That didn't work, I've now tried a click and drag.
I have my "compose" "Insert" option missing from my version so can't
I'm pasting in what the help file says here
Browse for an image
1. In the Compose window, select "Insert -> Image". The "Image
Properties" dialog box will appear.
2. Click on "Choose file" to locate the file that contains the image.
3. Put some words in the "Alternate text:" field or select "Don't use
alternate text", otherwise Thunderbird refuses to send the message.
* *Important:* Leave the "Attach this image to the message"
box (Thunderbird 2.0 and equivalent) /checked/.
4. then press "OK" to exit the "Image Properties" dialog.
Drag & drop images
You can also drag the image file directly from your desktop or an open
folder into your message-composition window to place it there. By
default, no alternate text is specified. If you want to include an
alternate text, double-click on the image in your message to make the
respective settings in the Image Properties dialog.
Copy & paste images
You can copy any image or the content of any open window to the
clipboard of your operating system, then paste it into the message.
Compared to using the "Insert" menu or drag & drop method, pasting will
usually /reduce/ the quality of the image in Thunderbird 2.0 (see bugs
Thunderbird 3.0 will paste in lossless PNG by default and has an
increased quality setting if pasting in JPEG format). Thus, the other
two methods are preferred.
*Hack:* As a workaround for Thunderbird 2.0 on Windows, and if you feel
comfortable modifying programs, you can increase the pasting quality
with a hex editor (for example, XVI32
<http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm>). Go to
Thunderbird's installation directory
<http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installation_directory>. Make a backup copy
of the main Thunderbird executable (for example, thunderbird.exe on
Windows), then use the hex editor to edit the original. Search for the
Unicode string |transparency=none| and change it to: |quality=100|
Either pad the new string with six spaces, or add a NUL byte (hex 00) at
the end of the new string, so that the length of the file remains
exactly the same. Every time Thunderbird updates to a new version, you
will have to edit the updated executable file.
*Note:* On Linux, copy & paste or drag & drop may not work for
Thunderbird 2.0, or paste a file path as text instead (this is fixed in
Hope this shows up
Impressive Irises wrote:
> Hi Linda
> Let's see if this works
> I've copied the image and I'll paste it into Thunderbird. So if this
> seedling photo shows up, this is how they are embedded.
> Colleen Modra
> Linda Mann wrote:
> > I'm trying to figure out how to embed images into posts using
> > Thunderbird so I can try to post some seedling photos that will appear
> > in the archives. I found something online that explains how to <not>
> > embed images - involves changing the config editor.
> > Anybody know what the value should be so that it <will> embed images?
> > Currently, the default is zero. I haven't been brave enough to change
> > it yet. Guess I'll try posting with its current settings just to see
> > what happens.
> > <Select the Tools menu, then Options, select the Advanced button, then
> > the General tab and click on the Config Editor button. Scroll down until
> > you find mail.content_disposition_type. If the value is not set to 1,
> > double-click on that line and an Enter Integer Value dialog box will pop
> > up. Change the value to 1 and click OK. Shut down Thunderbird and
> > restart it for the change to take effect.>