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Sunday, May 14, 2006
Adding pictures to Gmail contacts
I noticed today that the Gmail pictures option has been enabled for my account. After going through their FAQs on the process, I thought it might be helpful to do one with screenshots.

So, here is how you associate a photo with your Gmail contacts:

1. Highlight one of your contacts then select "Change picture"
Select a contact

2. Choose to upload a picture or use one your contact has chosen
Choose

3. Select the file to upload
Upload

4. Crop the picture as needed
Crop

5. Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

That's it. You've added a picture to associate with your Gmail contact. Now when you receive an e-mail (note that I am mousing over the word "me" in the list of e-mails)

step5

or access your contacts list
step3

you will see the picture you selected.

BTW, adding a picture to your own Gmail account is even easier. Simply click the "Settings" link at the top right of the page. The "My Picture" section is just below the "Keyboard Shortcuts" section on the General tab.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.