If you think inserting images into Gmail messages can be done by just “copy pasting”, then you’re wrong. Today has been a very frustrating day for me trying to figure out why some people are able to send emails with the images inserted into the email body and not as attachment. Then after some Googling, I found out that there’s a quick and easy way to do it. Thanks to Gmail Labs!
Insert inline images in Gmail without attaching
Here’s a simple guide on how you can include images in the body of your email without attaching.
1. Log in to your Gmail account. Go to Settings –> Labs.
2. Look for “Inserting Images” then click Enable. Check for other cool labs that you want to enable. Once done, click the Save Changes button below.
3. Now, every time you want to insert inline images into your email body, just click the Insert Image button beside the emoticon icon.
Just remember that Gmail and other email clients do not show URL-based images in messages by default. Recipients must click the “Display images below” or “Always display images from…” to see the embedded images.
via Gmail Blog