A rich text object may contain any type of picture, derived from the CPicture class defined by the GDI. In a text object, a picture is represented by a single special character. You insert and manipulate pictures using function calls designed specially for that purpose.

Because rich text handles pictures at the abstract CPicture level, there is no limit on the type of picture that can be included in rich text. Pictures may be drawn using only the GDI. To insert a picture, the Symbian platform application architecture is used to find available applications. To edit a picture, the application architecture finds the application which originally created it.