This is nice to know if you’re working in Word, but how about when you’re designing for email? We ran a test and found out that Outlook ‘07 and Outlook ‘10 truncate the upper portion of all images higher than 1728px from the top-down. So, if your image is 250px longer than the 1728px limit, 250px will get lopped off the top. Take a look at the screenshots below to see this in action:
Outlook 2003 (and all other major email clients)
Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2010
You may be wondering, “Who adds images larger than 1728px high to their emails?” Well, a few days ago, we linked back to an impressively long, image-only email that, despite its creativity, wouldn’t have made the cut in Outlook ‘07 and ‘10. So before you warm up your scrollbar, don’t forget that Outlook has its limits.