Quickly Add Images in Gmail, Google Docs, WordPress And other Editors With Picture Paste
By on January 26th, 2010

Adding images in email messages can be a bit tiring. You have to either upload the image as an attachment or use a Gmail labs feature to add images in the email message body.

Same goes with blogging editors meant for WordPress and Blogger. You have to either use a blogging client like Windows live writer, or use the in built uploader. The first option may not be suitable when you are using other computers to write your blog post. The later option can be time consuming when you have plenty of images to consider. In the worst case, the browser freezes in the middle and you have to start the process all over again.

To solve this, use PicturePaste – a simple desktop app to add images in your emails and blog posts. Following are the steps involved to use this tool:

1. Drag and drop an image which you wish to attach in an email message or a blog post into the PicturePaste program.

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2. Convert the image to a suitable format using the built in conversion options. (JPG or PNG)

3. When the image is ready, drop it in the email compose window and it’s done.

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Similarly, you can attach images into other web based editors such as Google Docs, WordPress and email programs – Gmail, Yahoo and Windows live Hotmail. All the images are uploaded to Amazon S3 and there is nothing to register or configure. Great find – LifeRocks.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Picture Paste is fast, easy to use and does what it says. However it’s not completely free and the trial version allows you to upload only 50 images. I would love to see integration of a short URL feature so that we can quickly share the image on microblogging sites.

Techie Buzz rating: 4/5 (Excellent).

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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  • http://bit.ly/b33w33 bee

    thnks to share…

  • Carol

    I'm curious to know whether these images will appear only at one part of the document (the bottom or end part) or any part you wish to insert it to. Will it work if I want an image pasted somewhere in the middle and another image after I've written a few lines of text again?

    • http://www.ampercent.com Amit Banerjee

      @Carol: The images will appear at any part of the document or email message – depends on where you add the image itself. Thanks for the comment.

  • Dave \W/

    Thank You Amit Banerjee

    I am happy to announce that your tip was quick and easy to use.
    I have been unable to format my letters or imbed pictures
    into e-mail documents since the Damned Yahoo Mail “upgrade” took much of it away.

    Later ~ Dave \W/

 
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