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How to Add an Image Signature in Google Mail (Gmail)

Updated on January 9, 2015
Adding Image in Gmail Signature
Adding Image in Gmail Signature | Source

Image in Signature, Awesome!

If you want to have your electronic mails look more professional, with a dash of creativity, you have stumbled upon a great article! This guide will show you how you can add image to your Gmail signatures. It is really easy!

If you will encounter some vague procedures here (which, I hope you won't), feel free to comment below. I will be glad to help you and clarify things out.

Anyway, let's get it on! But first, kindly scroll down to the Writer's Note for some friendly suggestions.

Image Signature for Your Gmail Account
Image Signature for Your Gmail Account | Source

Writer's Note

Hello there! You may want to go by the Procedures in Pictures above. These photos and their captions will already guide you in inserting a picture for your Gmail signature. However, if some procedures go vague, that's the time you may want to read the detailed step below. Best of luck!

Procedures in Pictures

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Search for the Gear Symbol and click on it to make the drop down list appear. Click on Settings.On the Settings Page, scroll down until you reach the Signature Portion. Click on the Insert Image Button. Something will pop out after this (see the image by clicking on the 3rd picture of the thumbnail). Insert the link of your image (electronic photo signature). You will know you got it right when the image appears just below the "Insert Url" portion. Actually, you are done! Congratulations! You now have your photo signature in Gmail!
Search for the Gear Symbol and click on it to make the drop down list appear. Click on Settings.
Search for the Gear Symbol and click on it to make the drop down list appear. Click on Settings.
On the Settings Page, scroll down until you reach the Signature Portion.
On the Settings Page, scroll down until you reach the Signature Portion.
Click on the Insert Image Button. Something will pop out after this (see the image by clicking on the 3rd picture of the thumbnail).
Click on the Insert Image Button. Something will pop out after this (see the image by clicking on the 3rd picture of the thumbnail).
Insert the link of your image (electronic photo signature). You will know you got it right when the image appears just below the "Insert Url" portion.
Insert the link of your image (electronic photo signature). You will know you got it right when the image appears just below the "Insert Url" portion.
Actually, you are done! Congratulations! You now have your photo signature in Gmail!
Actually, you are done! Congratulations! You now have your photo signature in Gmail!

Adding Image in Gmail Signatures

  1. The first thing, of course, is to open up your Gmail Account.
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  2. Once everything loads up properly, click on the "Gear Symbol" on the upper right just below your photo. It's a drop down list, so you need to choose "Settings" among the other items. If you can't find the button, you may see the photo on your right to help you out.
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  3. After you have been directed to the Settings Page, just keep scrolling down until you reach the portion where you can edit your Gmail signature (select the second photo from the thumbnail for the screenshot) .
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  4. Start editing the text portion. You may opt not to write anything, and decide just to include your photo signature (electronic signature as we often call them). But, I suggest that you write something first. You may write, "From", "Best Regards" and etc.
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  5. Okay! So here it is! Adding an image in your gmail signature. First, you need to click on the Insert Image Button, where you can, well, insert image. However, Gmail does not allow you to upload your own. Hence, you need to upload it elsewhere, get the link of the photo, and insert that link in the "Image Url". You may take a look at the third photo for the illustration.
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  6. In order to successful add a photo in your signature, you need to have an account in one of the image hosting sites (such as Photobucket, flickr, Dropbox and etc). So if you don't have account from sites where you can upload your photo, you will need to create one. If you already have one, then you need not to worry. Just upload the image in that site, and get the link of the photo (the one with the .jpg or .png or any extensions signifying that the file is an image). Copy the link, and paste it in the "Insert Url" portion.

    For now, you may want to try inserting this link (I used Dropbox for this): https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4423685/HubPages/Sample%20Photo.jpg

    You may change the URL to your own photo later. See the fourth photo for the screenshot.
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  7. You're almost there! All you need is to press the OK button. Check again if you are satisfied with how your signature look like. Once you are done, you just need to scroll down to the bottom, where you will click on "Save Changes".
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  8. You're done! Try composing a message, and see how everything paid off. Congratulations!

Sample Look of Image in Gmail Signature

Here's how it would look like once you add up an image in your Gmail signature.
Here's how it would look like once you add up an image in your Gmail signature. | Source

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @Carol The best way I can think of is for you to resize the source image. In that way, you will no longer resize it.

      I don't know if you can resize the image in the Settings itself. Try that first. Hope this helps, Carol!

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      Carol 2 years ago

      Thanks for your help. I did follow your directions. However it will not display the image in the size I want to keep. I can right click on it and choose small, best fit or large but I wish I didn't have to do that with every email. Any suggestions there?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      No worries Gleb! I'm glad this article helped you out!

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      Gleb 3 years ago

      Thanks. That helped a lot! That just helped. I didn't know how to do it before, now i know. I learned somethng new today. That's great!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @Maggie The file size is not that huge. Hmmm. Are you copying the link address correctly (i.e. the links ends in either .jpg oe .png)? If yes, you might as well experiment on a smaller file size.

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      Maggie Anton 3 years ago

      I had no trouble getting your test image to work for my gmail acct, but I couldn't get my own to work - neither from dropbox or flickr, not saving as png or jpg. Was my file to big [500 kg]? What else could have gone wrong?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Luke! Glad you found this hub about Gmail Image Signature great!

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      Luke 3 years ago

      great work....cheers

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @John I think that is something we don't have access too, but thanks for sharing that.

      @lionamazingking You're welcome! I'm glad that you were able to extract additional knowledge from this.

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      Bharat 3 years ago from Singapore

      That's great info! Thanks for the knowledge. :)

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      John 3 years ago

      Outlook 2007 block the image on the receivers side

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @moran If I understood your question, you yourself don't need to do anything to have the images display. It is there, and everyone can potentially see it. However, since Gmail wants to cut down loading time, they don't display images immediately, but you may change the settings on the Settings page. However, this will not affect the settings of those who will receive the mail. In short, this problem lies on the receiver and not you the sender. I hope this somehow helped you out.

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      moran 3 years ago

      Hey there :)

      Thank you for your time and help-

      I actually already knew how to create the signature - BUT -

      Is there a way to make the image visible to everyone - without having to press on the link "Display images below"?

      I mean right now- not everyone can see the image on the signature- it just displays a blank.

      I hope you can help me! thank youuu :)

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      Deanna Geddie 3 years ago

      This was very helpful so thank you, thank you. I struggled so followed Marvin653's advice and it worked like a charm!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      That's flattering. Thank you very much sean!

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      sean 4 years ago

      You Rock!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      That's a great finding, Marvin653! Thanks for sharing!

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      Marvin653 4 years ago

      I found I need to replace the "www" in the DropBox link address with "dl". Without this Google settings would not accept the image URL.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      You are most welcome Kilndown! I'm glad that I was able to help!

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      Kilndown 4 years ago

      The man is a genius! I have no idea how I would have worked that out without your help. I am hating Google though for making things so damn complicated! Thanks nonetheless.

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