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How to add pictures and links on your Gmail signature? Works on New Gmail too

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There have been many Greasemonkey scripts and Firefox addons that do the job of adding pictures and links on Gmail signatures. As you know Gmail, on its own, doesn’t support the use of html and pictures in its email signatures in order to prevent misuses. So these scripts and addons have been the favorite lot of many who wanted to spice up their emails a bit. However since the new version of Gmail debuted, many of them have ceased to work.

But luckily here is one script called Gmail HTML Signatures that still works. It not only adds pictures and links on your signatures but also enable float. In other words, when you are replying to an email, your signature will be visible just below your message and not after the copy of the original email embedded in your reply. See screenshot of a signature below.

For newbies, please note that you first need to install the Greasemonkey addon on your Firefox browser and  then this script. After you have installed the script, when you open your compose editor, you will see that just after the ‘From:’ section, you will see a link called ‘Create Signature’ . When you open that link, you will see a window where you need to add the html code of whatever signature you have created.

If you don’t know how to create a html and want a quick solution, you can use a free online WYSIWYG editor like this one at Real Graphics. Create your signature, format it well, add the font colors and the picture. When you are through, click the toggle (< >) button and copy the html code from there.

Remember if you using pictures, be sure to fill the  description of the picture in the ‘Alternate Text’ in the upload window. Whatever you fill there will come out in the alt=”…” section of the html code. For example: alt=”StumbleUpon”.

This will ensure that the image description is shown whenever your email recipient can’t receive html emails. Just like in the screenshot above.

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May 22nd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

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  1. I love this post. Thanks.

    Jatin

    24 May 08 at 6:27 am

  2. Great you find this post useful. Thanks.

    Palin Ningthoujam

    26 May 08 at 8:38 am

  3. thank you so much.

    Aaqil Mahmoods last blog post..a good day

    Aaqil Mahmood

    2 Jun 08 at 9:43 am

  4. great.

  5. This is great info to know.

    Liona

    29 Oct 08 at 3:25 am

  6. Thanks for the info, was helpful, do visit our blog sometime, it's about marketing (generally in South Africa) , maybe you'll find it interesting, and perhaps even help us newbies to get some traffic onto the blog.

    Williams

    4 Dec 08 at 4:23 am

  7. thanks

    Oyunlar

    30 Dec 08 at 9:03 pm

  8. thank u for information

    Hayvan resimleri

    30 Dec 08 at 9:02 pm

  9. Does it work as well for Google Chrome?

    Jean

    4 Jan 09 at 11:32 pm

  10. I HAVE A QUESTION THAT U MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER. I FREQUENTLY RECEIVE eMAILS IN WHICH SNAPSHOTS & GRAPHICS APPEAR IN THE eMAIL WITH THE TXT & NOT AS AN ADDED ATTACHEMENT. THE ONLY WAG THAT I CAN SEND SNAPS IS AS AN ATTACHEMENT & I WONDER HOW THESE OTHER FOLK CAN PUT THEM INTO THE TXT. I USE GMail BUT ALSO HAVE YAHOO! MAIL & SOME OTHERS.CAN U TELL ME HOW THIS IS DONE? THANK U.

    GEORGE W HUDSON

    5 Feb 09 at 10:11 am

  11. Yagnaroopaya

    9 Feb 09 at 1:08 am

  12. JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW!! I SEARCHED FOR HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADD A PICTURE TO MY GMAIL SIGNATURE.

    HERE IS HOW:::

    MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING A FIREFOX BROWSER

    -SEARCH FIREFOX ADD ONS FOR A PROGRAM CALLED WISESTAMP; THIS IS THE only PROGRAM THAT WILL WORK. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING OTHER THAN THIS.

    HOPE THIS SAVES SOMEONE TIME!

    DONT WORRY ABOUT IT WHEN YOU FIND FORUMS SAYING YOU CANT ADD A SIGNATURE TO YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT, YOU CAN!

    Magarita

    10 Feb 09 at 1:57 pm

  13. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again, subscribed to your feed also, Thanks.

    Auto Blogger

    16 Feb 09 at 5:17 pm

  14. I must say that you provide genuine, quality information. Thanks for this!

    BTW, dpn't you think your blog needs a better wordpress template?

    Applebees Menu

    28 Feb 09 at 9:45 pm

  15. sry i just know how to write my name in arabic :)) anyway however my english not that good but i think i get the point. thanks

    Anonymous

    3 Mar 09 at 2:36 pm

  16. As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

    Erik Zapsa

    26 Mar 09 at 2:01 pm

  17. Nice tip..Stumbled….

    @ Applebees Menu

    I think you are right….can be more professional..but this theme is light and great for users :)

    Harsh Agrawal

    28 Mar 09 at 7:04 am

  18. The topic is quite hot on the Internet at the moment. What do you pay the most attention to while choosing what to write about?

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  20. Thanks!

    This is really useful for me and my partners.

    Oren Yagev

    18 May 09 at 1:56 am

  21. how do you put a photo and send it to someone on your gmail.com

    be

    4 Jan 10 at 10:11 am

  22. I'd want such a signature pretty badly, have been looking for a while…

    But I just cannot make it work! Some of the hyperlink in your blogpost don't seem to work anymore. Can you, step by step, explain a newbie how to make this work?

    Much appreciated!

    wouter

    11 Jan 10 at 5:36 am

  23. See also here http://blog.wedran.com/2010/03/gmail-signature-wi

    "Instructions for creating Email signature in Gmail so that the images are displaying correctly in Gmail and Outlook clients (users does not have to press "Download images" or "Display images". The images are displayed automatically)."

    Jim

    7 Mar 10 at 11:19 pm

  24. you say "please note that you first need to install the Greasemonkey addon on your Firefox browser and then this script."

    ok what script is "this" ? there was a link to the addon, got it install.. but I see nothing that shows where to get this script u mention. or when I get it.. where / how to install it.

    Trish

    9 Apr 10 at 7:09 am

  25. thanks your for this very infomative source, already subcribe you RSS..

    Morris

    3 Jul 10 at 3:22 pm

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