Hmm,looks as if my initial thought won't be relevant. If it helps any, gmail doesn't permit picture pasting, it's attachments only. If you are used to using a prog like Lotus notes I can see it would be frustrating. Even then you might find that you send something with a pasted pic which is stripped by the recipient's email prog. The pic STILL lands up attached at the end of your message, so you may as well not have bothered.