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Android - Copy and Pasting Photo's - Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Jibber, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Jibber

    Jibber Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I took some pictures with the Camera. I want to copy and paste them into some emails and some forums and some text messages.

    I go to the photo.
    I "press" and hold on the photo for a few seconds, and nothing pops up. I'm expecting a "copy/cut" button. Nothing happens.
    So, I hit the three dots on the top right and there is a "Copy". I go in there and it asks me what album I want to copy. It won't copy the photo.
    I can not find a way to just copy the photo to the clipboard.

    What am I doing wrong?


  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    For most apps you can long press the photo within your gallery and click on the share button(3 dots connected by a line). This brings up a menu to choose the app you want to attach the photo to(ie. gmail, whatsapp, etc).

    Now if you're visiting a forum within a browser then you can add the photo by using post options within the forum.
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  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member

    Welcome to Android Forums, Jibber!
    That's generally a function of the apps you mentioned. For example, to add a photo on this forum, you use its 'Upload a file' link. In my email client, I add photos by using its 'attachments' function. Etc.
    See above. :) However, to answer your question about copying/pasting photos, yes, it's definitely possible--I do it all the time. If you tell us what app you're using, that could shed some light on the problem. But keep in mind the above. Copying/pasting is generally done from one location to another; to get a photo into a different app usually involves that app's upload/import/attach feature.
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