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10.3: Easily move Address Book images to T610 phones System
I filled my T610 with pictures of my contacts I added in my addressbook, so I have a visual clue who's calling or writing SMS. With Jaguar this was a time-consuming challenge, but with Panther it nearly goes on the fly...

Make a new folder on your desktop, call it convert or something like that. Add the folder action "Duplicate as jpeg." Now open your Address Book, choose your contact and switch to edit mode. Then just drop the picture of your contact on the picture field in the Address Book. Now you can resize and crop it as desired.

Switch back to normal mode and drag the picture out of the frame directly into the convert folder. Address Book normally handles tiff images, but with the folder action you get a jpeg version of it without having do export or convert it manually.

Then just upload the jpeg via your Bluteooth application (maybe there is a way to do it with AppleScript and/or folder actions as well?). The image will have the proper dimensions for your t610 and will look great. Then just add it on the phone to your contact - and that's it.
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10.3: Easily move Address Book images to T610 phones
Authored by: eduo on Nov 20, '03 12:02:00PM

I actually did the opposite, as most of the pictures for my contacts were taken with the T610's camera. I sent all of this to the Mac and put them in addressbook.

All in all I believe it would be a great idea if someone made this automatic, as it is in Symbian phones like the P800. It's very easy to have to reset the iSync contacts and then pictures and default numbers are lost.

Eduo

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Eduo



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10.3: Easily move Address Book images to T610 phones
Authored by: peertimo on Nov 20, '03 04:45:40PM

Another problem with the Folder Action mentioned here is that it simply does not work on files that have foreign characters. I discovered that many of my contacts have Norwegian æøå or German üäö were simply left in the TIFF folder, and not converted to JPEG. I would also recommend using GraphicConverter to strip off all the excess garbage. The T610 doesn't exactly pack a lot of memory.



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10.3: Easily move Address Book images to T610 phones
Authored by: pme on Nov 21, '03 04:30:07AM

GraphicConverter or Photoshop (using the "Save for web" option") is a must if you have lots of contacts.

I use a 128x127 pixel (the size of the T610 desktop) crop in Photoshop and save it with a low but reasonable quality. Usually appr. 2-3k files. Thoose files are then added to Address Book and zoomed to just fit the important part of the face (eybrows to cheek).

Why I want a more zoomed picture in Address book? In Mail you always see the whole picture, but it's small. In the T610 it's usually partly covered with text (i.e. "Jon Doe calling"), wich is ok if it only covers someones neck or cheek. On the other hand it's a little bit bigger...


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10.3: Easily move Address Book images to T610 phones
Authored by: waffffffle on Aug 30, '04 03:28:12PM

This seems like a really long process. Is there a way to get iSync to sync these automatically?



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