Email Photos from iOS the Easy Way
Emailing photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is easier than ever before from iOS 6 onward, because you can now attach pictures right from the mail composition screen. This is much simpler than the copy and paste method that was often used before, and here’s how to use the newer “Insert” feature:
- Tap and hold in the body of a mail message
- Tap the right arrow button, then tap “Insert Photo or Video”
- Find the picture to attach in Camera Roll, tap it, and send the email as usual
(Image above demonstrates emailing a picture from an iPhone. Do note that on the iPad, the “Insert Photo or Video” button is immediately visible with a tap and hold and does not require tapping the arrow button)
By repeating the process, you can attach multiple images to the email if you’d like. Realistically, sending out a group of photos is quicker directly from the Camera Roll because you can easily select multiple images and compose an email directly from Photos by just checking a group of them quickly, but use whatever trick is best for your workflow and your situation.
Overall this is a really nice improvement to Mail on the iPhone and iPad. With prior versions of iOS, the process of attaching photos is based on using copy & paste and using multitasking to switch between Photos and Mail. Of course that method still works in the newest iOS versons too, but the direct line insert method outlined above is quite a bit faster for most individuals, and it’s also easier to explain to newcomers to the platform.