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    Default Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Please tell me that I am doing something wrong rather than Android leaving something so basic out.

    I simply want to copy an image from a web page and paste it into either an image or text. A long press does not give a "Copy" option. I have to save the image and then attach it. Am I missing something?
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    Default Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Options are save image, open image, open image in new tab and search Google for this image in Chrome. Don't know about other browsers.
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    Question Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Just got my first Android device, a Nexus 7 2nd Gen with KitKat. And I just discovered that you can't insert inline images into emails.

    This is simply baffling. How can this be the case with any OS in 2013?
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    I think your image saved as Gif format, first save image and convert into JPEG format after that use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murari_ctls View Post
    I think your image saved as Gif format, first save image and convert into JPEG format after that use it.
    I wish that were the case, but it's not. You can't copy and paste an image directly into the body of an email in Android, at least not in stock Android. You can attach them just fine. But you can't insert them inline. After some research, this is apparently a common complaint. And anyway, we need to be able to put all image types including gifs (especially gifs) in our emails.

    There is a workaround if you can find an email app that actually allows HTML in its message composer. Most don't, even if they say they do. One I found that actually does is Enhanced Email. But it costs $10 on the Play store. With it, you can put HTML img tags in your text like "<img src="http://www.imagesite.com">" and it will work. But that's just crazy, and it will only work for sharing images on publicly available web sites, not your own saved images.

    Going back to iOS. I'll check back with Android in a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Creech View Post
    I wish that were the case, but it's not. You can't copy and paste an image directly into the body of an email in Android, at least not in stock Android. You can attach them just fine. But you can't insert them inline. After some research, this is apparently a common complaint. And anyway, we need to be able to put all image types including gifs (especially gifs) in our emails.

    There is a workaround if you can find an email app that actually allows HTML in its message composer. Most don't, even if they say they do. One I found that actually does is Enhanced Email. But it costs $10 on the Play store. With it, you can put HTML img tags in your text like "<img src="http://www.imagesite.com">" and it will work. But that's just crazy, and it will only work for sharing images on publicly available web sites, not your own saved images.

    Going back to iOS. I'll check back with Android in a couple of years.
    Hello Daniel Creech

    Good information share with me.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Creech View Post
    I wish that were the case, but it's not. You can't copy and paste an image directly into the body of an email in Android, at least not in stock Android. You can attach them just fine. But you can't insert them inline. After some research, this is apparently a common complaint. And anyway, we need to be able to put all image types including gifs (especially gifs) in our emails.

    There is a workaround if you can find an email app that actually allows HTML in its message composer. Most don't, even if they say they do. One I found that actually does is Enhanced Email. But it costs $10 on the Play store. With it, you can put HTML img tags in your text like "<img src="http://www.imagesite.com">" and it will work. But that's just crazy, and it will only work for sharing images on publicly available web sites, not your own saved images.

    Going back to iOS. I'll check back with Android in a couple of years.
    Yes you sure can. Use gmail and not the stock email app. I don't know if the stock app will handle anything but plain text.

    And to the OP, in Firefox long pressing a photo drops it into Downloads folder.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    Do you mean you want to save an online image and insert into another image or text?
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    Why don't you try this little image viewer, I'm using it to open, create, duplicate (copy) images a lot, pretty cool and easy. And yes, you can insert the pic to image and text.
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    Hi, I just pasted an image taken with my camera into both Whatsap and sms messages using my Samsung S5. Very easy! Here's how you can do it:
    First upload the image to dropbox,
    Then using the dropbox app on your Samsung, navigate to the pic you want to insert into a message. Now click the 3 dots icon (at the bottom or top of the screen) and select the Export option. An extensive "Export this file" menu opens. Depending on where you want to paste the image, select Email, Gmail, Hangouts, Messages (SMS), Viber, WhatsApp etc.
    Done.
    Not yet sure how to do this when the photo is in Gallery, but will find a way and post it asap.
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    Default Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoorob View Post
    Hi, I just pasted an image taken with my camera into both Whatsap and sms messages using my Samsung S5. Very easy! Here's how you can do it:
    First upload the image to dropbox,
    Then using the dropbox app on your Samsung, navigate to the pic you want to insert into a message. Now click the 3 dots icon (at the bottom or top of the screen) and select the Export option. An extensive "Export this file" menu opens. Depending on where you want to paste the image, select Email, Gmail, Hangouts, Messages (SMS), Viber, WhatsApp etc.
    Done.
    Not yet sure how to do this when the photo is in Gallery, but will find a way and post it asap.
    That's not really easy, I came looking for the same answer. Really liking android but this is something I did use on iPhone alot.

    I attached a video of what I believe the op and others are referring too. Seems like a simple thing to leave out. I use it a lot, because sometimes you want to share an image you are looking at, like hey these shoes like neat etc, copy paste in middle of message. On android appears I have to save the photo to my phone then attach it

    IPhone copy paste image from safari
    http://youtu.be/nGl9Cx1k9-c

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