If I right click an image in Chrome and select "copy image", and then paste it in Gmail it pastes the URL. If I paste elsewhere, e.g., in GDocs or a desktop app it pastes the image.

(Googling turns up much discussion, but only ugly & indirect solutions which generally work by pasting somewhere else and then re-copying. I'm using the latest Mac version of Chrome.)

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Either copy the image itself or use the "Insert photo" tool to paste the image from the URL.

compose window with "insert photo" icon circled

"insert photo" dialog with "insert by web address (URL)" tab active


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