Until now, there was no practical and logical way to attach a picture to an email on your iPhone. You either copy/paste the image, or you can select it in your camera roll, and select it to be shared via email. But what happens if you want to insert a picture in an email you are currently working on?

That’s where PhotoMail comes in. With this new jailbreak app, you’ll be able to send any photo directly via the Mail.app. Just access to the copy/paste menu, and you’ll see a (+) button, from which you’ll be able to attach multiple images…

It’s about time such a tweak comes to the iPhone. Something tells me Apple will be looking into it more, and we might see it implemented in iOS 5.

You can get PhotoMail in Cydia for $1. The app doesn’t come with any icon, and has no option to configure.

What do you think?

  • Hallelujah!! Well worth a buck. Thanks for sharing.

  • @LappyGirl

    I’ve been wanting this for a long time. Worth the $1 and so much more.

    • robbrick

      you’re everywhere!

  • Gorgonphone

    this is great just wish it had a better looking icon..

  • QuarterSwede

    I’ve always gone to the Photos app selected Copy from the menu and pasted it into the email I was working on. Not hard and it’s just as quick.

    • Well, what if you want to add multiple photos? You’d have to keep going back in copying and pasting. That’s not faster than this. Admittedly though, PhotoMail would be better if it allowed you to select many photos at once, but I’m sure that’s still to come.

  • TattoozNTech

    fantastic! this is 1 of those NO-BRAINERS that Apple should have added LONG AGO!!!

  • Irha

    Sounds great, but will it coexist with action menu?

  • Irha

    Sounds great, but can it coexist with action menu?

    • It’s been updated to work with AM, so yes.

  • Ben

    Can you select multiple photos?

    • Not at this point.

  • Brad

    Very nice. Easily worth the buck. Really saved me a ton of time sending multiple pics of the kids to grandma.

  • SRUm1sh

    You can “Share” up to 5 photos by e-mail directly from the Photos menu. Then why would somebody use PhotoMail to attach only 1 photo at once? Can’t say if it’s worth a buck! 😉 Nice article, though! 🙂

  • brian

    still saves as embedded photo in email and not as a true attachment. wasted buck for my application…

  • Dirk

    This is really quite short sighted by Apple – they blew it really. This is an email convention going back decades on every email app ever invented. You attach images and files from the message and point to the file(s) to attach. Hello?

  • this tweak breaks my iphone springboard .. could not get it to work..i had to delete!!