Back in May of last year, Google added a new feature in Gmail allowing dragging and dropping images into Gmail, which now also works in Firefox 4, but NOT Internet Exploer 9.
Just today Gmail one-upped drag-n-drop images into Gmail with copy-n-paste images from your clipboard into Gmail,. Simply hit your Prt Scr button in Windows, or Command-Control-Shift-4 on your Mac and you can then paste your image into Gmail.
Next? Maybe cropping and rotating your image in Gmail? Well, sort of… after pasting into Gmail in Chrome if you right click, you can selecgt image size small, medium, large or original size. This is also how to delete the image once pasted if you change you mind. Very nice …. cropping and rotating next?