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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hauss316, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. hauss316

    hauss316 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't know if this is a problem anybody else having but my contacts photos look like crap. These are photos that were nice and clean on my iphone but look like they were taken by a 2 megapixel camera from 1997. Is it because I did not take the pic with the camera?


  2. spoiler61

    spoiler61 Newbie

    Mine are crystal clear...How do they look if your just viewing them in the pic viewer?
  3. Yea mine are crystal as well.
  4. Kopsis

    Kopsis Well-Known Member

    The JPEG format allows for thumbnails to be embedded in the EXIF data. On some digicams (particularly old ones) these thumbnails are very low resolution/quality. If Contacts is displaying the thumbnail instead of scaling down the full image, that might account for the poor quality. You might be able to strip or regenerate the thumbnails in a Photoshop type application.
  5. theonion

    theonion Lurker

    Actually I figured out a solution I'm uploading a video now its processing. Should probably be up within 30 min.


    Should be the link when its done
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  6. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Yes I'm experiencing the same thing. I transferred all my pictures from my old sd card and now the contacts look fuzzy. I even edited the photos again under contact settings and when the people widget refreshes they're back to being fuzzy again.
  7. rpdiddy2709

    rpdiddy2709 Lurker

    I just got off the phone with HTC Tech and he told me that it was a problem with google. He said that evo owners had this problem also and it has something to do with the link with google and said that google was aware of the problem. I hope they get this fixed, I am also getting blurry contact photos.
  8. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    The fix is nice if you have the photo on the phone, however most all my photos were sync'd from google and I've had them since I was using my iPhone 4, and they weren't blurry/pixelated there.
  9. Whitehorse

    Whitehorse Newbie

    You will have to go into your "people" app and add them in one by one again. Mine looked crappy, now they look like awesomeness.
  10. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou Well-Known Member

    I don't have the original photos anymore, they were taken with my iPhone 4 and sync'd to google contacts which is where the Inspire got them from. :eek:
  11. KenG10

    KenG10 Well-Known Member

    Same here. I spent a while adding photos to my contacts on the Google contacts web page. Then I synced them all to the phone. They look great in the "people" list and on the text message listing....but look like crap when they pop up on an incoming call.
  12. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    Me too. This sucks a raw egg.
  13. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    I got the fix from another thread. Here it is:You create a new "Phone contact" (make sure it's not a google contact there's a setting for each) of the person and add their picture from the gallery. Then link it to their google contact and you click on their picture and make sure to choose to use the phone contact's picture. If you get it right you'll have no blurry pics. I just went ahead and did it for my favorites.
  14. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    Good thing to know! I"ll keep it in mind.
  15. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    On a related note, does anyone know if we backup our contacts FROM the Inspire, will our pictures get saved? How do we do that? Do we use an external app?
  16. moto500

    moto500 Lurker

    Have same problem, only also, pics that camera takes are blurry too (in the gallery). But if you view them and zoom in just a little, they become sharp. But to scroll through them to find a pic they are a little fuzzy.

    Any ideas???
  17. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    Nevermind. This one is easy. When you select contacts (AKA 'people') just click on menu. This will bring up an option to Export/Import your contacts to/from your SIM card.

    I have no idea if it will save the photos, though....
  18. leavinghome

    leavinghome Member

    Quick question. When I had my Nexus One, I would take pictures of friends as contact pics, then I was able to delete the picture and their called ID pic would still be there. Is that still possible with the Inspire? And would it keep the same quality?
  19. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    I was curious about the exact same thing. So i took a picture, assigned it to an icon, and then deleted the photo from my sim card. I rebooted the phone, and the picture was still in the profile, exactly like i had set it. So to answer your question, clearly it copies the image somewhere.

    Which leads me to my last question. If you then export your contacts, will all of your people pictures go with it?? Anyone?
  20. evilcarstereo

    evilcarstereo Lurker

    This worked for me for about a minute and then they went blurry. I tried calling the contact over and over to see if it would change and it was fine until I switched to my Favorites widget and actually watched as it turned from clear to a pixelated mess. I thought (hoped) it might have something to do with the Favorites but I still had the same issue after removing the label and applying the picture again.

    However, the picture I was trying to use was from the web, and the one I tested from a camera photo (on another contact) seems to still be crisp. So at least there's that. Still sucks you can't use downloaded photos.

    EDIT: I tried applying the same web photo that screwed up previously onto a contact that only had one number and nothing else linked to it, and this time it hasn't blurred yet. So could it have something to do with the links that is distorting it somehow?
  21. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    DUDE, look at my last post. That is the true fix.

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