Gmail Labs recently introduced a new features – “Insert Image Button”.
Insert Images Button
This feature when activated allow you to upload/insert images into email. Until now there wasn’t anyway to add images into your email from Gmail’s WYSIWYG editor.
To activate this feature, simple go to Gmail >> Settings >> Labs and look for Inserting images. You better use browsers search feature as Gmail labs is now have more than 20 features to choose from!
No Integration WIth Picasa
Only thing surprised me is missing integration with Picasa albums. Other Google services like Orkut supports complete integration with Picasa.
Why in Labs???
I hope such a basic feature will be added to Gmail when it will come out of beta. (Gmail is in beta for more than 5 years now!)
(via Official Gmail Blog)
Thanks for the post.
I think you partially answer your own ‘Why in Labs?’ question with your prior paragraph… It’s missing that key feature (much as I hate Picasa, it is a no-brainer for inclusion)
On top of that, it is: slow, not pretty, a bit flakey, and very tedious if you want to upload more than one or two images.
It’s definitely not ready for prime time. I do agree that it’s way overdue though.
You are right. This needs more polishing.
I practically went back to uploading images as attachments.
it’s july 2010 and am still waiting for the picasa integration feature. =(