Contact pictures

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by laardilla, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. laardilla

    laardilla New Member
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    OK, just a small question.

    How should i set contact picture for peoples that are NOT linked to with facebook so the contact picture will look GOOD??

    Because when i set some picture to contact on google contacts or from phone photo album, after a sync the picture of the contact looks UGLY!! It has some crap resolution, dunno why, but the facebook contact pictures are still in great quality.

    So how should i set the "not facebook" contact pictures so they will keep high resolution and will look good?
    Should i use pictures with some specific resolution or how?

    Anyone knows?
     

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  2. Android1

    Android1 Well-Known Member
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    BUMP for this.

    The pictures from Gmail contacts are rubbish. There must be a fix for this...
     
  3. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Just wanted to post a new thread but found that one here. Is there any possible solution right now? Thanks a lot!
     
  4. veryjiggy

    veryjiggy Active Member
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    For me the facebook pictures are crystal clear, it is only the google contacts pics which are horrible. The workaround for google contacts pics has been mentioned several times. Just do a search for it. Not sure about the facebook ones though.
     
  5. Android1

    Android1 Well-Known Member
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    The fix for google contacts is here somewhere - I did it - it's a bit of a pain but works OK.
    Basically you create a phone contact with a decent picture, remove the google contacts picture and then link the two contacts. The picture used for that contact will be the one on the phone contact.
     
  6. junkiepilot

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    This is a quote from elsewhere... I believe that I have found a solution which does not require Google's intervention. Like all of you, I was experiencing this problem and gave up months ago. Then about six weeks ago I made a small change within the settings of my GMail account and my contact photos have been "hi-res" ever since. Here's what I did: TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 11.11.2009-17.51.49 By selecting "Only show pictures that I've chosen for my contacts", it seems to have rendered the syncing one-way, phone-to-Google. I updated some of my photos with hi-res versions (using my phone's software). The photos were then changed on Google into low-res versions but not synced back to the phone. I have modified and synced the aforementioned contacts multiple times from my phone and from Gmail with success, and the photos remained intact on the phone. It has been six weeks, and everything works fine. I can't guarantee that this will work for you or that it will continue to work for me, but for the moment now it appears to function flawlessly. If you try this, I would suggest starting off with just a few photos and work your way up as you become more confident that the syncing will continue to operate in this manner. The only minor downside to this is that if you have friends that update their photo on their Google Account / Gmail, you will no longer be able to see those updated images in Google Talk or your phone as they will be replaced by the photo you chose for them from your phone. That's no big problem for me as I prefer hi-res photos of my friends to a pixelated avatar of a panda hugging a lizard any day of the week, however I can understand how that may discourage some from applying this method.
     
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  7. SUroot

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    I don't appear to have those settings. maybe thats becauxse I can only view the desktop site in basic html on my phone rather than standard.

    Ill have to check from my pc later.
     
  8. SUroot

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    Did the above, but instead of choosing pictures for contacts, I used facebook sync to copy the images. This didn't work. Need to find away to export facebook images to SD card in bulk to finx my problem, or wait for hullo mail to support phone contacts
     
  9. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    When using the dialer I will have always two contacts for each person, right? very bad ... :(
     
  10. Android1

    Android1 Well-Known Member
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    No - you create a phone contact with a name and photo only. When you link them you should see 1 contact in the dialer.
     
  11. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Oh okay thanks. So the only thing about is that they aren't synced with google than, but except the more work, there's nothing bad about it!?

    Is there any computerprogram which I can use to create phone contacts (managing them) or do I have to type everything on the phone itself?
     
  12. joll200x

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    if you have photos in your outlook / email client you might be able to get away with editing them there and then using HTC sync perhaps?
     
  13. Android1

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    I created a folder in my photos called Contact Photos and then made the contacts on the phone using these photos - then linked them to the Google contacts (after removing the google photo).
     
  14. myname

    myname Well-Known Member
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    Yeah sure but my question is if there's a way to create them directly on the phone, but via USB-cable. would make it much easier to control the phone from the computer concerning speed!
     
  15. cultor

    cultor Well-Known Member
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    This didn't work for me. It still is a problem, I hate low res pictures as people like my mother and father don't use facebook...So I can't use that picture
     
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