How to Add Images to an Outlook Signature

Outlook 2016 or 2010

Below are the instructions for adding a graphic to your Outlook 2016 or 2010 email signature. If you have an older version of the program, see the tutorials below this first set of steps.

  1. Choose File from the menu in MS Outlook.
  2. Select Options to open Outlook Options.
  3. Go into the Mail tab.
  4. In the Compose messages section, choose the Signatures... button next to Create or modify signatures for messages.
  5. If you already have a signature that you want to add an image to, skip down to Step 6. Otherwise, click the New button in the E-mail Signature tab to make a new Outlook signature.

    Name the signature something unique and then enter any text you want included in the signature in the area at the bottom of the Signatures and Stationery window, in the Edit signature section.
  1. Make sure the signature you want to add a picture to is selected.
  2. Position the cursor where you want to insert the picture.
  3. Click the insert pictures button in the formatting toolbar to select the image you want in the signature. It's the one between the Business Card and hyperlink buttons.

    Important: Make sure the image is small (less than some 200 KB would be best) to avoid having it take up too much space in the email. Adding attachments already increases the message size, so it's recommended to keep the image signature small.
  1. Click OK on the Signatures and Stationery window to save the signature.
  2. Click OK again to exit out of Outlook Options.

Outlook 2007

If you want to edit an existing signature, see the steps below Step 17.

  1. Create a new message in Outlook using rich HTML formatting.
  2. Design your desired signature in the body of the message.
  3. Position the cursor where you want to insert a picture.
  4. Use Insert > Picture... to add the image or animation.

    Make sure the image is a GIF, JPEG or PNG file and not too big. Other formats such as TIFF or BMP produce large files. Try reducing the image size or resolution in a graphics editor and saving the picture to the JPEG format if it's any larger than around 200 KB.
  5. Press Ctrl+A to highlight the entire body of the message.
  6. Press Ctrl+C.
  7. Now select Tools > Options... from the main Outlook menu.
  8. Access the Mail Format tab.
  9. Click Signatures... under Signatures.
  10. Click New... to add a new signature and give it a name.
  11. Click Next >.
  12. Press Ctrl+V to paste your signature in the Signature text field.
  13. Click Finish.
  14. Now click OK.
  15. If you've just created your first signature, Outlook has automatically made it the default for new messages, which means it will be automatically inserted. To use it for replies too, select it under Signature for replies and forwards:.
  16. Click OK again.

Edit an Existing Signature to Add an Image in Outlook 2007

To edit an existing signature using the method described above:

  1. Select Tools > Options... from the menu.
  2. Go to the Mail Format tab.
  3. Click Signatures... under Signatures.
  4. Highlight the signature you want to edit and press Ctrl+A to highlight all the text.
  5. Copy it with Ctrl+C.
  6. Use the Esc key three times.
  7. Create a new message in Outlook using rich HTML formatting.
  8. Click in the body of the new message.
  9. Press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+V to paste the content.
  10. Proceed as above but edit the existing one instead.
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