Adding Image to Your Email Signature In Gmail From Picasa

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Google had enabled adding image to the gmail signature. This was a much awaited feature. But it doesn’t allow you to directly upload any picture. Instead you will have to upload your picture/image to some online photo album or file hosting that allow hot-linking. Then you will have to provide the URL to that image in Google signature. Since Google provides Picasa web album we can use it to upload your image.

This post will take you through step by step instructions to achieve this.

First you need to upload the image/picture that you want to include in your email signature to Picasa.
You can go to Picasa Album by wither going to http://picasaweb.google.com or clicking the Photo Menu at the top left corner in Gmail window as shown below.
google-to-picasa-photo-album

No you will be taken to the Picasa website. Here you will find an ‘Upload’ button at the top as shown below. Click that button…
google-picasa-add-photos

Then window pops up and ask you to either select an album or to create a new album to add the image to. If you do not have an album created please do so first. You will have to give an Album name and create a new album in this case.
google-picasa-create-select-album

Now it will present you with a list of text-boxes and buttons to upload the images. Click the browse button and select the image/picture that you want to upload and click ok. Once you have choosen the image(s) that you want to upload, press the ‘Start Upload’ button.
google-picasa-upload-picture

Now you will see the image(s) that had been uploaded. You have to get the image URL to put in your signature. For this ‘Right Click’ the mouse over the image. In the menu that comes up you will see ‘Copy Image URL’ or ‘Copy Image Location’ or something similar depending on the web browser that you use. Click it and the image URL will be copied to your clipboard.
There are multiple ways to get the image URL. I recommend the one I explained above.
google-picasa-get-photo-url

Now go to Gmail and click settings at the top right corner. In settings (‘General’ Tab) you can find the signature editor. Click the Add Image icon. This pops up a form to add the image URL. Right Click the text box and click paste. This will paste the image URL that you copied in the previous step. If the URL can be accessed the picture will be shown below the text box and the ‘OK’ button becomes enabled. Click ‘Ok’ and the picture is added to your signature editor box. Now you can move the picture around as you want.
google-add-picture-image-to-email-signature-from-picasa

5 Responses to Adding Image to Your Email Signature In Gmail From Picasa

  1. Very helpful tip… and it worked first time

    ELMER ROJAS
  2. Thank You so much…
    it really worked!!

  3. Very helpful! Made it really easy to do!

    Esther
  4. This is the most absurd thing to have to do to insert an image to a signature. Why oh why can I not simply add an image from my computer or storage device? A few clicks and it’s done. This is such a waste of time and effort for something that should be so simple. What happened to the simplicity that Google and Gmail used to offer? They’re showing off their cleverness now. I don’t object to the option of using a URL but I’d like the option of inserting an image the simplest way.

    Roy

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