Append input field value

I'm trying to append a value already in an input field, but the value just keeps going after the input tag? This is being done from inside a lightbox, I can change the value fine, but I need to be able to keep what was there to start with and add to it.

I've currently got this:

$("#gallpics", top.document).append("new pic");


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to change a input value use :

The .val() method is primarily used to get the values of form elements such as input, select and textarea. In the case of <select multiple="multiple"> elements, the .val() method returns an array containing each selected option; if no option is selected, it returns null.
Try with this
var exisval = ("#gallpics", top.document).val();
 ("#gallpics", top.document).text(exisval + "new pic");

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djfenomAuthor Commented:
Hi santhimurthyd,

That works, thanks!

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