Working with gifs in Email Signatures
  • 16 Jan 2024
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Working with gifs in Email Signatures

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Working with GIFs in Email Signatures

Can I add a GIF/animated logo or banner?

Yes, a gif file can be used the same as an image file in your email signatures. Banners too, can be animated gif files

Can Opensense create my GIF?

The Opensense Design team can add effects to static images (note this may incur an hourly design fee). For example, a twinkle or bouncing arrow on a static image. For a more complex animated GIF, your team will need to have it created by someone who provides gif creation services. For very complex GIFs, video animation may be required

What should the file size be?

The final file should be less than less than 500KB and meet 1x retina standards. The smaller it is, the better

Is there anything else I should know?

If you are using O365 you must mark the image inline

I have a GIF, how can I resize it?

When resizing gifs, if you do not have access to photoshop, you should use an online converter. We recommend using this online converter

My Signature has a GIF that is not working on Outlook

  • If other users on your domainare experiencing the same issue, there may be a domain security setting restricting the animation
  • Depending on which version of Outlook you have installed, you can enable GIFs in Outlook by doing one of the following -
    • Outlook for Office 365 before version 2008 - select File > Options > Advanced. In the Display section, check the box to "Play animated GIFs"
    • Outlook for Office 365, version 2008 or later - use Windows 10 to enable animated GIFs
      • Click Start and type "Show Animations". Click the search result > Simplify > Personalize Windows > Enable Show Animations in Windows

Viewing an e-mail in your Web Browser (Outlook 2016 or Outlook 2013)

  1. Open the message
  2. On the Message tab, in the Move group, click "Actions". Then, click "View in Browser"

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