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How do you attach a picture to an email you've already started composing? Instead of going to the picture first and sending it that way. I want to be able to attach it while I'm writing an email.

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I am assuming you are using iPhone 4 from your tag.

  1. Press Home button
  2. Go to the Photos app
  3. Long hold on the picture that you want to attach to the email. A 'Copy' pop up will appear, copy.
  4. Go back to Mail.
  5. Paste your photo into Mail.

Note that the photo will be in full size and might make the size of your outgoing mail quite large.

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Hmm, I guess I'm just surprised that I can't "attach" easier while having the email still on the screen. Perhaps this is an oversight? Very cumbersome. –  Josh M. Apr 14 '12 at 15:43
If there was a back button on the phone that would help, too. –  Josh M. Apr 14 '12 at 15:47
This is the only supported method, Josh. –  user479 Apr 17 '12 at 23:42

While typing your email you can long click on any empty space. The Copy/Cut/Paste menu will pop up. There is a small right pointing triangle, if you press there you´ll see the option for inserting a picture or video.

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I just tried this and it worked, but for an iPhone it was incredibly clunky. I was responding to an email from 14 people so had no intention of re-entering all of their email addresses. After SEND it gave me the option to size the photos and using the Large took forever to download. Medium was a much faster choice.

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