1. TBF Gunner's Avatar
    Hi all,

    As we all enjoy and learn how to use our iphone 5 I've got a question. . .Does anyone know how to sync the Outlook contact photos to the 5? My contact info sync'd ok but no photos!! Help! :-)

    10-02-2012 04:14 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    One reason I use my own on the device only. But some info below for Outlook.

    Gyoo Blog Archive How to synchronize contact picture between Outlook and your iPhone

    First, some figures:

    iPhone camera resolution: 16001200 (72dpi)
    iPhone screen resolution: 320480 (160dpi)
    iPhone contact picture display size: 6464 (160dpi)
    iPhone contact picture display size on call: 320270 (160dpi)
    Outlook import resolution: 7296 (72dpi)

    Yes Outlook sucks. You can only add into Oulook interface poor resolution image compare to the capacity of the iPhone.

    The solution:

    On your PC, resize the image contact to 320320 (160dpi), knowing that 25 pixels on the top and bottom will be semi-transparent when on call. Or any size bigger with the same ratio, up to 16001600 (bigger is sometime not imported into the iPhone photo library)

    On your PC, create a folder iPhone Photos\Contacts and move your contact photos inside
    Sync the photos into your iPhone with iTunes through the Photos tab. Select the iPhone Photos folder as source.
    Manually associated the photo to your contact on the iPhone (Edit ->Add Photo->Choose Existing Photo)
    Sync back the iPhone with iTunes. The photos will be associated automatically into Outlook with the good resolution this time.
    10-02-2012 07:42 PM
  3. TBF Gunner's Avatar
    Thanks John!! I'll give it a try.

    10-03-2012 01:15 PM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    No problem. Please let us know how it works out for you.
    10-03-2012 04:54 PM

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