I found a couple useful threads on this forum with respect to the issues posed by (displaying) images in email signatures– here, for example– and I’ve searched all over the web, but still have not found a good solution that sufficiently addresses the problem. A client of mine would simply like his company’s logo included in the signature of his emails, and the issues I’ve encountered can be summarized as follows:
- I can export a rasterized version of the logo from AI at actual
size, and it will look sharp on the desktop but pixelated/blurry on
hi-density (e.g. “retina”) displays such as the iPhone.
- As suggested in the thread I referenced, I can export the logo at
2-3 times the actual, displayed size to target the hi-density
displays, but the logo will then look soft on non-hi-density
displays when it is scaled down. This is a particular problem in
this instance as the logo contains text, which looks terrible when
juxtaposed with actual text in the browser/email client.
- I’ve considered
.svgas an option, but apparently the support is not
great; and in this case I’m assuming the vast majority of the users
reading this client’s email will be using Outlook, so something that
only renders properly in iOS/webkit/etc is not a viable option.
I’m at a loss at this point and wondering if there is any other possible option out there. I’m not sure, for instance, if it’s possible to implement a hi-density image with lo-res fallback in an email signature?
Any suggestions/insights here are much appreciated. It’s bordering on comical how difficult this task has turned out to be.
If I were you I’d abandon the Idea. Hires handling is the least of your problems, because there is simply no support within E-Mails.
But the problems start earlier. Most email clients strip out images and add a button where the user can activate the images. All this fuss for just a logo is just too much of a hassle.
I would just write the sig with plaintext and thats it.
But maybe you don’t want to give up so this could be something for your
Or use this technique: