Contact Photo Sync

Contact Photo Sync


If you care about the quality of your media, you have noticed that your Google contact photos when synced back to your phone are awful and pixelated. This app is just for you. It keeps a backup of your high quality contact photos in a Picasaweb album called "Android Contact Photos".

After install, to enable the sync, go to System Settings>Accounts & Sync>Your account and tick "Sync Contact Photos". You should then see a notification that asks you to allow the app to access your Picasaweb account. From now on, every eight hours your contact photos are synced.

For folks who are used to assigning contact photos through Picasa software on PC or through browser, you can upload a perfectly square photo up to 1500x1500 pixels in JPEG format to the mentioned album with a caption of the name of your contact. On the next sync, it will be automatically assigned to your contact on the phone.

I'd love to help anyone who has issues with the app. However you need to email me for that as I can't get back to you through the comments on this site.

This app is free software. Free as in freedom, not free chips. The source code of this app is released under GPLv3 and can be downloaded from https://github.com/oxplot/contactphotosync

NOTE TO USERS WITH ROOT ACCESS: the max. resolution that android allows is 720x720 and 75% JPEG quality. Hardly impressive if you ask me. You as a root user can use the bundled UI to assign photos up to 1500x1500 pixels with 95% JPEG quality. Be warned though, the root functionality is very unstable and you may encounter strange behavior. If you deny root access to the app, it will operate as usual.

Recent changes:
* Added Portuguese translation (by Diego Duarte de Oliveira)
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Free
84
4.2
User ratings
450
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
2
File size
188 kb
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About Contact Photo Sync
If you care about the quality of your media, you have noticed that your Google contact photos when synced back to your phone are awful and pixelated. This app is just for you. It keeps a backup of your high quality contact photos in a Picasaweb album called "Android Contact Photos".

After install, to enable the sync, go to System Settings>Accounts & Sync>Your account and tick "Sync Contact Photos". You should then see a notification that asks you to allow the app to access your Picasaweb account. From now on, every eight hours your contact photos are synced.

For folks who are used to assigning contact photos through Picasa software on PC or through browser, you can upload a perfectly square photo up to 1500x1500 pixels in JPEG format to the mentioned album with a caption of the name of your contact. On the next sync, it will be automatically assigned to your contact on the phone.

I'd love to help anyone who has issues with the app. However you need to email me for that as I can't get back to you through the comments on this site.

This app is free software. Free as in freedom, not free chips. The source code of this app is released under GPLv3 and can be downloaded from https://github.com/oxplot/contactphotosync

NOTE TO USERS WITH ROOT ACCESS: the max. resolution that android allows is 720x720 and 75% JPEG quality. Hardly impressive if you ask me. You as a root user can use the bundled UI to assign photos up to 1500x1500 pixels with 95% JPEG quality. Be warned though, the root functionality is very unstable and you may encounter strange behavior. If you deny root access to the app, it will operate as usual.

Recent changes:
* Added Portuguese translation (by Diego Duarte de Oliveira)

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A Google User
6 days ago
Finally! Finally a HD Contact Photo app that works! Great for my rooted Nexus 5.
A Google User
Jul 3, 2014
Doesn't work for S5 Keeps freezing & shutting down before I can even try to update a single contact.
A Google User
May 25, 2014
OMG Thanks soooooo much!!! You make my life easier.😘
A Google User
May 16, 2014
I'll give 4 star I often restore my phone, this app was really important for me, now I've changed the phone and fir the first time I'm using it to restore contact photos but I'm not sure will it work or not, but i hope it's gonna work because it stored the pictures in Picasa album last time I checked
A Google User
May 4, 2014
Didnt work