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Tips Contact Icon/Photo Caller ID Photo Quality??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scudder, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member
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    Hello...

    I was setting up some photos for the Photo Caller ID function for incoming calls and was rather disappointed at the quality of the image that comes up.

    I either add an image to the contact in the People app or I go to the gallery and chose to "Set as..." a contact icon. The picture pops up and you are given a little square crop/zoom tool to chose the portion of the picture that you want as you icon/photo caller ID.

    When I stretch the square OUT as big as possible to crop and then set the image with the contact, the caller ID image that comes up is GOOD. However, ANY cropping/zooming is SIGNIFICANTLY DEGRADES/PIXELATES the image that is chosen.

    I'm not using the FULL 8MB resolution (set to 5MP) for the camera and I KNOW if you crop AND ZOOM any image, the more you zoom the worse the quality of the picture, But the 5MP shots I have should be MORE THAN sufficient to produce a little square of a photo caller ID. I had photo caller ID that popped up on my Palm Centro with photos was cropped to 320 x 320 and saved with LOW resolution and those photos were VERY clear. Even with the crop and zoom that is required to produce the contact/photo caller ID image, the 5MP photos I am using should be MORE THAN SUFFICIENT to produce a clear image.

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem?? Is there a fix/trick for the quality to improve?? Here we have this big BEAUTIFUL screen and you crop a nice-sized 5MP picture for a tiny square caller ID photo and the quality is HORRIBLE!! :-(

    THANK YOU!!

    Scott
     

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  2. Mateo

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    I noticed this as well. A friend of mine took a picture on her phone with a 5mp camera and when I opened the mms it looked great. When I used it as her contact photo and saw it in the favorites box as well as when she called it looks like crap.
     
  3. Mabster

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    This problem seams to be brought up every night. It has to do with google syncing contacts. Check post #4 for a workaround. Not pretty but it works.
     
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  4. ez2bgman

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  5. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member
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    Hi Mabster...

    Thanks for the link...I read about the fix. Sorry about my post as I really DID try to search before posting a previously-posted question...thanks!!

    Scott
     
  6. Mabster

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    Yea people keep asking the question using different titles and terms so it's not a surprise you couldn't find an answer with a search. This should probably get sticking in the tips and tricks area or something.

    @ez2bgman thanks for that link. I knew it was out there somewhere but I couldn't find it.
     
  7. ez2bgman

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    Mabster,

    No problem. I too had a hard time searching for the info initially. I sifted through several pages before I found that link.
     
  8. twospirits

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    Good Idea.

    Moving.

    TS
     
  9. Raadius

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    Will this work for Facebook? Since I'm not using Google to use my friends pics, I'm using there FB profile pics.
     
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