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The new way to insert images into your messages nealem 4/15/14 8:43 AM

Hi everyone,


Today we’re releasing a new way for you to insert images and albums into your emails. Need that perfect image to go along with a recipe in the body of your email? You can now click on the picture icon:


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From there you’ll have the option to add images from three sections: Photos, Albums and Upload. Here’s a basic overview of these three tabs (note: if you do not have a Google+ account then you should just see the Upload section):


Photos

This section shows photos which have been added to your Google+ account.


Albums

This sections shows albums added to your Google+ account. You can select one or more full albums by single-clicking on it. Double clicking lets you dive into a specific album.


Upload

This section shows a screen where you can drag/drop an image attachment, or choose to upload a photo from your computer. Attaching a local photo will not upload the photo to Google+ photos.


Let us know what you think and happy image sharing!


Ersher, Div, Nealeigh
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Phlurim 4/15/14 12:06 PM
I just noticed today, for the first time, that there is a new way of adding images to Gmail messages!!!! I used to be able to add images straight from my hard drive folders. But it now appears I can only attach images that reside in my Google Drive. This is a long, round-about way for me. Gmail now won't add my hard drive images, and sometimes it gives an error message that it can't?!?!?! Why do you Google people keep taking away good stuff all the time! Plse return the feature for adding/attaching images directly from the local hard drive (instead of just from Google Drive).
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Phlurim 4/15/14 12:30 PM
Furthermore, doesn't Google ever consult with their customers BEFORE making updates like this one?!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/15/14 1:35 PM
This is a terrible idea.  You've just completely disrupted my workflow.
I deliberately hide images considered to be photos from Google Photo / Picasa

Does Google understand that all images are not photos,
and we might want to include them inline while constructing email
so that we can talk about each image in context.

It's ok to release such experiments in the "Google Garden" for experimentation,
but please PLEASE stop CHANGING the interface.

I don't deny there are some nice enhancements that eventually I end up liking.
For example ... as I compose this group response, there are some nice additional action items above
the toolbar ... "Edit subject" ... why isn't that in a prominent place in gmail compose?

Let me choose the items to add there:  I would add "IIIFF" (  "Insert Image Inline from Folder" )

Instead "Change Subject" is  hidden in a drop-down list under some obscure icon I can never find.

--- Just reread your post ---
This assumes a Google+ account ... which I am paying for, but perhaps
the techies don't talk to the accountants.   Google keeps telling me I've used
up my quota of space, even tho' I pay for much more.

So, if this is Google+, how does this show up in my gmail interface?
I'm logged into google ... isn't that enough?

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/15/14 2:42 PM
I used to be able to add images straight from my hard drive folders. 

You still can.  I just tested it.


Does Google understand that all images are not photos,
and we might want to include them inline while constructing email
so that we can talk about each image in context.

I'm curious, did you even TRY composing a message with images before posting your rant?

Drag-and-drop for inline images still works just the same as it did before.

Plus the new option gives you the choice of adding the image as an attachment or inline.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/15/14 2:55 PM
Nealeigh,

This is wonderful. Now we have a wider range of options for handling photo attachments.

I don't use Google+ but already it's an improvement even in regular Gmail.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages carolleej2 4/15/14 4:28 PM
I have a BIG PROBLEM. I have people calling me yo tell me that they are from GMail and that my acct has been hacked.  They tell me someone from overseas is using my email. I fell for this once in December and I was charged 199.00 to have it repaired.  I found out I was scammed when another scammer called me from Microsoft with the same news.  The other scammers supposedly put anti hacking software on my computer.   It is a long story that ended up costing me a new computer and hundreds of dollars to get things back to good.  On Monday,  April 13, it happened again. It was from (supposedly) gmail.  I refused to let them have access at first but they insisted that I was in serious trouble and assured me they would  not charge me a cent. I asked them for their phone number and the person I was talking with gave me his Id.  The number on my phone, however,  showed "restricted".  I hung up and called the number and they answered it as google.  They put me on hold to get my assigned technician. I let him on my computer.   He looked at it and ran some test and then got another person to do the same. Then a third person  came  on and identified himself as a microsoft certified tech thst needed to fix my computer. I asked him why he was involved and if he was charging me money. He said yes and that the cost was $199.00 for lifetime protection.  I hung up.  They called me again today and will keep calling me.  What is GMAILS PROCEDURE FOR NOTIFYING A PERSON ABOUT A COMPROMISED ACCOUNT AND WHAT can be done to STOP these thieves?
I have big problem carolleej2 4/15/14 4:32 PM
Im sorry I inserted my post on the wrong place.  I don't know how to get help from gmail or google.  Would someone please be so kind as to direct me ot the above post to the right place?  I'd be so grateful.  I don't know what else I can do.  Suggestions are more than welcome!  

THANK YOU.
CAROL JAMIESON

Re: I have big problem bkc56 4/15/14 4:38 PM
Would someone please be so kind as to direct me ot the above post to the right place?

Click the  POST A QUESTION  button at the top of the page and make a new thread.  Someone can then move these posts to that thread.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/15/14 5:47 PM
 I used to be able to add images straight from my hard drive folders. 

What makes you think you can't?  See the screenshot:


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/15/14 7:09 PM
Of course I tried it.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/15/14 7:13 PM
When someone calls you claiming to be from Microsoft ... hang up.
It's a scam.  Microsoft doesn't call customers, and they don't hire consultants to do it.

What's the scam?
- They pretend to "fix" your computer by installing a trivial program that says you are "virus free"
- Then they want you to pay them for this utility.
- They spend a lot of time calling and recalling that they are helping with your infected computer.

Did you change your password on gmail ... start there.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/15/14 7:14 PM
The screen shot is precisely what I'm complaining about.
I don't want to interact with "Google Photo" to insert images.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/15/14 7:27 PM
@wdurham :  Ahhh ... thank you.

It never occurred to me to press "Upload" .  From Google Photos, I would expect that to upload to Google Drive.

Thanks ... I'm working again.
And except for the "Full Lunar Eclipse Surprise", it does work better.

-Cheers
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/15/14 7:43 PM
dick.dunbar - 

By far the majority of people that use inline images are those that are sending pix to their friends and family that they have already uploaded into albums or auto-backed from their mobile devices to their Google+ Photos.

These folks - including me! - have wanted a way to use these photos as inserted or attached images right from inside Gmail ever since Google+ Photos was introduced.  Many folks also store pix on Google Drive. You can now also show those in Google+ Photos, so those become available as well in the initial Photos screen for inserting or attaching into Gmail messages, right from inside Gmail. 

It's a huge step forward, whilst still retaining all the previous functionality of a straight Upload from your computer.

Just one example from my own workflow: I take a screenshot on my Android phone, to illustrate a feature or command to show to someone else via email. Before, I had to take the screenshot on the phone, auto-back the screenshot to Google+ Photos, download the screenshot to my computer, and then upload the screenshot from my computer into a Gmail message, either as an inserted image or as an attachment.  Now, it's right there in my Photos screen when I hit Insert Photo, and I can choose whether to insert or attach it. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Torben Gundtofte-Bruun 4/16/14 2:30 AM
I like the continuous improvement of Gmail, but one thing that is still missing is to ATTACH SMALLER IMAGES. Please remember that most of the world is not on LTE or Google Fiber, so smaller message size is highly desired.

Attaching a full photo adds several MB per photo (before and after this new feature) but often it would be more useful to send a 800x600 version because these are generally under 100kB.

There's no Google-/Gmail-internal way of doing this, so I always need to use a separate program to first create a smaller copy and then attach that copy. Same on the phone: I use "Image Shrink" to pick and reduce photos.

Could your next iteration of Gmail please include a feature to INSERT SCALED IMAGES? Thank you!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Somnath. 4/16/14 2:53 AM
@ Torben Gundtofte-Bruun,
Please send it as a feedback to the team to consider. Click the Gear button on the top-right corner of your GMail page, and from the drop down options, click Send feedback. If you do not see that option, then click on Help option and then click on Send feedback at the bottom right.

With my best wishes, 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Torben Gundtofte-Bruun 4/16/14 3:33 AM
Thanks - done!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 5:23 AM
i hate it . dont mess with my gmail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 5:26 AM
i think it sucks dont mess with my workflow!!!!!
why do you think its ok to change thigs randomly ? im so annoyed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/16/14 6:06 AM
And your workflow is?

Because whatever you were doing before, you can still do. 

If you don't want to take advantage of the new ability to embed or attach files you have stored in Drive or Google+Photos, (which many people have been asking for for a couple of years!)  then just click Upload to return to your old method of working directly from your hard disk on your computer. 

See the screenshot: 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 6:20 AM
IN YOUR SCREENSHOT IT SAYS "GOOGLE PHOTOS " I DONT WANT THAT .
THE ABILITY TO USE DRIVE TO STORE PHOTOS AND THEN ATTACH THEM IS NOT NEW . AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS . SO THIS ISNT RELATED TO A UPDATE THAT PEOPLE WERE ASKING FOR .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 6:24 AM
AND FROM THE LOOKS OF THIS RAPIDLY GROWING FORUM , NO ONE ELSE WANTS IT EITHER .
I DONT WANT TO USE GOOGLE PHOTOS . AS A MATTER OF FACT I WILL NOT USE IT . OH WELL BACK TO MY OLD YAHOO ACCOUNT . BYE GMAIL
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 6:24 AM
NICE TRY THOUGH
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 6:28 AM
NICE TRY . YOU OBVIOUSLY WORK FOR GOOGLE . OH ITS JUST WONDERFUL ISNT IT? LETS NOT LAY IT ON TOO THICK THERE NEALEIGH
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/16/14 7:39 AM
Oh, for goodness sake, Eric, stop being such a dog-in-the-manger.  And get that stuck caps lock key fixed. 

You don't want the ability to insert pics from Google+ Photos? Then click Upload and do it the way you always did it.  It's just toooooo easy.  Or - even easier - remove Google+ from your account and then you won't have any Google+ Photos, and you will go straight into the Upload tab anyway.  See below.  

But millions of others do want the ability to insert or attach their pics from Google+ - especially those that were auto-backed from a phone - and have been asking for it for the last two years. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 8:00 AM
buddy , if your on a website that has a gmail link to reply , the only option availible is google drive . not in gmail , im taking about craigslist . why make my experiance more difficult . why take features away that i find useful ?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 8:02 AM
i dont care if people have been asking for a giraffe to pop out of there phone for two years , what does that have to do with my experiance ? why should i suffer? why not make both options availible ? make everyone happy . now thats a crazy concept . not alienate paeople
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages icantchooseone 4/16/14 8:19 AM
 why not make both options availible ? make everyone happy 

its impossible with around 450 MILLION users to accommodate  everyone's wishes 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 10:30 AM
that would make sense if i was asking for a feature that was not currently available . but if were talking a feature that was there 12 hours ago and was something i used everyday for years and years than it makes no sense . make that argument to these people that supposedly wanted all these changes that have come about . and were not talking like , rebuilding a city . were taking leaving about 10 lines of code ,if that . it took far more effort to remove it . obviously the goal is to keep trying to force people into google plus , which has been an embarrassment for google . so much so that they have been consistently implementing forceful tactics to get people on board . thats not the way to succsess. any part of google that has been succsesfull has not done so under forceful annoying tactics. people dont like that shit . i dont like it . what if you went to your car today and the blinkers had been moved to the glove compartment . what if your phone's buttons all functioned differently all of a sudden . what if your computer keyboard scrambled the key locations or even something as simple as moved the return key and instead u had to hit 5 buttons to make it return . i dont think you would be very happy .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages icantchooseone 4/16/14 10:33 AM
Eric

a Google Employee replied to you on the other thread , sorry but until you explained clearly we never knew about the bug 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dumptv 4/16/14 2:59 PM
It was much easier before.

I understand that there are many places to find images, but please could you let ME choose the default location. I now have to click MANY more times to get to the images that I want. Additionally, I have to click back to that location every time with every image in every email. I don't use google + for my work photos, and yet that's where you send me every time.

Please please please let us choose the default location.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/16/14 6:48 PM
Eric,

Mine doesn't say Google Photos. It just says Upload Photos, and then I click "Select files from your computer" and browse to where I want to find files from.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:20:27 AM UTC-4, eric moritz wrote:
IN YOUR SCREENSHOT IT SAYS "GOOGLE PHOTOS " I DONT WANT THAT .
THE ABILITY TO USE DRIVE TO STORE PHOTOS AND THEN ATTACH THEM IS NOT NEW . AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS . SO THIS ISNT RELATED TO A UPDATE THAT PEOPLE WERE ASKING FOR .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages irsab 4/16/14 7:09 PM
Hay
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/16/14 9:30 PM
well if you read a bit further , it was not the change to gmail persay ,although im not a fan of that either . it was when u click on a reply to via a website such as craigslist . normally it would bring up the traditional gmail compose page but as of this morning it was giving you a google drive only option to upload a pic. which they realized was a bug and might have fixed it by now . i havent checked
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/17/14 1:07 AM
still havent fixed it i just noticed. even 1 day of this hassle has been so annoying .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages scarecrow1150 4/17/14 3:39 PM
Thanks.  I used to be able to insert pictures just fine using one of the "labs".  Now you have changed this and it no longer works.  Just great going there Google.

It looks like it is going to work but gets stuck when clicking the button that says "Select files from your computer".  No matter how I click it, left click, right click, double click, whatever, NOTHING happens.  

and now you have made one of my favorite tasks impossible.  
thank you oh so much.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/17/14 4:55 PM
Scarecrow -

The Insert Images lab was retired about a year and a half ago, when it was incorporated into the main Gmail interface. 

If the updated Insert Images tool isn't working for you, then try some troubleshooting:

First, is your browser up to date? If not, then update it. Does that help? 

If not, then next, clear your browser cache and cookies. Does that help?

Do you use Windows 8? If so set your Win8 Theme to default. Some Windows 8 Themes break some browsers. Does that help?  

If not, then check for bad browser extensions/add-ons next 
    • Start Firefox in Safe Mode 
    • Open an Incognito Window in Chrome
    • Start Internet Explorer in an InPrivate window 
    • In Safari choose the Private Browsing option
These will all disable your add-ons/extensions. If that fixes the problem then you need to disable all your extensions/add-ons manually and then add them back till things break again, and then you will know you have found the culprit! Disable that particular add-on/extension permanently to solve your problem. 
 
It that doesn't help either, then start Gmail without any of your enabled labs - sometimes they can cause conflicts. Use https://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0 to do that
 
If you still have the error, then temporarily disable your virus checker (if you have one) and see if that changes matters
 
If nothing at all helps, then try another browser to see if the behaviour persists
 

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/17/14 10:00 PM
well ok so now you know about it . its been two days and its still not fixed . and why is it that , now that i  am forced to "drag and drop" pictures into emails (utterly ridiculous ) that when i drop the photo , it shows a little "drive" icon breifly , before the photo apears. does that mean my photos are going into a drive folder ? i sure hope not becaseu the only drive folder i have is shared with boss and co workers and if they saw the photo  i sent i woudl lose my job . are you really gonna make poeple "drag and drop " photos? cause ive had to do it for 2 days straight now and its beyond annoying . im startng to really hate gmail so much . i used to be the biggest fan and got everyone i know aND my family on it . way to go guys
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/17/14 10:08 PM
its been two days and its still not fixed . and why is it that

Because it takes longer than 2 days to identify, fix, and roll-out changes.  Patience.

 i used to be the biggest fan and got everyone i know aND my family on it . way to go guys

Oh, horror of horrors, Gmail has a bug.  Perhaps we should all move to a provider that has no bugs.  Yahoo, well, no.  Hotmail!  Err, scratch that.  Outlook?  Fat chance.  Well, when you find a provider with NO bugs, ever, be sure to post so we can all move.  Thanks.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/17/14 10:17 PM
i wouldnt call it a bug , that was your term . i call it a bad case of"google knows whats best for me better than i know becaseu im stupid " or  just another attempt to force people into using google + google drive and circles  etc. . just a coincidence that this "bug " occured at the same time you guys changed all the way photos are handled , in a very annoying way
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/17/14 10:25 PM
i wouldnt call it a bug 

OK, perhaps "bug" is too strong of a word (my software engineering background coming out).  I guess it's more of a missing feature.  Still, in this thread (https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/gmail/82kv1Bk-t6s/JQAGsfne1OIJ) it's pretty clear that Google acknowledged the "issue", so just give it time.

Thanks so much for your feedback. The team is aware of the missing Insert Image option in the compose window (when opened from a mailto link) and is working on including it. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/17/14 10:26 PM
oh and btw , ive never experienced a bug on any email programs or accounts ive had in the last 15 years of daily emails. maybe the occasional server being down , but never had features or functions that i use constantly ,be taken away without warning and be given a bunch of b.s as to why it happened . lets see ive had hotmail for 10 years yahoo for 10 years multiple work email accounts , outlook since the year 1997, verizon and sprint email accounts , and never experienced anything like this . so ?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/17/14 10:36 PM
ive never experienced a bug on any email programs or accounts ive had...

LOL. OK, you've been very fortunate then to have never encountered anything.  Good job.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/18/14 1:15 AM
look , who are you and what are you doing to help the situation ? your more concerned with your smug remarks than actually helping . and i didnt repost the same question twice btw . i asked yesterday morning and again tonight , as it still has yet to be  solved .so,  good job for you bud. why dont you go fix something , mr software engineer . instead of wasting time thinking of condescending patronizing one liners
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Rory Foster 4/19/14 12:27 PM
I used to be able to upload a jpeg newsletter that I designed on Pages and it filled the screen of my email.  Now, with the new insert images it is so small I can't read it on my desktop, and on my phone I have to turn it sideways and expand it.  What happened? Why the change? It was only on Google mail that I could do this.  Very disappointed with this "new" system.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ann Eshelby 4/21/14 5:10 AM
I see no reason for ever using gmail again as importing pictures is now too complicated.  I will close this account if things are not restored within a few days as any benefit using gmail is now gone
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages icantchooseone 4/21/14 5:20 AM
Google do not reverse their decisions im afraid

this may help you:

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/21/14 6:10 AM
Rory -

When you upload a JPG or other image now you have several choices for the size once the upload is finished. Best Fit is the default, but you can choose Small or Original, or use the corner handles to drag the image out to whatever size you want. 

Ann -

It really isn't complicated at all.  All that's changed is that Gmail have added the ability to insert photos stored in Google+ Photos, which many people have been asking for for a long time. 

If you don't want to do that, or don't have any photos in Google+, just click the Upload tab and you'll have the same option to upload a photo from your computer. You can also drag and drop into this screen as well. 

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/21/14 6:15 AM
Ann,

Please explain exactly what difficulties you're having so we can try to help. The recent changes have actually made the process easier than before.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages jane.g 4/21/14 9:27 AM
I believe that was Googles intent: To increaseGoogle+ users and build up the Photo storage in Google+ which with my 36,000 photos will add to their sales of photo storage.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/21/14 1:41 PM
I understand Google isn't going to back out this enhancement,
but at least you could make the option more transparent.

"Upload" has a certain connotation with respect to photos.
I would never use that word to indicate I wanted to  "Insert from Folder",
which is what the option does.

Those of us who know Google Photos and Picasa already have a pretty good idea what "Upload" means in the context of photos.

Work on reducing confusion ... at the very least, push the update out in Google Labs
so you can get some live feedback before baking it into Gmail.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Unhappy. 4/22/14 1:31 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with Phlurim and Dick Dunbar.  I DO NOT want Google Drive photos!  I just want to go into my hard drive and select photos from there.  Why do you tinker with stuff that works well, and replace these with lousy alternatives.  Please restore the feature for adding or attaching images directly from the local hard drive instead of from Google Drive.  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/22/14 1:45 PM
I DO NOT want Google Drive photos!  I just want to go into my hard drive and select photos from there.

Then DO so.  That would be the third tab:  Upload.


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/22/14 3:27 PM
Nothing has changed. You can still go into your hard drive and select photos from there. What happens when you try?

Insert files using Drive is a completely separate icon.


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:31:23 PM UTC-4, Unhappy. wrote:
I agree wholeheartedly with Phlurim and Dick Dunbar.  I DO NOT want Google Drive photos!  I just want to go into my hard drive and select photos from there.  Why do you tinker with stuff that works well, and replace these with lousy alternatives.  Please restore the feature for adding or attaching images directly from the local hard drive instead of from Google Drive.  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages eric moritz 4/22/14 6:51 PM
still broken... when replying to message via reply to & composing , the only option is drive or drag and drop . i buy and sell on craigslist , and having to drag and drop for the last 4 days is beyond ridiculous .
i mean think about this , its 2014 , and there is no "upload photo" icon . i must drag and drop. this is insane ,if you guys need me to copy the code or write it in ,  just let me know . should take about 10 min.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/22/14 7:34 PM
Eric,

There's the paperclip icon to "Attach files", a triangle/diamond icon to "Insert files using Drive, then the new camera shaped icon to "Insert Photo".

Do you have a different configuration?


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:51:52 PM UTC-4, eric moritz wrote:
still broken... when replying to message via reply to & composing , the only option is drive or drag and drop . i buy and sell on craigslist , and having to drag and drop for the last 4 days is beyond ridiculous .
i mean think about this , its 2014 , and there is no "upload photo" icon . i must drag and drop. this is insane ,if you guys need me to copy the code or write it in ,  just let me know . should take about 10 min.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 4/23/14 7:38 AM
Drag-and-drop for inline images still works just the same as it did before.

No it doesn't.
So let me add to the current rant.

Before G. changed whatever it decided to change without consulting its customer base, it was possible to assign an image in an email message a specific web address, allowing readers of the message to simply click and go wherever the sender wanted them to go. As the author of th emessage you would simply select the image, type CTRL-K and write in the target URL. It was very clean, easy to do, and user-friendly.
Very convenient for a newsletter for example.
Now the same process ends up stupidly showing the whole stupid URL *after* the image. It destroys the whole layout.

It's just pathetic.
If you have other such lousy improvements in the pipeline, please leave them where they are.

Best.
Bernard

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 4/23/14 7:48 AM
<Drag-and-drop for inline images still works just the same as it did before.>

No it doesn't.
So let me add to the current rant.

Before G. changed whatever it decided to change without consulting its customer base, it was possible to assign an image in an email message a specific web address, allowing readers of the message to simply click and go wherever the sender wanted them to go. You would simply select the image, type CTRL-K and write in the target URL. It was very clean, easy to do and user-friendly.


Very convenient for a newsletter for example.
Now the same process ends up stupidly showing the whole stupid URL *after* the image. It destroys the whole layout.

It's just pathetic.
If you have other such lousy improvements in the pipeline, please leave them where they are.

Best.
Bernard

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 4/23/14 7:56 AM

<Drag-and-drop for inline images still works just the same as it did before.>

No it doesn't.
So let me add to the current rant.

Before GM. changed whatever it decided to change without consulting its customer base, it was possible to assign an image in an email message a specific web address, allowing readers of the message to simply click and go wherever the sender wanted them to go. You would simply select the image, type CTRL-K and write in the target URL. It was very clean, easy to do and user-friendly.


Very convenient for a newsletter for example.
Now the same process ends up showing the whole URL *after* the image. It destroys the whole layout.

It's just pathetic.
If you have other such improvements in the pipeline, please leave them where they are.

Best.
Bernard

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/23/14 8:30 AM
Bernard, 

What you're complaining about isn't drag-and-drop at all. Drag and drop is opening a folder on your computer, finding an image and then dragging the file into an open message box. 

You are referring to adding LINKS to inserted images so that your recipients can click on the image and go to a specific URL. 

Which you can still do in exactly the way you describe.


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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Belinda Fourie 4/24/14 10:24 PM
I suddenly experience that it does not matter how big I make my images, it shrinks to a smaller size when I insert it in my email.  The same image was bigger in the previous emails and I tried everything to get it back to the original size INSIDE my email.  How can I fix this?

I just want to know why you change something that already worked well?  I understand technology change all the time, but to change a simple thing like insert images to another way of doing it, does not make sense.

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ron Steelman 4/25/14 6:12 AM
I hate this change. I did read that I can still drag and drop a photo into my emails, but this takes three or four more steps! Please add back in the old tool that worked so well. This new method is a time waster.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/25/14 7:26 AM
Belinda -

When you insert an image into the body of your message, Gmail will apply "Best fit" to display it so it fits into your Compose or Reply box. If you leave it set at Best Fit, then your Gmail recipients will also see a "best fit" for their own message window.  However, do note that this doesn't affect the actual size of the image that is sent - only how it is displayed in-line within the message.

If that isn't what you want, then click the image and choose whatever size you want the picture to display at.  

See the Screenshot: 


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/25/14 7:31 AM
Ron - 

If you are in the habit of dragging and dropping photos from folders on your computer, or your desktop, into the body of your email message, just keep doing it....that facility is still there, just like it's been for a long while. 

See the screenshot:




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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages jane.g 4/27/14 11:20 AM
Hi,
I have figured out how to use the 'NEW' insert photo using Google gmail, however, I've not seen the screen shot you show us. When I hit 'Reply' to an e-mail sent to me I get the screen shot I've attached. Can you tell us what steps you took to get your screen shot? When I drag a photo into the body of a new e-mail it turns into a file; see attachment. I don't care for myself because I've figured it out but some old grandma out there(many more than we think) is still trying to adapt to a new way of doing something different from what her son taught her a year ago. There are many levels of competency out there. I, personally, appreciate every minute of your time and would not even be responding now if it weren't for the fact that I don't know how to stop getting e-mails like yours. Naturally I read it and follow the link.

Best regards,
A thirty-something at heart but a grandma in real life.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 4/27/14 4:42 PM
Very good Jane.

As a grandma you might like to be more cautious about posting shots which actually contain email addresses. This is a very public forum and there are no guarantees regarding the character of persons who come on here, or how they might misuse your contact information.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/27/14 11:07 PM
jane.g -

When you reply to a message or write a new one, the method of dragging and dropping a photo is the same in both cases. 
  • Open your Reply or Compose box
  • On your computer, locate and open the folder which contains the photo you want
  • Position the file window so you can see both your files and your message box
  • Pick up the file you want to insert with your mouse
  • Drag it to the main part of the message box
  • When you are in the right place to drop, you'll see "Drop files here" and a dotted line appear.
  • Drop your file

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Om Spectre 4/29/14 12:56 AM
Posting an image in the body of an email doesn't work when trying to insert an animated gif image. I have to send it as an attachment, and the recipient will have to open it to view. Before this change in methods, the image was there, and in motion, without their having to click on anything. Is there a way to add gif files as a supported upload directly to the body of the email? Thanks.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 4/29/14 6:05 AM
Same question for .mp4 files.  Used to be visible in the body of the note.  Now "illegal" to insert using the "attachment" method.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 4/29/14 6:45 AM
dick.dunbar - 

You have never been able to "insert" an MP4 file into the body of a Gmail message. The Insert Images link has only ever been available for images, not for any other type of file. 

So I am not sure why you think this feature should let you insert music files?

Om Spectre - 

For animated GIFs, inserting works fine, both in the sent message, and for the recipient. I just tested it using Gmail in the web interface in Chrome, with an animated GIF uploaded from my desktop. What browser do you use? 

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Elias Escobedo-Baez 4/29/14 3:12 PM
Thanks !
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Sydna Spancake 4/29/14 6:50 PM
I HATE this new interface... it's confusing... why can't I go to other external drives?

I DO NOT want to post on my Google+ account, I DO NOT want albums on my Google+ account. Also, even if I select a photo from my hard drive, unless I select "share" the other person can't see it...and it's not clear to me who gets to see it -- everyone I share with?

I feel my privacy has been invaded and Google has just made it harder fro me to share photos.

I was a Google fan but the more they just make changes as they see fit -- the more I want off.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 4/29/14 6:57 PM
If you don't want the photos to be stored Google Drive or Google+ Photos, choose the "Upload" tab in the "insert image" dialogue.  It will attach the photo to the email directly, without storing in in an album and without the need for sharing settings. 

If you choose the "Insert using Drive" option, the photo will be uploaded to your Drive and require sharing.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 4/29/14 7:04 PM
I HATE this new interface... it's confusing... why can't I go to other external drives?


If the file browser can get to external drives, then you can upload from them.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Selvan Sathiyarajan 5/1/14 1:44 AM
The size of the inserted images are considerably reduced in the new version giving difficulty in using images.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/1/14 4:36 AM
When Gmail inserts an image into your message, it uses "Best Fit" for the display by default. To change that, click the image, and you will see alternative sizes you can choose, including Original size.

You can also drag the blue corner handles to make the image any intermediate size you like. 


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 5/1/14 8:00 AM
I noticed the reduced size as well.

The "best screen size fit" doesn't match my experience.

gmail also makes it extremely difficult to foward received email that contains embedded images.
Depending on the source of the gmail ... and it could even be another gmail user ....
the receipents of the forwards often do not get the images, just large blocks where the
photo should have been with a broken link inside.

And if I were in a wishing mood ...
  1. I wish gmail would give me the option of stripping away all of the indents from forwarded email.  
    I find large photos visible on the far right, to the point you have to scroll to see it.
    I want to forward the content  with no left margin indent at all.
  2. That same email ... with overlarge embedded photos that make for a very wide right margin:
    Guess where the Reply/Forward icon is ... on the extreme right.
    It requires you to scroll the screen in order to access the Reply/Forward.
    Why not put this on the left of the screen, so it doesn't disappear.
    It really slows down email interaction




Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/1/14 8:56 AM
How other people see embedded images forwarded from Gmail depends on how they have their computers, browsers and email clients set up. If you see the image correctly displayed in your Sent message then that's what Gmail sent. How other people choose to handle embedded images is up to them, their mail provider and their own settings. 

For your wish list:

1. Easy. Strip out all those miles and miles and miles of quoted text that others are too idle to remove - most of it is by now totally irrelevant and does not need to be there

2. Easy. Tell your contacts NOT to send you huge images embedded at a fixed size.  That's what the Gmail "Best Fit" option is designed to avoid when you are exchanging embedded images with other Gmail users. The full-size underlying file is always sent, and can be saved, but the display in the message is scaled to fit the space available without the need to use horizontal scroll all the time. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 5/1/14 12:44 PM
Good ... it's easy.  Please add those tools to the next gmail release.

Or probably ... you have never actually tried to do that strip mining of a gmail message
to eliminate the indentations and email addresses.  You've never even tried, or you would
know how ridiculously complicated gmail is for such an easy task.

Start chipping away at text, and pretty soon you remove the enclosing html
and the whole message disappears.

gmail should take any incoming message, and with a single click eliminate all the
embedded junk inserted by clients like OutLook.

Even Copy/Paste from one gmail window reading the incoming mail
to another gmail window composing the result is incredibly difficult.
- Select just the text you want, Copy
- Paste into the compose window ... and all the formatting comes with it, accomplishing nothing.

Perhaps I could cobble something together with SeaMonkey, but I have real work to do.


ClipCache does this painlessly ... for certain types of data copied to the clipboard.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/1/14 6:29 PM
gmail should take any incoming message, and with a single click eliminate all the
embedded junk inserted by clients like OutLook.


There are several ways you can eliminate all quoted text and images. Methods 1 & 2 are quick and easy if you don't require your automated signature to appear on every reply you send in a conversation. If you must have your signature on every response, then try Method 3 - which is my preferred method anyway, as it's more professional

Method 1 
Click Reply
Type down arrow key once to highlight the ellipsis icon
Type Del key

Method 2 
Click Reply
Type Ctrl-a
Start typing your reply

Method 3 - to get rid of everything except the sentence/paragraph you want to address in your reply
Enable "Quote Selected Text" in Settings >> Labs
Select the text in any incoming message that you want to respond to
Click Reply


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 5/1/14 8:06 PM
Sorry, I guess I didn't make myself clear.  Yes, it is quite simple to eliminate all content in a reply.

I was talking about FORWARDING the content to someone else.
Clearly I do not want to eliminate that content ... I only wish to strip out the formatting
garbage that has been collected and forward CONTENT only.

Say you get an email, with photos and explanation.
And you are the 5th or 6th receipent of the original email ... forwarded by 5 or 6 people previously.

The content that is relevant is sitting in some enclosing html garbage that pushes
the actual content toward the right margin.

And if one of the intermediate forwarders happens to use Outlook with an "indent content" setting,
the content must humans want to see is the original ... not all the chaff supplied by email clients.

In other words, I want the content of my forward to look as close as possible to the
content supplied by the orginator of the message.

In a typical business email thread, a thread gets started and copied to a group of people.
Each person responds and that single email can explode into multiple versions of
the same information, where each person contributes a line or two comment.

If one of those people uses OutLook ... the entire email conversation will
degenerate into one-word-per line for the oldest content.

I have taken the time to reformat such stuff manually when I felt the topic
was important ... it can take a LONG time if you don't want to accidentally
delete important content.

Again ... is it possible that gmail provide an editing tool to turn this garbage
into something that is useful to a human ... no indentations, no wrapping
html garbage ... just a simple format that shows the content of each
reply as if that author had created an original email.

gmail has become quite useless as a business tool.
Most of us have switched to Thunderbird as the client to access gmail,
but I am unaware of any tools that will simplify the problem.

It is a trivial concept ... the implementation is not trivial and I don't
have time to build it.

Thanks.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/2/14 12:52 AM
Not quite so easy - but what I do is this:

Open the message you want to forward
Click Forward - all quoted text will be displayed
Isolate the part you want to forward, select and copy it. 
Then type Ctrl-a and paste your copied text as plain text using Shift-Ctrl-V - which removes the formatting and the indenting.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 5/2/14 3:07 AM
I didn't know about Ctrl-Shift-V ... this was worth the price of admission.
It works well.   My technique is slightly different.


Do not use Ctrl-A  ( Copy All) ... instead:


- incoming mail, use drop-down menu in "Reply" and select forward.
- fill in the "To:", "Cc:" and "Bcc:" email addresses.   I mostly use "Bcc" for safety
- Hold left-button mouse and select everything in the forwarded text
- Press:  Ctrl-X to copy/delete all the text and images
- Clean up anything that is left in the outgoing message. It will screw up the next step.
- Press: Ctrl-Shift-V ... to paste the selected text, without formatting, back into the outgoing mail
- Clean up:  I always remove email addresses for courtesy and safety

Thanks for the technique.  This is going to save me a ton of time.
One problem remain for me ... the Firefox "awesome screenshot" Add-On
intercepts  Ctrl-Shift-V for annotation.   Easy enough to disable.



Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/2/14 4:59 AM
Ctrl-A doesn't copy all - it selects all. Then the very next thing you do - type or paste something - deletes all the selected text. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages dick.dunbar 5/2/14 11:50 AM
I know what Ctrl-A does ... and overtyping does not fit into the scenario where you are
trying to forward content.  You just deleted it.

And I have also discovered that Ctrl-A does NOT do what you think it might do
on a gmail screen.   It selects bits of the gmail frame as well.

Mouse select is much more accurate for this task.


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/3/14 2:12 AM
and overtyping does not fit into the scenario where you are
trying to forward content.  You just deleted it.


Indeed  - which is why you copy the part you want to forward FIRST. Then paste it to replace the other multiple pages of endlessly quoted text that you DON'T want to forward.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Belinda Fourie 5/6/14 12:32 AM
Thanks, it worked!
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages LynnFB 5/8/14 8:22 AM
Eric, I agree that this change is horrible. I have not been able to attach any photo to Gmail. My workflow has also been impacted. WDurham's attempts to help are a bit mean spirited, however, I followed the instructions, which did not work.
The images that mirror the screenshot do not respond to clicks. So I a cannot complete my tasks.
This is frustrating. Gmail should not have made this change, it is not an improvement.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/8/14 8:55 AM
Gmail should not have made this change, it is not an improvement.

For those who will only ever want to upload images from their computer, no, it is not an improvement. It incorporates only the exact same functionality as before, and it takes a whole extra click to get there.  Not only do you now have to click the Insert Image button, you have to click again on Upload to access the file selector and choose the image you want to upload and insert in your message! 

But for those who actually WANT to insert photos they have stored in their Google+ Photo albums or Picasa photo albums, it's the answer to two-year's worth of requests and feedback.

I'm sorry you feel that these people should not have the extra functionality they want because you have to make one additional click and you can't tolerate that. Luckily Google have more open minds and so have made both options available to their users. 


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 5/8/14 7:43 PM
Also "For those who will only ever want to upload images from their computer", the old paperclip icon is still there.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Arminda Townsend 5/14/14 5:34 AM
It is hard to upload and it is such a bummer.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/14/14 10:23 AM
Absolutely.
It used to work fine, you could even turn a picture into a seamless link.
Now if you attempt to link the picture to a URL, it appears in stupid blue underlined font below the picture. This is no progress at all. Why not return to MSDOS while they are at it?
Very strange Google R&D.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Leanne U. 5/14/14 6:14 PM
I also noticed that I can not longer create image links in my email messages.  Is this a result of this update?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/14/14 7:50 PM
I also noticed that I can not longer create image links in my email messages.

If by image links you mean a link (url) to an image online, yes, you can still do that.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/14/14 8:31 PM
It used to work fine, you could even turn a picture into a seamless link.

You still can.

Drag the mouse over your picture to select it - it will turn blue - then add your link.  The link only appears as text after the picture if you do not first select the picture. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/14/14 8:32 PM
I also noticed that I can not longer create image links in my email messages.

"If by image links you mean a link (url) to an image online, yes, you can still do that."

That is NOT true. The URL remains visible under the image, contrary to what occurred before. This is no improvement at all.
I was able before to create clean, image-based newsletters directly referring to updated parts of my website, with no visible, complicated, ugly URLs.
No longer.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/14/14 8:50 PM
That is NOT true. The URL remains visible under the image, contrary to what occurred before

Not for me.  I just tested it using the insert image by URL tab and the inline image was JUST the image with no URL displayed anywhere (of course you could right-click the image and have various options).

How are you inserting images by URL to get a link to show up?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/15/14 12:34 AM
Look, originally, you inserted a pix by dragging it from your computer disk into the body of the message. Then I used CTRL-K, which is the way you turn any word into a link. When people received my message, they simply clicked on the image and reached the resource I wanted them to reach. No URL appeared.
You can't do that any more.

See file attached.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/15/14 12:54 AM
Then I used CTRL-K, which is the way you turn any word into a link.

Oh, that's completely different than what I thought you were talking about above.  And that probably means I didn't correctly understand the comment of the previous person.  I was not able to find a way to turn an image into a link.  All you can do is add a link before or after the picture (as your screen-shot shows), but not for the image itself.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/15/14 4:03 AM
Precisely.
But with previous gmail versions I was able to do this without a glitch.
So as I --and many other users before me-- have said in the forum above, Google engineers are making things worse, not better.
And NOBODY upthere will listen to the complaints of honest, faithful users.
What the heck are they doing at Google Inc????
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/15/14 4:43 AM
I repeat.

You can use an image as a clickable link, just like you always could.

But you must select the entire image first, just like you always had to.  Click and drag your mouse over the image to turn the whole image blue. See the screenshot. THEN with the image selected, use the Insert Link button to insert your link. 

If you try to insert a link without selecting the image first, then naturally it will appear after the image. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/15/14 7:27 AM
...THEN with the image selected, use the Insert Link button to insert your link.

Can you do that with the ctrl-k keyboard shortcut?  I tried selecting the full image as you noted, but ctrl-k still inserted new text rather than adding the link to the image.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 5/15/14 7:51 AM


On Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:27:41 AM UTC-7, bkc56 wrote:
Can you do that with the ctrl-k keyboard shortcut?  I tried selecting the full image as you noted, but ctrl-k still inserted new text rather than adding the link to the image.

It works in Chrome and Firefox.  You an also select the image with the keyboard, then use Ctrl-K (I didn't test it, but I would expect the Links button on the formatting bar to work, too.) 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/15/14 8:40 AM
Can you do that with the ctrl-k keyboard shortcut? 

I just tried again, and once the image is selected and is solid blue, Ctrl-K adds the link to the image - it doesn't add it as text immediately after the image. If you then hover the cursor over the image you see the link pop-up in a standard link box. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/15/14 9:03 AM
Hmm,  I wonder why I can't get it to work, and if it's the same reason the above poster complained about it not working anymore?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/15/14 10:26 AM
I can't get it to work either, no matter which technique I use, with the "add link" button or CTRL-K. The stupid URL still appears underneath the image. And I use the latest version of Firefox.
Mr Durham, I think you are BS-ing all of the guys in this forum.
Or else you have to admit that all of us have suddenly turned completely dumb.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/15/14 10:31 AM
BTW,
the image does not turn blue, it displays four blue handles, as seen in attached file.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 5/15/14 10:47 AM
I works for me, too, so you may be doing something different.  You cannot simply click on the picture to select it, you must swipe over it with the mouse or position the cursor before the picture, the hold shift and use the arrow keys to select the picture.


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/16/14 6:13 AM
If this works, and I sincerely hope it does when I test it, you will admit it is WAY more complicated than it used to be. Forgive me then, I see no improvement in this change.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/16/14 6:28 AM
It does not work.
Swiping, hold shift whatever, it's useless.

What it boils down to is this:
I'm an experienced Gmail user, and have been for years. As such any change in the environment I should easily handle, from whatever browser is available. Changes should be incremental and user-aware. Otherwise at G. they behave like Microsoft, whose Office changes were so radical that trainers found themselves forced to cancel training sessions so they could take time to muster all the details that no longer worked like they used to.
That is time/money-consuming.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/16/14 8:46 AM
It does not work.

Actually, it does, it just is hard to easily select the image to start with.  Doing what bkennelly suggested above worked for me (select before, shift-select after).  But I found a way that was even easier for me:  Click and START to drag the image (you'll get a shadow image with an indicator that it can't be moved) then release.  The picture will remain selected and ctrl-k allows me to add a link with NO text.

I agree it should be easier to figure out and do than anything posted thus far (shift-click would seem logical).  But it does work.

Footnote:  I was testing this in Chrome.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/16/14 11:28 PM
I suspect the trick to this is remembering that any "in-line" image is effectively a piece of text. So you have to treat it as if it were a piece of text - which applies to selection, text alignment and formatting, cut and paste, keyboard actions etc.  

In-line images are always treated as text, right across the board, in word processors, DTP packages, etc. 
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages (unknown) 5/20/14 10:09 AM
I was able to use the (Snipping tool) to copy images and paste them into the body of the message. Now I cannot it will not paste. Does this have anything to do with your upgrade?
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages BernardMoro 5/20/14 2:53 PM
I'll tell you what.
If something fine no longer works in the G. environment it's because engineers at G. have decided to upgrade/improve it.
And then you have people in their forums getting paid to say everything works fine, although you have to squeeze and turn your computer upside down to make the update work.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Emre Kalaycik 5/20/14 5:41 PM
compose,add picture,on clear white area (right next to your pic)right click and select all.. Picture will blue and insert link url...
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 5/20/14 6:47 PM
No it doesn't have anything to do with the upgrade. This still works.

Do you get an error message? Can you post the exact steps you took and what happened?


On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:09:09 PM UTC-4, Kristine Santos wrote:
I was able to use the (Snipping tool) to copy images and paste them into the body of the message. Now I cannot it will not paste. Does this have anything to do with your upgrade?

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The new way to insert images into your messages Brenda Bowen 5/26/14 5:43 PM
This is great when it works...but it stopped working to ntonight and all I get in my email is a little box with an x in it...what happened
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Paul Kasule 5/28/14 2:32 AM
I am sorry to notify u that my account can't receive emails . What's the problem with my ac count
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 5/28/14 6:25 AM
Paul -

Your question has nothing to do with this topic.

If you have a question, then click the big red  POST A QUESTION  button at the top of the page, and post your own problem with its own topic title. Someone will then be able to help you. 

Don't forget to give full info on what your problem is and what is going wrong for you.

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages cherno1 5/31/14 2:10 PM
HOW???
I tried NUMEROUS time to drag & drop an inline image and it would NOT do so.  It continually posted as an attachment.

If I should be able to do an inline image then what am I doing wrong?  Something changed as I TRIED to do as I have always done and it no longer works.

HELP!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/31/14 2:14 PM
It continually posted as an attachment.

What file extension does the image use?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages cherno1 5/31/14 2:29 PM
? file extension?

I tried to post the pic the way I've always posted.  I first attach the file then I drag & drop the pic so that I can add information.  I am no longer able to drag & drop the pic as it goes straight to 'attachment.'  :(

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 5/31/14 4:56 PM
I first attach the file then I drag & drop the pic so that I can add information.

Try NOT attaching the file.  Just drag-and-drop to add it inline.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages SamMassey 5/31/14 5:17 PM
Thats SO awesum...
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Maryanne Jensen 6/2/14 1:52 AM
Hi, I just found out that Google has changed gmail.
I am furius, and no it does not Work still - you cannot add files any more,no matter what.  
I don't have Google +, don't want it. PLEASE give us our possibility back - add files. Why do you change without ANY warning.
Kind regards Mary  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross L. Nunez 6/2/14 2:04 AM
Yes Cherno 1, just drag and  It's working have patience on it. sometimes  the downloading is too slow.....thanks..
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Maryanne Jensen 6/2/14 2:07 AM
Hi Google
This is not a good change for us, please give us back our possibility to add files. Mary
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/2/14 4:59 AM
Marianne -

You have exactly the same ability to add files as before.  

You can insert an image file using the Insert Image button
You can attach an image file using the Paperclip button

The only real difference is that you can now insert a wider range of images than you could before. Instead of just using images stored on your computer, you can now insert images from Google+ Photos. If you don't use Google+ Photos then just skip that tab and go straight to the Upload tab. 

Or you can still drag and drop your files into the message if you prefer, just like you always could. Drag the files into the message text area to insert them - drag them on to the paperclip to attach them. 
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Karen Weinstein 6/2/14 3:58 PM
Ii love this, but if you make a mistake and put the wrong picture in, can you take it out? tx, karen
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross Carins 6/2/14 9:18 PM
Hi Karen,

I agree this is a fantastic new features.

If it's an in line image you should be able to highlight it and delete it.

If you just attach it, you should again be able to select the file and remove it

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages aakash Roy 6/3/14 12:08 PM
Nice features !
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Adam Haesler 6/4/14 8:16 PM
Hey nealeigh,
 thank you for the update.  I loved this new feature.  Now being the type of guy I am, efficiency orientated, I was doing my Chrome Web Store browsing, and found an app that has literally taken attachments to a new level!  The app is called "Cloudy" (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cloudy-for-gmail/fcfnjfpcmnoabmbhponbioedjceaddaa).

The great thing about this app is the ability to not be restricted by destination of your documents, or photos at all.  It appears on the same area as the Gmail update, and the icons from the update are still visible.  The added value of Cloudy is attachment from all over the web, from your cloud-based storage like Box, Dropbox, Onedrive, and of course Google Drive, to your social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Picasa, and back to your good old computer hard-drive.

The only downside is there is no equivalent extension for Gmail for smartphones, that I know of.

Anyway, happy attaching and have a wonderful day!

Adam.

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/10/14 1:07 AM
I hate the new way inserting inline imagees in to to the body.
Now its 5 times more clicking than before with ctrl+V

Google starts to be crazy like Microsoft and starts to push the clients to do crazy things just to generate more revenue.
It will end up that Google will loose.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/10/14 8:22 AM
If you were able to successfully insert images into the body of your message by pasting them using Ctrl-V, then you still can. 

The only change has been to make your Google+ photos available for insertion, in addition to the photos stored on your computer. 

So there is nothing for you to "hate". 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/11/14 12:27 AM
well it has been inserted but I sent it, in the email appears text "save image"
Seems like the gmail is enclosing the picture but is not able correctly read the email.
In Thunderbird its correctly displayed

see the source of the email.
If you find where is the problem, I would be more than happy.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages coryrhonda rutty 6/11/14 11:59 AM
In not sure right now
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages coryrhonda rutty 6/11/14 11:59 AM
In not sure right now
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages coryrhonda rutty 6/11/14 11:59 AM
In not sure right now
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages edmarines 6/11/14 3:58 PM
You still can post directly from your hard drive to Gmail. Try rebooting your computer if you are using a windows operating system. It might be a windows explorer issue depending on the OS version you have.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 6/11/14 4:17 PM
That is what happens when you paste an image into the body of the email message with most web browsers.  It is inserted using a "data URI", which Gmail does not render well.  This was also true before the change to the "Insert images" function. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/12/14 6:12 AM
I have Chrome, Win7
I have updated chrome, win, google drive, google sync

I don't want make 4 additional steps just because somebody in GOOGLE wants make more traffic in GOOGLE drive.

This whole cause many problems also to developers

Awesome Screenshot
Previously, Awesome screenshot  was able to make use of plugins through a standard plugin system called NPAPI. It has been <a href="http://blog.chromium.org/2013/09/saying-goodbye-to-our-old-friend-npapi.html" target="_blank">announced</a> that Chrome will no longer allow extensions to make use of NPAPI, and therefore extensions will no longer be able to provide "copy image to clipboard" feature.
After some hard work, we finally worked around this issue and enable the copy feature for you again.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/12/14 6:13 AM
So its GOOGLE BUG, right?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Nader K 6/12/14 10:13 AM
Thanks Nealeigh,

Can you still copy an image and paste it into the body of the email? using ctrl+v?


Thanks

Nader

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/12/14 2:39 PM
YES, but it disapear after I send it.see picture
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages crcdm4 6/13/14 5:12 AM
It looks awesome! Now you can totally put things into context. Is there a way to upload several pictures as a gallery though?
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 6/14/14 1:50 PM
yes but the ctrl+V Ctrl,C doesnt work. you have to firts save he printscreen to the HD and than you can insert it,
Few weeks ago you could simply use the ctrl V

I ma mad about google

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages mannyalbite 6/16/14 4:20 AM
It will be nice idea to have short videos on how to used all Google has to offer, I would used more services if I knew how, I think sometimes people with a lot of computer Knowledge, don't realized that all people don't have the gift or Knowledge they have, what little I know I have learn from Lynda.com, and is a video tutorial in many subjects, they don't have much about Google, so I think this will be a great idea with the power of Google which I love and appreciated to even get more people to used the whole thing Google has to offer, that is my thought and my suggestion, if Google does it or not, I will always be grateful and continue to used Google to the best of my abilities, so in other words keep on rocking Google, because you still rock my world.:-) PEACE!!!!!!!!      
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages aakash Roy 6/16/14 4:31 AM
Hi,

Google is Best !

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/16/14 5:51 AM
For a good rundown on how to use Gmail, try www.ansonalex.com - Anson has produced a whole slew of videos on how to use Gmail.

You could also try this: 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Margherita King 6/16/14 11:04 AM
I DO NOT like it!!!!!!
Go back to the old way!!!!!!
I can't use the images I have stored in my files.  My images are not photos but clip art I saved in files according to topic.
I am NOT happy right now.

GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY!!!!!!!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 6/16/14 12:41 PM


On Monday, June 16, 2014 11:04:18 AM UTC-7, Margherita King wrote:
I DO NOT like it!!!!!!
Go back to the old way!!!!!!
I can't use the images I have stored in my files.  
Why can you not use your images?  Did you click the "Upload" tab? 
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Shawna Kaminski 6/17/14 7:30 PM
I have a lot of canned responses that have hyperlinks in them and a timetable graph.

Yesterday, they just all went wonky, the graph is gone, the times are all vertical now and take up 3 pages vertically, the hyperlinks are gone!

What happened, and how do I get my old canned responses back?  I don't know how to remake them, they were done years ago for me!

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages aakash Roy 6/18/14 7:35 AM
Thats great of inserting the new messages .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/18/14 8:04 AM
Shawna Kaminsky -

Your question has nothing to do with this topic.

If you have a question, then click the big red  POST A QUESTION  button at the top of the page, and post your own problem with its own topic title. Someone will then be able to help you. 

Don't forget to give full info on what your problem is and what is going wrong for you.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages aakash Roy 6/19/14 1:17 AM
Hi ,
please check the help center.
support.google.com/mail/?hl=en#topic=3394144
The new way to insert images into your messages JOSEPH BLANGO 6/20/14 11:41 PM
Insert images into my messages
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 6/20/14 11:49 PM
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages GRJ Evans 6/21/14 9:11 PM
When I try to insert a vertical photo into the text of a message it is inserted horizontally.

i.e. it seems to try to adjust the photo to the width of the box.

How can I avoid this? Or, is there some way I can rotate the photo after it is inserted?

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/22/14 2:44 AM
IN YOUR SCREENSHOT IT SAYS "GOOGLE PHOTOS " I DONT WANT THAT . 

You might not want it, but - present company excepted - several million other people do. 

So if you don't want to use Google Photos, just IGNORE THEM. Skip straight past and click UPLOAD to get right to the upload experience you are used to. 

Alternatively, delete your Google+ account and Profile. Then you won't have the option to use Google Photos at all and will have no choice but to upload files from your computer like always.

Anyway, what are you still doing here anyway, Eric? You said you were going "back to Yahoo" months ago, didn't you? 
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ricky Warbrick 6/29/14 6:28 PM
This feature is absolutely crap!! Loading to google++ is a friggen hassle slow and crappy!! Google if you keep this feature you will loose a lot of customers.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 6/29/14 9:49 PM
Loading to google++ is a friggen hassle slow and crappy!!

It is pretty easy to click another tab to load images from one of your albums, your computer, or a web-address.  Google could have picked one of the other tabs as the default, but one click to change isn't a deal-breaker.

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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Martin Widzer 6/30/14 6:44 AM
What the F**K ever happened to Click and Paste.  Do you really need to own everything I have....including personal pics???   You (your company) is full of duesh bags.. I could not be more pissed off about this!  But guess what? Your not going to change are you!Bastards!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages wdurham 6/30/14 8:56 AM
Martin -

Do you mean you want to copy an image from somewhere else, and then just paste it into a message?  

If so - provided you are using a browser that supports pasting inserted images - you do that exactly like you did before. Copy the image, click in your message, paste the image. 

There's no need to go anywhere near the Insert Images icon - you only need to use that if you are uploading images from another source like your computer, or Google Photos. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 6/30/14 9:18 AM
What the F**K ever happened to Click and Paste.

Drag-and-drop still works just fine.

Do you really need to own everything I have...

Nope.  Any nothing suggested that Google wants to.  You can still insert pictures from your computer or other web-sites just like you could before.

I could not be more pissed off about this!

Because you can still do everything you could before?  Yea, I can see how that might upset you.  How DARE Google continue to support the same functions while adding additional ones.  The nerve of them.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 6/30/14 5:57 PM
Martin,

What are duesh bags??
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages jay harrison 7/2/14 7:28 AM
Feels kinda scary having to upload an image that make be private to you before I can insert it into my E mail. What is wrong with you guys? I thought you didn't promote evil.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/2/14 8:25 AM
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:28:10 AM UTC-7, jay harrison wrote:
Feels kinda scary having to upload an image that make be private to you before I can insert it into my E mail. What is wrong with you guys? I thought you didn't promote evil.

How do you expect to include the image without uploading it?  If you don't want to store it anywhere but your Gmail, you don't need to.  Just insert the image using the "Upload" tab.  That will attach it to the message directly. 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 7/2/14 7:24 PM
Then you may be more comfortable doing it the old way. Using an image stored on your computer, simply add it as an attachment to your outgoing email.


On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:28:10 AM UTC-4, jay harrison wrote:
Feels kinda scary having to upload an image that make be private to you before I can insert it into my E mail. What is wrong with you guys? I thought you didn't promote evil.
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The new way to insert images into your messages mukesh khatri 7/3/14 10:17 PM
Google+ hiiii I am Mukesh khatri any Hall you with in me so you all help my plz plz plz
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages petrea 7/5/14 11:02 AM
Yes, this new invention is clumsy - to put it nicely! Adding smileys from your own selection is almost hopeless! Before, there was a list of the last ones used! Now you have to start all over, if you want to repeat things! And strange things happen! The cursor and the smiley jumps around! And it takes ages!

Why oh why change something which works well???????????????? Please can we have the old method back

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 7/5/14 11:15 AM
Before, there was a list of the last ones used! 

It's still there (I just tested it).

The cursor and the smiley jumps around!

That sounds more like browser issues because (again) I just tested it and I don't see anything like that.

What browser and version are you using?

What other browsers have you tested?
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Mark Heuslein 7/8/14 3:09 PM
These buttons are not available. I wish they were because this sounds really great.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 7/8/14 4:08 PM
These buttons are not available.

Perhaps these instructions (and pictures) will help you find them:   http://gmail-tips.blogspot.com/2014/04/adding-attachments.html

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Harry Fount 7/13/14 4:34 AM
why take away the option to insert a photo from my computer, not as attachment?  You are actually not making it better but taking away an valuable option.  I can't insert a photo from my computer w/o adding it to google+!  WHY??????
This makes no sense to me!  

DO NOT TAKE FLEXIBILITY AWAY!  

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/13/14 5:37 AM
Harry,

Hasn't changed that much. You can still load pictures directly into an email but as they have to be online for anybody else to see them they are included in your G+ pages by default. Unless you have your complete picture albums open to the public nobody else can see them.

Check your privacy settings for pictures so you only allow those you want to see what you want them to see.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/13/14 7:20 AM
@Harry Fount,
Google ADDED the ability to insert images from Google+ Photos, but did not remove the ability to attach photos directly form your local drive.  If you want to attach a file from your computer, choose the Insert tab in the dialogue.  The images will be uploaded to the email message, not to Google+.  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Harry Fount 7/13/14 8:03 AM
Thanks C Man,

I had to Google the answer.  I wasted time trying to figure out a function that was there b/c the developers thought it was a good idea to play hide and seek!  

The function to insert a photo moved under "upload."  Don't know why, but it's not intuitive when "Upload," was meant to upload to Google+.  Why not provide the same insert function as before and ADD your changes instead of confusing the users?      

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/13/14 8:29 AM
On Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:03:41 AM UTC-7, Harry Fount wrote:

The function to insert a photo moved under "upload."  Don't know why, but it's not intuitive when "Upload," was meant to upload to Google+.  

That is a misunderstanding.  "Upload" in the dialogue is meant to upload to Gmail.  In fact, there is no way to upload to Google+ from the "Insert images" dialogue.
 

Why not provide the same insert function as before and ADD your changes instead of confusing the users?      

They do provide the same insert function as before, and ADDed the ability to choose the pictures from Google+ Photos. 
 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/13/14 8:36 AM
Harry,

Brian is absolutely correct. My mistake due to my having so many images uploaded to G+ I thought they were being uploaded as I added them to an email.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Tofiq Memon 7/13/14 12:56 PM
Hi,

It good to see new features.

I just realized that after dragging and dropping an image in the body of the email than when u select the image and click insert link (Ctrl+K) to give url or email id it does not get linked at all infact the url or email id is seen is displayed on bottom side of the image as text. This did not happen before...and suggestion to sort this.

Thanks...

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross L. Nunez 7/13/14 8:06 PM
Hello Mukesh please try this one..

Note: The maximum file size for an inline image is 25 MB. For larger files, attach the image or insert using Google Drive.

Open Gmail.
Click Compose.
Hover over the + icon.
Gmail Compose Insert Options screenshot
Click the picture icon .

You'll see a box pop up with tabs for all the ways you can add photos. You can add photos from Google+, your computer, or the web.
Click Insert.
You can also drag and drop images from your computer into your email or copy and paste them.

To resize an image, just click on a corner of the image and drag.

Tip: Share photos as attachments
If you’re trying to share photos so that the other person can save them, consider adding the photos as attachments instead. After you select an image, choose As attachment in the lower-right hand corner of the pop-up box before clicking Insert. Learn more about adding attachments.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross L. Nunez 7/13/14 8:17 PM
To Ms. Neleam

good morning I hope it will help you

please try this one also...


The difference between an alias and an extra email address
This article explains the difference between Alias and Extra email address and also provides steps to make an Alias into an Extra email address if needed.

Alias
Aliases are an extension of a Yahoo Account that are intended to mask the account's primary Yahoo ID. Generally, an account's primary Yahoo ID serves as the main prefix for the Yahoo Mail account with which it has been associated. If a primary Yahoo ID is used to communicate via a product like Yahoo Messenger or , it can expose the Yahoo Mail address associated with it. By setting up and using an alias on your Yahoo Account, you will keep your Yahoo Mail address private and reduce the odds of being targeted by spammers. For this reason, previously existing and new email addresses (including email addresses under a Y!Mail and Rocketmail domain) cannot be used as an alias for a Yahoo Account.

Extra Email Address
An extra email address is a second Yahoo Mail address that can be created within and used in conjunction with an existing Yahoo Account. If the Yahoo Account that contains the extra email addresses is ever deleted, any extra email addresses it contained will be deleted along with it.
 
Note: It is not possible to convert an extra email address into its own Yahoo Account.

Extra email addresses can be used to send email using the same Yahoo Mail account that you already use, but will appear to originate from a different email address. By using the pull-down menu beside "From:," you can choose which email address you would like to send a message from, and all responses to it will be routed to your main Yahoo Mail account's Inbox.

Please see Using an alias profile to set up an extra email address in your Mail account for more information.

Please Note that you can only have one extra email address at a time, so you will have to delete your current address if you want to switch, also note that Yahoo limits the creation of extra mail addresses to two times within a one year period. So, please create your extra mail address carefully!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Greg McNamara 7/21/14 8:42 PM
This feature would be great except you can't add images recently uploaded (e.g. via auto-backup feature) because it only shows the "Highlights" images. I don't understand why it doesn't have "Highlights" and "All photos" tabs just like in Google+ itself.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Anita Prout 7/23/14 8:03 AM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Don't assume everyone understands Google Drive. And ... I can't find the Photo or Album Files ... so, where and how do I upload images when I don't know where to upload them to (Your Help doesn't do a good job of explaining it either and I can't find links in Settings, etc..... If the sentence is confused it's because you have confused me. If you want to add or change a feature, don't eliminate something that people understand ... at least as an option. Uploading from a hard drive is a familiar task. Downloading and Uploading from Google Drive isn't.  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/23/14 8:25 AM
+Anita,
Just click the "Upload" link in the dialogue to upload and attach images directly from your computer.  It works just like it did before.  You don't need to use Google+ Photos if you don't want to.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Anita Prout 7/23/14 12:55 PM
If I could have found the "upload" link on the page, I wouldn't have needed to complain about this. What was there last week isn't there now. If I'm not looking in the right place, tell me where to look. The icon on the Toolbar links only to a url request .... nothing about uploading.  If you find me ignorant, I apologize and don't deny it. Educate me, PLEASE!!!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/23/14 1:31 PM
Hover over the + icon below the composer, and it will open the Insert toolbar.  The third icon over, resembling a picture of mountains, is "Insert Photo".  When you select "Insert Photo" from the toolbar in the composer, it opens a dialogue with several options across the top:  Photos, Albums, Upload and Web address (url).  

The attached reference has some pictures to help you find the right icons.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Anita Prout 7/23/14 3:32 PM
Thanks -- will do! BUT - Why do they hide it? Why can't it be an option on the compose toolbar insert image???? Can't they have all (or several) optional upload options in the same place???  Thanks again.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Harry Fount 7/24/14 4:44 AM
Anita, I agree 100%  The usability of Google's changes needs a lot to be desired. They need to use the KISS method! I can understand moving actions so they are combined with other similar actions, but dis-joining similar functions is just amateurish! It seems they are trying to push google+ (which I find annoying)!  
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross L. Nunez 7/25/14 1:20 AM
Hello Anita..I experienced the same thing.. but once you'll get used to it,  the new gmail compose is so easy to use.. even user-friendly compared to others...Just keep on using Gmail and discovered the functions of each icons. It will help you/us a lot.. Enjoy your Day.. God Bless. (:
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ross L. Nunez 7/25/14 1:34 AM
Hello Ms. Anita, I guess Gmail  programmers designed their application with drop-down menus or pull down menu for easy navigation of programs or to look it clear, clean layout design. Somehow it easy for us to navigate the site if we tend to browse over the options. Good website navigation is vital they are using it to make it easy and effective for us. We will learn from it little by little. Thank you so much. 
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Jad Taylor 7/27/14 1:27 PM
For starters, thanks for sharing and helping bring this implementation to reality.

An issue and a question: When I go to attach photos from G+ through Gmail, I only have the option of seeing photo highlights under the "Photos" tab. The other available tabs are Albums, Upload, and Web Address (URL). Since only highlights are shown under "Photos," I cannot see and choose to attach my most recent photos. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for your help!

The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/28/14 8:15 AM
I agree with you, this is the worst, gonna go back to my aol account gmail has just gotten so stupid.
The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/28/14 8:15 AM
The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/28/14 8:19 AM
This new way is suuuuuper dumb, the other way u could select numerous pics at a tine to insert in email, now this ridiculous long process, and u can only do one at a time..you guys are always changing things, if it aint broke dont fix..whats wrong with u guys...dont u see nooobody likes this new change.

*ugh*!!!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/28/14 8:23 AM
Its not just that easy, it takes longer and u can only do one at a time....so stupid
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/28/14 10:16 AM
On Monday, July 28, 2014 8:23:12 AM UTC-7, Victoria Hewitt wrote:
Its not just that easy, it takes longer
It takes one additional clicks at the beginning, if you are selecting the pictures from your local file system.
 
and u can only do one at a time....so stupid
You can still insert or attach multiple pictures at the same time, in the same way you could before.  I don't know why you think otherwise.

 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 7/28/14 5:18 PM
This is just an additional option. You can ignore it and use your old methods for selecting and attaching or inserting pics into your message.


On Monday, July 28, 2014 11:19:07 AM UTC-4, Victoria Hewitt wrote:
This new way is suuuuuper dumb, the other way u could select numerous pics at a tine to insert in email, now this ridiculous long process, and u can only do one at a time..you guys are always changing things, if it aint broke dont fix..whats wrong with u guys...dont u see nooobody likes this new change.

*ugh*!!!

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/29/14 12:14 AM
pretend im a baby and show me, brecause when i go to that insrt pic option  and that stupid bacwards screen comes on (in aol and yahooo sii simple) i have to go this big box, select upload, and for me i can only upload ione pic at a time..... plese show me different??
thaaaanx
v
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 7/29/14 12:16 AM
additinal is the problem . . b4 it was sooooo much easier and could upload multiple at a time
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/29/14 7:08 AM
Victoria,

I'm going to describe how but there is a size limit on what we can show and all my pics are too large to do a demo.
  • Open you  composition window
  • Open your Picture folder and holding down the Ctrl button on your keyboard click on each of the pictures you want to include so they are highlighted
  • Place the cursor in any of the highlighted ones and holding down the action button drag them into the text area.
  • Lift your finger and watch the magic happen.


Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 7/29/14 7:30 AM
You can also select multiple pictures in the "Insert photos" dialogue.
  • Select "Insert Photos"
  • Click "Upload" to select pictures from your local system (you can drag and drop here, too)
  • Choose "Select files form my computer"
  • Navigate to the pictures you want to insert/attach and select them while holding the Ctrl key.
  • Click OK.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 7/29/14 1:50 PM
Is it possible insert the picture from Clipboard with CTRL+C CTRL+V CTRL+I?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/29/14 2:26 PM
Pedro,

Try it and see then you can come back and tell others
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 7/29/14 6:37 PM
The old paperclip icon allows you to upload anything you have on your computer. Doesn't matter if it comes from My Documents or My Pictures, just select as many as you need, then click "Open" to attach them.

The new Insert Photo option opens a big box with an option at the bottom to go Inline or As Attachment. After you choose, you then click "Select files from your computer" and proceed as usual to select multiple files before clicking "Open" to add the images to your email.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 7/29/14 10:49 PM
Well insert picture from Clipboard with CTRL+C CTRL+V CTRL+I doesnr work.

GOOGLE canceled it.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 7/29/14 10:51 PM
Well there has been easy way to  insert picture from Clipboard with CTRL+C CTRL+V CTRL+I

GOOGLE canceled it.

NOW its more complioated

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/30/14 4:16 AM
Pedro,

What is more complicated about using drag 'n drop? One quick move and done.

When you tried the Ctrl system what did you see in your sent mail? I did the same thing from Outlook.com and it did exactly the same thing. Then I tried inserting the picture by drag 'n drop and Outlook added it as an attachment but would not insert it.

At least Gmail does allow you to insert a picture without using a client which is how you would have been able to use Ctrl or copy and paste.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Harry Fount 7/30/14 5:08 AM
The old way was more intuitive, the new way is less.  Clearly, Google doesn't know how their users use their products or they wouldn't make changes like this.  

In your email, you can choose the clip to attach a file.  What you are describing below tony_b is when a user already chose "insert photo"   Insert (in this case since an "attach" option exists," ONLY can mean to insert in an email and NOT attach to an email (since I chose not to attach).  

So, either take away the clip and just use the big box or do what it says, behave as "inserting Photo" INLINE!!!!  take out the "upload" and replace with From Computer as you do later on.  

This is clearer and saves user time!!!  

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 7/30/14 7:27 AM
We have choose n GOOGLE in the company because it was
* intuitive
* effective
* progressive

Please understand, I don't want anything looking like Microsoft.

I taught my colleagues to write emails in nice way, including pictures in right place in the text.
Also with COPY/PASTE was possible edit some picture and without saving and re-uploading just include the picture in the TEXT

THIS has GONE

Mozilla allows COPY/PASTE

Please be aware that Google STOP from August also sync calendar with external calendars in Microsoft server.
Or in Android for Mobiles suddenly stopped to be accessible SD-card memory.Its necessary to unlock it as ROOT than it works.

I am really upset and looks like GOOGLE wants achieve the same as Microsoft to be not effective.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 7/30/14 7:28 AM
Yes I agree, but GOOGLE doesn't listen.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/30/14 9:06 AM
Pedro,

Something I originally wrote back in the days before it was possible to insert pictures as we do now might explain. http://the-c-man-blogs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/what-you-thought-gmail-wouldnt-do-but.html

You could copy and paste an online picture. You could never do it with one you hadn't posted on line. The one below is copied (clip boarded) and pasted from an online album.




Nothing has changed.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages kinnas lateef 7/31/14 2:32 AM
no option for incerting .doc files
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/31/14 3:09 AM
kinnas,

They are not meant to be inserted but you can drag 'n drop to attach or copy and paste what is in the doc. That should be standard across the board for all email systems.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 7/31/14 4:06 AM
Use the paperclip icon to attach the file.


On Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:32:38 AM UTC-4, kinnas lateef wrote:
no option for incerting .doc files
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 7/31/14 9:17 AM
As this thread deals with images I'm going to try doing the impossible and adding a signature.
    
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 8/6/14 7:26 PM
still sucks, original way was easier, and more direct and fro the looks of things most people on this post agree with me . . so who are you really doing this for . . vlearly not for us your users. . . just go back to the original way . . .
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 8/6/14 7:27 PM
how can u use the old way . . the old way doesnt exist anymore??
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Victoria Hewitt 8/6/14 7:31 PM
what dont you understand about more complicated, . . . it means more steps, . . you have to open something else to drag from to drop, b4 you just press insert, and it let you choose files, and presto they were uploaded . . . smh . . . u dont make sense man.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 8/6/14 8:00 PM
Still works the old way. You chose to upload and it works.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 8/6/14 8:25 PM
The old paperclip icon doesn't exist anymore on your account?? Is that what you're saying? Please take a screenshot of your page and upload it here so we can see what's wrong.


On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:27:11 PM UTC-4, Victoria Hewitt wrote:
how can u use the old way . . the old way doesnt exist anymore??
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Johanna 2014 8/11/14 2:06 PM
I don't have google plus
but I do see the same icons that you show on your post.
When i click insert image, I am asked to provide a URL.
Even if i do select a URL, it does not allow me to click OK.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 8/11/14 2:32 PM
Johanna,

The screenshot says you do have Google +. Just click on G+ to be taken to your Google + account.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 8/11/14 2:38 PM
+Johanna 2014,

You are not trying to insert images into the composer; you are trying to insert an image into your signature.  Only web-hosted images are supported in the signature.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Have a good day 8/11/14 7:54 PM
it sucks this is a crazy thing i sent a few pictures of vacation to my mom and dad ..i attached a folder titled vac 2014.. before sending it ask about sharing and send and send without sharing...I clicked sharing and send I figured I want them to see the pictures and being they are in there 80's myself or someone have to show them how to open...i got  a call from my mom saying she can't look at all the pictures at one time she did vac but not the others ..what others mom..the 15 other folders...ok mom don't worrie I'll come in the morning after work its almost 12 am and i usually am sleeping and leave for work at 3 am since I work in the production side of TV... she said something and I asked her what she said ...oh nothing baby...and I heard her again stop he's coming tomorrow after work..every picture even ones no one should have stored on a device was sent..can someone tell me why..i only checked vac 2014 that was desplayed as attachment and when i opened it on my end it had everything even some i should of never looked ar agin the first time was ernough,,,
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages roberta de freitas 8/13/14 1:34 PM
With the new image insert tool if I insert a group of images instead of the usual alphanumeric order they show in reverse order. I have to change names to obtain the order I want. Is there any way to set the insert picture command to keep a direct alphabetical order when inserting the files?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages moshenatanlando 8/18/14 5:34 AM
Its regular protocol for Google to take something good and then replace it with a worse product. When I try to insert photos from my drive I can only add from google drive. I have no way to decide what goes where.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 8/18/14 7:01 AM
Moshe...,

That's because your Drive doesn't recognise photo's/ You can upload the photo's directly from your pc or add them to G+ so they are recognised. If you don't have them stored elsewhere (never wise) you could download the pictures and then insert.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages lolastephens404 8/21/14 12:18 AM
This would be great if I could get it to work. It uploads my attachment but will not attach it to my message.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 8/21/14 4:35 AM
Lola,

Uploads it from what and how did you upload it from where and what device, browser are you using?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages ltcfitz 8/27/14 11:05 AM
I confess it never occurred to me either, as I also assumed the G Drive connection.  This has frustrated me casually until today.  Glad to see the simple but non-intuitive interface.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages nilesh1234 9/1/14 10:25 PM
i had added new account of my company and i want to add profile pics on that how i can addd please help me
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 9/2/14 12:55 AM
nilesh,

Please use the POST A QUESTION box up top to start a new thread as your question has nothing to do with this thread.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Deepa Bhatia 9/2/14 10:46 AM
It is a good change. I like it. Thank you for the same.

I want to ask you is there a way to add multiple hyperlinks in the image? I have created one advertisement to be sent out to my friends and relatives. Attached image for your reference.

I can insert it in email body.

But now I want Email, Facebook, Blog page linkable to the respective links. Is it possible? If yes, how?

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Scatmanicus 9/16/14 5:11 PM
Yes, but there is still no functionality to right-click an image on your computer, click Send-To and be able to send it directly to your Gmail account.  I've tried several hacks but nothing works.

Google should provide a program that you can download and associate the mailto: (FF) and .mapimail (IE)so that if you right-click a file that you want to 'Send To' (email) it will add it to a Gmail email as an attachment. :)

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 9/17/14 2:38 AM
Scatmanicus,

You can't send it to Gmail because it's web based and you can only use Send to for what is directly attached or linked to your pc.. If you have an email client you could send it to that to send to your email account. If you have a profile then you could upload it to your Google+ or Picasa account which would normally be the same as the account you are using. I hope this explanation helps. If not please come back.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages frustrated 55555 9/22/14 1:31 PM
This is horrible....why can I not cut and paste from another document anymore.... not all cut and pastes are photos...you have ruined my day
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Fuzzy 9/22/14 7:48 PM
You can still copy and paste from other documents into a Gmail message.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages ONDeadline 9/23/14 11:59 AM
I'm also having this problem. When I try to cut and paste from a Word Doc to a Gmail compose window, it shows up as an image. The text becomes very tiny and I can't clear the formatting or make it bigger. First I thought it was a Word problem, so I restored the default settings. But that didn't fix it. Attached a screen shot of what my compose window looks like.


Mac OS X 10.9.2
Word for Mac 2011 14.4.2
Chrome Version 37.0.2062.122

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 9/23/14 12:18 PM
I'm also having this problem.

Actually, yours is a totally different problem unrelated to this thread.

Copy/paste from MS products to Gmail in Chrome:  https://productforums.google.com/d/topic/gmail/Vzqq7YA1sKQ/discussion

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages ONDeadline 9/23/14 1:35 PM
Yikes, sorry. Thanks for the link to the right thread!
The new way to insert images into your messages BonnieJ24 9/29/14 2:39 PM
I was happy to find this feature but the test copy I sent to my self had all the photos deleted. How can I fix rhis?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Bob Gallo 10/2/14 9:55 AM
This stinks!! why do people just think of new ways just to justify their jobs?
This has disrupted my whole work flow!!!!!!
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 10/2/14 10:13 AM
This has disrupted my whole work flow!!!!!!

Why?  The new dialog does everything you could do before, plus some more stuff.  Why is it creating a disruption for you?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Scatmanicus 10/2/14 10:33 AM
Bob,

Using Google Chrome v37.0 and Word 2010 v14.0, I was able to copy / paste text with links as well as photos.  I'm not sure what problems you are encountering but it works for me.  If you can't do it, it might be a problem with using an outdated version of Chrome or older Word which I can't test as I don't have older versions of Word or Chrome installed.

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Georgia Hubbard Cull 10/3/14 2:03 AM
Since yesterday I have been unable to drag and drop photos from my desktop, what has happened.
I used to be able to select photos direct from iPhoto which was much quicker but that stopped last year. It seems odd that you are making it more and more difficult (now impossible) to add photos to an email.
Looking forward to an answer.
Thank you
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 10/3/14 2:56 AM
Georgia,

Georgia,

None of us are ever sure why something ever stops but have you had an upgrade to your Mac (guessing you have one) which might have altered what you can do? What are you trying to drop them int and how do you access your Gmail account on which browser?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Georgia Hubbard Cull 10/3/14 4:56 AM
Hi, i am accessing through Safari and have have not upgraded my Mac.
I usually add photos to my emails and since I can't add them direct from iPhoto (which was the easiest and best method) , I have to select them from iPhoto and drag them on to my desktop and then drag and drop them in to the email. So what was last year achieved with ease is now a process of several steps and now has ceased to work altogether. !
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 10/3/14 2:16 PM
Georgia,,

If you have a copy/the original stored somewhere on you computer then the problem should not exist as you could use that. This is a problem caused by not retaining a copy and relying in total on iPhoto which I'm guessing stores on the web.. I have a feeling that iPhoto may have known where the original was stored in your pc but I really think the original, unless you deleted it, should still be in your hard drive.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Thomas Chiappisi 10/7/14 5:51 AM
Ersher,
I have been struggling with this change since you launched it. This is such a convoluted and round about way to insert photos... and I can't believe you folks at gmail have not fixed it yet!!!!  

I have been a loyal gmail user since the beginning and all this forced connectivity to every aspect of Google is about to drive me away back to Hot mail... Yes I said it...  Hot mail is better than Gmail now!!

And NO!!!  I don't want to  Link to my Google profile and show my photo on posts.

Tom

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 10/7/14 10:19 AM
This is such a convoluted and round about way to insert photos...

I don't know, drag-and-drop to insert photos seems pretty straight-forward to me.  Does that not work for you?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Georgia Hubbard Cull 10/7/14 10:44 AM
Hi Tom, my feelings exactly. I put photos on almost every email I send and don't have the time or want to link them into my Google profile. Ideally would be just as it used to be, click attach photo, up came iPhoto, scroll to desired images, click to add ~ ~ ~ ~ what was wrong with that it was so easy .
Plus you could arrange them anywhere in the text to make it fun to look at ~ ~ ~ Have Google just made it difficult so that it's all linked in with them? Anyone know a fun email which focuses on being able to add photos ? If so I'm leaving Gmail !
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkennelly 10/7/14 11:01 AM
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:44:01 AM UTC-7, Georgia Hubbard Cull wrote:
Hi Tom, my feelings exactly. I put photos on almost every email I send and don't have the time or want to link them into my Google profile. Ideally would be just as it used to be, click attach photo, up came iPhoto, scroll to desired images, click to add ~ ~ ~ ~ what was wrong with that it was so easy .

You can still do that, but there is one more click.  Click "Insert images", click "Upload", select photo.... 
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Ericka van 10/8/14 1:16 PM
I keep trying to add a photo to gmail account unsuccessfully.  I drag it and release it at the correct position but  nothing happens.  Please explain what I should be doing ?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Pippa Holt 10/9/14 10:16 AM
What the heck is going on you have made a simple job complicated I am with virgin media emails which I now find is run by you and when I send me family emails at night I attach pictures for them by clicking the camera icon at bottom of the email and then just upload from my computer but no not now.  I have followed all the instructions that come up when I click that button but all I end up doing is giving you more information that I do not want to do I do no want you to have my mobile number but even after all that my virgin emails have not changed to show this picture icon that comes up on you Gmail system why have you messed with it and how do I fix it so can make it work to send pictures ??????????????
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 10/9/14 6:38 PM
Pippa,

Your phone number has nothing to do with pictures. Try explaining in full and we may be able to help. Your phone number is associated with your Google account and is only used to get you back into your account should you lose access for any reason. It is never used for anything else.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages James F Kirk 10/25/14 11:55 AM
From Jim Kirk

Is there a way to move, or slide an image in a gmail. i.e. an image that you have dropped into an email?  In some cases the jpg image is between comments or narrative and it is desirable to be able to move it out of the field of the authored work. The handles are displayed but there is no hand that allows the jpg to be moved around in the field of the message.

I have also seen a blue field released from an inserted jpg.  When released it is difficult to control or to delete the transparent blue square.  What is the blue screen or square that is released from clicking on a jpg image dropped into a gmail message..

jimkirk...@gmail.com for a response..

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages pedro 10/28/14 1:52 AM
Hi,
3 months ago I had problems copy screen CTRL+C from PAINT and past it in to the Gmail CTRL+V.
Now it works again.
Seems like it was because the GOOGle disc disc plugin/ api didntnt work properly.
Now its adding the pictures again, see printscreen

Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 11/6/14 8:05 AM
James,

You cannot move the image around but you can move the text so the image is repositioned.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Juan J Santos 11/11/14 12:26 PM
How do I add photos to my "Google+ account?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 11/11/14 4:41 PM
Juan,

Picasa will upload your pictures.
Can I remove attachments from sent mail? ikoiko 11/24/14 9:35 AM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages M JB 11/26/14 10:30 AM
To: Ersher, Div, Nealeigh

No, I do not like your new way to insert images.  It is tedious; it takes many more steps; it "fixes" a problem which didn't exist.  (In fact, most of the changes made to gmail over the past six years or so have most all been dis-improvements, particularly this bloody "compose" window with which we have now to deal.)  Before, to add a photo was a simple drag and drop process: as an attachment to the paperclip; inline to the point inline where one wanted the photo.  Finis.  Now there are all these extra mouse clips, windows popping up to decipher.  Haven't you people ever heard of the KISS principle.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages bkc56 11/26/14 10:43 AM
Before, to add a photo was a simple drag and drop process: as an attachment to the paperclip; inline to the point inline where one wanted the photo.  Finis.

Drag-and-drop of photos inline still works fine.  Drag-and-drop of multiple photos at attachments still works fine.  Finis.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages murray.collingwood 11/26/14 3:39 PM
Hi

|| Many folks also store pix on Google Drive. You can now also show those in Google+ Photos

The option to include images from Google Drive in Google+ seems to have been removed - I certainly couldn't find it (and I was looking in the right place).

Ideally though I want the Gmail inline image to have an option to select files or photos from Google Drive directly - some of these images are not required on Google+ as they are screen shots I am sending for work.

Cheers
Murray
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages Bentheredonethat 12/4/14 12:04 AM
I get how this works in the desktop version of gmail, but how do you insert images inline from the mobile gmail app?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 12/4/14 4:05 AM
Ben-the-Red,

You could try using the desktop version from your mobile device or try copying the image and then pasting it in as you type. I'll let you experiment and come back so others can see your results.
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Re: The new way to insert images into your messages lukas Schwanz 12/9/14 11:54 PM
well, the way gmail attaches photos are so annoying lately. when you click the camera icon, it brings up the "photos" menu. i don't know where this is located but it has loaded images i do not even have. unlike before where it is just a blank box with "drag photos here".
i don't understand where gmail gets those photos?
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages The C Man ((mobile laureate) elder advisor) 12/10/14 5:25 AM
lukas,

Take a look above the pictures, which are probably those in your G+ and could be those from other members of your circles or publicly published ones which have been linked to you, and you will see four choices. Albums gives you your own uploaded pictures and Upload gives you the ones in your pc.
Re: The new way to insert images into your messages tony_b 12/10/14 7:26 PM
Have you tried clicking the paperclip Attachment icon instead of the Camera icon? This allows you to browse to where ever your photos are stored and then attach them.


On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:54:49 AM UTC-4, lukas Schwanz wrote:
well, the way gmail attaches photos are so annoying lately. when you click the camera icon, it brings up the "photos" menu. i don't know where this is located but it has loaded images i do not even have. unlike before where it is just a blank box with "drag photos here".
i don't understand where gmail gets those photos?
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