Currently when going to Outlook.com > People we are unable to add Photos to our contacts. The only work around is by using "Windows 10 > People" app. This method is also not working well.
On People app (W10) adding a photo to a contact (314x314) or (640x640) of JPG format shows up on People App. After pressing SYNC on People App some photos get uploaded others don't.
Using an iPhone and adding contacts have the same problem. Contacts with a photo on Outlook.com > People, do not display the photo on Contacts, while others randomly do.
1) Adding a photo on iPhone contact, sometimes uploads to Outlook.com, sometimes doesn't. No error or obvious reason why.
Problem: Assigning a contact photo, and then restoring contacts elsewhere will not have this photo.
2) It's not obvious as to why photos are in IOS but not on People/Outlook.com, or they are on Outlook.com but are not on iOS/People or they are in People but don't show up in iOS/Outlook.com.
Assuming the source of truth is Outlook.com, it makes no sense that if not on the server, it won't sync to the devices. However, when it is on the Server but does not show up on devices -- it's questionable as to what Universal Requirements are.
Allowing users to upload via the web should allow consistent requirement across apps in order to ensure the minimum requirements for all are met.
Rick Mayhew commented
I've added pictures to my contacts six times and Outlook keeps deleting/losing them.
Glenn Howard commented
[People] Contact picture doesn't get saved when I add one.
I am experiencing similar problems. I tried to use as less plataforms/devices as possible so as to isolate the problem, but it is just impossible to find a pattern. Photos sync (Outlook.com, People in W10, iOS native app) sync or not in a completely random way.
I have several contacts with their photo. Some contacts' photo not showing on outlook.com beta, when switch to original outlook.com all contacts' photo perfectly shows.
kunal sharma commented
There is lot of issue in uploading contact picture. I'm trying to upload contact picture of few users, after pressing save loading icons appears and after it disappeared there is not change in the contact picture...
Some of my contacts have blank picture, I have uploaded their picture many times but nothing happens. But in my windows phone linked to this Microsoft account some profile shows picture and some not even after precise setting of view option.
There is a serious bug due to this all happening...please fix it ASAP