How to have clear pictures on your callers profile (if using address book for importing names)Tips


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  1. DaGoTTi

    DaGoTTi Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you use Outlook (like me) to control your address book, and you have pictures on some of the names in your address book, and you used the HTC Sync to import those names to the Evo 4G into the contacts on the phone, you have noticed that when you make or receive calls to the people with the pictures on their names that the photo is blurry and looks horrible.

    I asked around on here and looked at other places but did not really receive a clear answer. So playing with the phone for a few minutes I figured out what I have to do to get clear pictures on the contacts profiles on the phone.

    1. Connect the phone to the computer and put the phone in Disk Drive mode.
    2. Explore the phones drive and goto the DCIM folder. Inside there I went into 100MEDIA.
    3. You take a picture from your computer or whatever source and transfer it into that folder on the cell phone
    4. After you move the picture to the phone, disconnect the phone from the computer or change the phones setting to Charge Only
    5. On the cell phone, press Phone. From the Phone screen press Menu - People and choose a person
    6. On the persons profile via your phone, scroll down to Edit Contact and press that
    7. On the top left corner press the camera icon and choose Gallery on the popup
    8. Choose the folder where the picture is, should be in Camera Shots
    9. Choose the picture. After you do this you will be shown a "cropping" zone.
    10. Crop the image by moving the outlined box around the part of the image you want to show up when you make or receive calls of that person. Press Save
    11. Back on the personal profile on the phone just scroll down and press save, and your done.

    This method is for transfering pictures of your computer to your phone. To use pictures youve taken on the phone just change the walkthrough around a little.

    Enjoy.

    EDIT TO #10 - Cropping Image:
    I just saw that when cropping, you can press your finger on the green line and you will get arrows that show up. you can then slide your finger and make the box bigger or smaller. Just a quick update of this tutorial.
     

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  2. dels28

    dels28 Well-Known Member

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    Can't you just use gmail and sync your contacts? at least that is what I did from my home computer and this synced my contacts photos to the people app on my phone.
     
  3. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's a lot of work to manually reconfigure each contact's photo via the EVO but it's great that you've figured out a sucessful work-around. When you sync again with Outlook, I hope the PC's existing contact photos doesn't overwrite your customized EVO contact photos.

    BTW, what was the second of your 2 options?
     
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    JMD Well-Known Member

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    BTW, what was the second of your 2 options?

    I was confused too. This I think was option 2:

    To use pictures youve taken on the phone just change the walkthrough around a little.
     
  5. DaGoTTi

    DaGoTTi Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol thanks for that call out, i forgot about option 2, i dont even remember if there was a option 2. i might have put that in there by mistake. if i think of the 2nd option i will add it.
     
  6. DaGoTTi

    DaGoTTi Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i dont use gmail, all of my information is stored on my computer through outlook. but from what i even heard people had issues on gmail also.
     
  7. DaGoTTi

    DaGoTTi Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    when you sync with outlook, it will update outlook with the new image, not the other way around. the software is designed to only update what has been changed, not overwrite something that was changed. so the image from the phone should be sent over to the outlook profile.
     
  8. DaGoTTi

    DaGoTTi Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    EDIT TO #10 - Cropping Image:
    I just saw that when cropping, you can press your finger on the green line and you will get arrows that show up. you can then slide your finger and make the box bigger or smaller. Just a quick update of this tutorial.
     
  9. EVU

    EVU Well-Known Member

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    I hear people blame Google Sync for this but this condition happened on the WinMo Touch Pro1 & 2 also.
    I believe it is a HTC quirk. & the work around as was in that case is what the OP has outlined.
     

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