What is the easiest way to copy an image attachment in gmail onto the clipboard so I can paste it into another program? I would like to avoid littering my downloads directory with temporary files.

I feel like this is so simple and useful that I must be missing something.

My current process is:

  1. Download image
  2. 'Show in folder' from bottom bar (chrome, or download menu in firefox)
  3. Open image from folder
  4. Ctrl + C from image viewer
  5. Close image viewer
  6. Delete downloaded image from download directory
  7. Close folder view
  8. You are now back where you started but with the image on your clipboard

Example Email view

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The preview window doesn't help, also only allowing downloading

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