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When will contact import/export support pictures?

Neither import nor export supports pictures. A Vcard with a photo (it is supported field) discards the photo on upload. A Gmail contact with a picture does not export the picture to Vcard.

Synchronisation should also support pictures. Not sure if it does.

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JohnW2: given that Gmail's Contacts import/export functions support vCard 3.0 format and that's what jwood1961 was asking about, what does the CSV file format have to do with anything? From a computer's point of view, everything is "pure data" (the text and images on this page are all numbers to a computer).

jwood1961: As far as I can tell, Gmail's vCard import/export doesn't seem to understand the PHOTO attribute at all. This is very disappointing since the Gmail web interface allows you to upload images into the Gmail Contacts system.

I second wanting to see the PHOTO attribute supported in Gmail's vCard 3.0 implementation. Anyone with clue know if this is on the development road map?
i would like this feature as well. please make it happen google.
jwood1961: Syncing contacts from Google to the iPhone does seem to support pictures.
They need to add this soon!
Please, implement it. Thaks
Just to confirm that the "Google Contacts" Tbird extension does sync pictures from gmail.

This seems to be quite unique. Tbird being cross-platform, featuring a powerful contact manager and being able to merge its contact database with openoffice (which is cross platform too), it seems to be a good candidate for everyone to try.

I still fail to understand why some pictures will not sync but I'm working on it. If someone found a fix, please post here.

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