Image paste works in Edit Issue but not Create Issue

On our JIRA Cloud installation, we can paste images from the clipboard into the Description field.

But when creating issues, Paste doesn't work. Is this a known limitation of the Create dialog, or have we misconfigured something?

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Hi Justin,

Perhaps you might have a misconfiguration in your settings preventing you from adding attachments in the Create issue view.

Try adding in your Create Issue screen the Attachments field and check if it works in the intended way.


Bear in mind that this is, however, a matter that needs further investigation if not solved this way, so please share a little more details with us here, or feel free to raise a ticket at in the Atlassian Cloud project so we can help you with it.


I hope it helps!



The attachment field shows up fine in Create Issue and I can attach files using it. But I can't use CTRL+V to paste images from the clipboard into the Description field. Pasting images with CTRL+V works fine if I create the issue and then edit it.

Almost two years later, I have the same problem using 7.2.1.

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Andy Jean Atlassian Team Apr 13, 2015

HI Justin,

I'll get this here as well in case someone else stumbles across this. This is a current product limitation that currently has a feature request open for it : to allow screenshots to be added in the Create Issue screen.



Andy Jean

@Justin Grant we also have the exact same issue.  We create the issue, then edit the original comment to paste in the image/s.

According to the ticket @Andy Jean mentions above this should be resolved, but I still can't paste during creation - what am I missing? is the current ticket actually

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