6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2008 2:41 PM by Eric Westby
Last Exile Level 1 Level 1
i checked the user guide and there is no mention of this.

basically i was typing an email and then i wanted to attach a photo to it... to my disappointment i couldn't find a way to attach a photo.

it seems the only way to attach photos to email is you have to go to your photos FIRST, view the photo, then choose the leftmost button on the bottom, then choose "Email Photo". there is no way of attaching a photo if you started writing an email first.

am i missing something? or is this yet another disappointment with iphone that i should learn to live with?

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    That is the only way I know to attach a photo.

    You can decide if disappointment is required.
  • Last Exile Level 1 Level 1
    imho not having the ability to add a photo to your email which you first already started writing is counter intuitive.

    on desktops email clients, we have the flexibility to add attachments to email anytime (before sending) we want.

    i wrote a long email on the iphone, only to discover that i couldn't attach any photo to the email. like ***? i have to cancel the email, go to photos, find the photo i want to send, then start the email from that photo and rewrite my long email over again?

    we should have the ability to add a photo to an email we are already writing (without having to go to photos first)! consider, we don't necessarily always know before writing an email that we want to send a photo with it as well, right?

    little things, but important. esp. for apple to miss.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    You may leave feedback for Apple at:

  • cybernezumi Level 1 Level 1
    I'm finding this really annoying too. This pops up in other ways too. If I click on a mailto link in Safari, mail opens and there's no way to use that address to mail a pic from the photo viewer since there's no cut-and-paste -- gotta write it down and type it in. Also if someone emails me and I want to reply with an image attachment, gotta do things manually or add them to the address book -- and this will be a seperate email that doesn't have header references to the previous one (breaking the chain of conversation in the desktop mail programs). There really ought to be an attachment button.
  • mariess Level 1 Level 1
    i find more anoying is the fact you cant forward texts
  • Eric Westby Level 4 Level 4
    I am ... speechless. Presumably that little paper clip icon will be added to the "send" interface in a future version of mail, but wow, I never would have expected this was considered an optional feature.

    Off to send feedback I go.