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[Fix] Favorites/contact pics fuzzy or pixellated

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VelociT, May 23, 2010.

  1. VelociT

    VelociT Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I seem to have discovered a way of clearing the contact pictures up if they appear distorted:

    Tap the name of the contact you wish to repair in the favorites (or your big contact list), then go to the bottom of their info and tap Edit (Edit contact) so that you can change their phone number, address etc.

    Next, tap the icon on the very most top left, it should be the photo you already selected, or the little camera icon if you have not yet set a photo for them.

    Tap 'Photos', select the photo and crop to your liking. Save the photo, then scroll down and make sure that you save the changes to your contact at the bottom!

    This should stop the pixelation, it seems as though there is a bug with using Photos app to 'set as' for a picture and the way it deals with resizing the picture to apply it to the contacts. It goes without saying that one should try to use a decent resolution image if you can help it, too.

    Hope this helps!

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  2. KREWzer

    KREWzer Lurker

    I think that it has something to do with pictures from HTC sync and outlook. Not sure. The pic I'm trying to fix isn't in my phone when I go to reset it. I came from outlook. Hmmmm...
  3. teknofile

    teknofile Lurker

    This did not work for me and I was trying it with an 8mp photo from the phone's camera.
  4. VelociT

    VelociT Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Not sure what to say there, this definitely fixed my issue. I do shoot all my photos in 8mp too. Hard to say why it didn't work but the change in the quality I saw after doing the method I posted was dramatic.

    Some of the photos were taken in raw format on my Nikon D70s then converted to jpeg for transfer.
  5. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    I will try this later on. Weird thing is I only have one contact with a picture. I got it non-pixelated on my first shot. But then when I did factory wipe on my phone I obviously I lost that pic.

    I tried to get the photo back but ever since then, I was never able to get it non blurry. I wish I could remember the steps I took initially.
  6. johnchad14

    johnchad14 Newbie

    Tried several methods too. Tried not resizing pictures, no luck, tried some random resizes, no luck. Tried clearing the cache for "people" in the manage applications area in settings. Didn't work immediately, but after redoing picture after that, working now. Give that a go?

    I should add this is on contact pictures made from photos from inc camera, not imported from anywhere.
  7. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    I can confirm that this method worked for me!

  8. johnchad14

    johnchad14 Newbie

    Sadly some of mine reverted back to pixelated versions after a few days inexplicably. Option to reset cache in people is grayed out too, cannot seem to redo method that worked for me before. Any other methods to try? This only affected contacts from pictures selected in phone. Pics synced from other accounts are just fine still. Very odd.
  9. ctxx24

    ctxx24 Android Enthusiast

    I tried it....it looks good when you look at the pic...but when you get a call back to the crap....
  10. Dream

    Dream Android Enthusiast

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