Icon Pics look Grainy at best


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  1. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi can anyone help Im a HTC Hero newbie.

    my icon pics that i attach for contacts look really grainy when i call them.

    These are all decent sized pics which i previously used on a S.E phone without any problems.

    when i add a pic to a contact i have to choose part of the pic rather than the whole pic, even if i chose as large a selection as poss it still looks a bir grainy when using the pic.

    Any ideas pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

    btw im using the default People App unless there is something better i should be using
     

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  2. lekky

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    What size are they? Sounds like a resizing issue to me.
     
  3. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    pics are of all different sizes starting from as small as 70k to 1mb

    what gets me is that i have to choose part of the pic which means you are zooming into that pic & choosing a portion of it.

    on previous handsets the whole pic would just display
     
  4. lekky

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    You can extend the selection area you know, and drag it out so that it selects the whole picture?

    If you didn't do this and only selected a smaller section of your photo, the Hero would have stretched that smaller segment out possibly causing the grainy effect.

    I bet the picture will be clear if you select the whole picture! Try it and let me know if it works.
     
  5. bartjunited

    bartjunited Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks for the update

    i tried before to stretch the pic but it always streches it as a square so even if i stretch the pick as much as i can it will chop off some of the pic & end up zooming in this still makes em grainy

    which app do you use for your contacts?

    thanks again
     
  6. lekky

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    Not sure why it would be grainy when you take a photo with the phone, looks good, but grainy on the contact when dialling. I just set mine to use facebook photos! First thought was to say its the camera fault, but if it looks good before you set it i'm not sure to be honest :/
     
  7. umshamrock

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    i heard that this is bc when you sync the contacts with google, google stores them as little tiny pics. then when they sync back to your phone for use as a contact, they are small and have to be resized up. i read this on this forum somewhere.... i didn't used to sync with google and my contact pics looked great but now that i do they are tiny a pixelated :(
     
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    bartjunited Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dude you are right.

    this morning i spoke to HTC & T mobile & they thought it could be cos i had an old firmware on my phone. So i upgraded to the latest ROM version & hey presto it seemed to work fine.

    So i then proceeded to re-add all the pics today to my phone, meanwhile I had NOT sync'd my contacts at all I tend to turn off the Internet when not using it.

    Once i saw your mail I thought let me try this.

    I let it Sync the contacts & lo & behold it def resizes the pics on Google prob to save space on the contact web pages. Now all the pics look sh!t again.

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

    oh well back to re-add ALLLLLLLLL the pics again & no more Google Synching

    thanks though at least it solved my issue
     
  9. lekky

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    Ahh wow, google dropped one with this..
     
  10. draft6969

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    im sure glad i found this post!!!! that problem was driving me crazy. i would put the pic on the contact and it would be clear then the next day it would be all grainy again. this site is now on my favorites list. thanks guys.
     
  11. daveybaby

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    Never spotted this thread before either. Glad i did as i was about to sync contacts to google, but wont be doing so now.

    I can understand google storing a tiny version (storage still isnt infinite even these days) but at the very least the phone should give you the option to use the local image if it still exists.

    Same goes for facebook contacts, i dont necessarily want to use somebody's facebook profile picture - give me control of my phone!
     

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