Inserting an Image into an E-mail
If you are using a browser other than Chrome, use these instructions to insert an image into an e-mail message. Thanks to Cindy Hubbard for making these instructions.
Enable Image Insertion in Gmail
To turn on Gmail's Insert Image button:
- Gear icon > Settings
- Go to the Labs tab.
- Make sure that Enable is selected for Inserting images.
- Click Save Changes.
Insert an Image Inline in Gmail
To add an inline image to a message you are composing in Gmail:
- Make sure that rich formatting is turned on in the Gmail message you are composing (if you see a Rich formatting » link above your message's text editor, click it) and that Insert images is enabled (see above).
To upload from your computer:
- The image that you would like to insert into the body of an e-mail message must be an image file (e.g., .jpg, .gif, .bmp). If you have copied the image to your Clipboard, paste the image into Paint and save it there.
- In your e-mail message, position the text cursor where you want the image to appear.
- Click the Insert Image button () in the message's formatting toolbar.
- Click Choose File. Make sure the desired image is highlighted.
- Click Add Image.
Images you have uploaded from your computer remain available in the Insert Image dialog while you compose the message (but not for other e-mails).
After insertion, you can resize and move images easily.