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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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    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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    Angry Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Thread necro as I continue my hours and hours of googling (getting baffled).

    Just got my new Samsung S6 Edge iphone-killer -- and trying to copy an image from a web page to a text message. (Actually want to do animated gifs, but now I'm taking a step back to see if I can get basic clipboard functionality). Steps...

    - Long press on image, get copy image option (there is also copy image url which I do not choose).
    - Go to clipboard and note that clipboard contains the url and not the image.

    Saving to gallery and then digging out of gallery works, but that is an extra step which also wastes space and causes clutter.

    I assume it's a bug since there are separate options, implying that copy image should copy image.
    Thanks for any info.
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    Further experimentation, maybe it's a chrome bug. If I use the "Internet" browser (dunno what it actually is) then the copy image option works. But in chrome then copy image always copies the url.

    Don't know if this is android, google, or samsung interaction.
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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.
    Ive been reading all these workarounds i too cant believe there is no buttons at bottom like me wifes iphone to share copy photos etc.. the easiest way is to screenshot page. Then crop edit pic then on facebook or whereever just add pic from your gallery.
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    Default Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Sowerby View Post
    Ive been reading all these workarounds i too cant believe there is no buttons at bottom like me wifes iphone to share copy photos etc.. the easiest way is to screenshot page. Then crop edit pic then on facebook or whereever just add pic from your gallery.
    It's now 2016 and still no solution after 3 years. Come on Google get this working
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    Default Re: Can't Copy and Paste an Image?

    I recently decided to switch from iPhone to Android. Came here looking for the same thing. Must be an app for that, surely?
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    After watching a 2009 iPhone ads, I tried copying web contents on my Note 4 and paste into a Gmail email. Only plain text comes out. No images, links, or text styles retention. The iPhone in 2009 can copy and paste web page into an email just like my Windows laptop 0-0 (and it can paste image into text message without saving the image first too!). What the …

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