Sending image-mapped graphics in Outlook

Subject: Sending image-mapped graphics in Outlook
From: "Swanson, Dustin" <Dustin_Swanson -at- jeffersonwells -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:37:29 -0500

My boss has recently put me in charge of creating our company's first HTML-formatted e-mail header for the various corporate-wide e-mails that are sent out. His motivation for this came from an e-mail he received that contained what appeared to be an image-mapped graphic as the header. I've dissected this graphic and discovered that the image is regular JPEG format, and then when it is pulled into Outlook, it appears to paste layer on top of the graphic that acts as the image-mapped area.

I have a lot of experience with Web design, which is one reason I got this project, but I have never had to create an image for e-mail. I've created the image I would like to use in Photoshop 7, but cannot figure out how to save it or export it so it appears with the image-mapped links. Whenever I save it as an image, it loses the linked areas, and whenever I save it as an HTML document, it only appears as an attachment in the email.

So with that brief (and potentially confusing) background, here's my question: How do you put an image-mapped graphic in an HTML-formatted e-mail in Outlook (Win 2000) so the graphic appears in the body of the e-mail and all of the links function?

Please send any responses directly to me at dustin_swanson -at- jeffersonwells -dot- com -dot- I have the digest version, and I've never been very patient. :) Thanks!

Dustin L. Swanson
Intern of Technical Writing/User Documentation
Jefferson Wells International
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