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7/5/09
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jwood1961

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.

Kind Regarads,
JW
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johnwu2
7/15/09
johnwu2
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?
contractcooker
7/17/09
contractcooker
i would like this feature as well. please make it happen google.
bhajagos
7/23/09
bhajagos
jwood1961: Syncing contacts from Google to the iPhone does seem to support pictures.
davidj5684
8/5/09
davidj5684
They need to add this soon!
pr1nc1p3
9/18/09
pr1nc1p3
Please, implement it. Thaks
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rojer64
1/29/11
rojer64
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.

Thanks,
Rojer.
 
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