. You cannot format the message using html. That is too bad.

OK, they are too bad but you can still do these, and it is not difficult. Very easy indeed.

To so these, first, open a google document. Write your message with message in it. Just write anything you want and insert any picture or image anywhere you want in the message. After you finish, just select the whole page and copy. Then go to gmail, open the compose window, and paste. Done! It is that easy.

Now what if you want to do some html formatting? Go to google pages, create a new web page (no, you don't need to publish it), and do what ever you want. Then select all, copy and paste in gmail. Bingo!

Hope you find it useful.


Maureen said...

Thank you for this information. It was just what I needed to help a friend gmail a message about her new book with photos of book cover and author.

We both hope you and your family are safe and well in aftermath of the cyclone. We would have contributed to relief efforts anyway, but now have our own Myanmar connection.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

As a fan of Gmail I'd like to thanks you so much for the information which I've found very useful..


Anonymous said...

Thank you so so very much. Much appreciated.


Sachin S said...

Better way. If the image is on the net, then right click and view image in new window. Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C. You can then easily paste it in the gmail compose new mail window.

Fhernd said...

It's possible to insert images into a Gmail message directly. I do it everytime when I write a message.

James said...

Thank you for the idea to compose in Google Docs, I hadn't thought of that! It is a great idea and another cool tool in my (mental) toolbox!

James Luscher, Madison,WI,USA

emm said...

Thank you! from Prescott,Arizona,USA

Anonymous said...

very useful, thank you..ACG Advisors-Philippines

Anonymous said...

here's an easier way. Check out - it does just that - allows you to copy-n-paste images directly into your webmail without any change in behavior.

Anonymous said...

chay zu tin bar deh :)

This is a huge coincidence, I was just looking for a way to put some images in my gmail newsletter and found a BURMESE guy blogging about it. This is quite a rare occurrence on the internet. Anyway, nice to meet you, my name is Lynn Thu Tun and I live in San Francisco.

Jagan said...

Hey.. this info is great, but here is an another way of doing it explained in damn simple steps.

Anyways, a good post.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to share a forward which had a beautiful image, and got so frustrated trying to copy paste it onto my compose page!! i tried through MS word too. finally i googled it and came across your blog, and i thought "what could a blog tell me?" but my msg has gone very much image-full, thankyou for posting this =D

Justin H. Kaiser said...

Wonderful, wonderful... first google hit too! Very helpful, and much thanks!

Justin K.
San Francisco, CA

మధుర వాణి said...

thanks for the useful tip.

narada said...

Hey friends
Use outlook express or any other desktop mail system if you want to insert picture to gmail email body


Rehana said...

You are amazing!! Just when I was wondering if I should check this blog at all...
And there it was! wonderful solution. Thanks a ton.
I will now read your blogs not just for these techy sparks, but to get to know Myanmar and your culture if possible.

Khunum Productions said...

whew! perfect thank you!!!

Anonymous said...


I have visited a dozen websites to figure out how to do this, and your advice was FINALLY the one that actually works! THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.

helen said...

Excellent - thanks so much for this tip!

Anonymous said...

It is useful!

petrumusic said...


to insert "inline" pictures in G-mail, go to "Settings/Labs/Inserting Images and check Enable.
Then , when you compose a new message, press Attach, and in the menu will notice a new icon,of a picture. Use this button to browse.

After inserting the inline picture in the body of the gmail you can resize it by dragging its side points.

Cheers ! PcTechPetru

stacy said...

thanks..really appreciate it.
You're a wonderful person.

Ranjit said...

I was trying to paste pics directly into the page by writing the page first in MS-word and copy pasting it in gmail composer but only text was getting printed.

I saw your page and solution. Lots of thanks. excellent


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