In Gmail, I sometimes receive messages with attached images.
If I click on an attached image it will open in an overlay (popup over the original message). I usually just wish to copy the image from the overlay and paste it into another Google Doc or web application, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Currently, I have to first download the image and open it locally in order to copy it. Doing this locally involves many additional steps related to downloading, storing, retrieving, and subsequently deleting the file.
I feel like copying the image from the browser is so simple and obvious that I must be missing something.
Options when viewing image attachments
- Return to message
- List of connected apps
- Add image to Google Drive
- Print image
- Download image
- More actions menu
This is not a duplicate of:
- How to paste images in Chrome? (By default it pastes the URL)
- That question is about copied images from websites not 'pasting' properly into Gmail. It sounds similar but is unrelated to this question.
- Download embedded-images attachments from Gmail
- That question is about downloading embedded/inline images.
- Right-click copy is straightforward for embedded images but OP wanted something else.
- This question is about copying (not downloading) attached (not inline) images.