Quick Tip: Quickly add a photo from the web to a Xobni profile

Xobni is much cooler when your contacts have photos. Recently we added the ability for Xobni to import photos from the Outlook address contact book. But you can also add a photo directly to Xobni, which has a great image cropping tool. Here is how you do it:

1) Right click on grey holder image of a person’s contact card in Xobni
2) Select Edit Info
3) Click Change below the photo placeholder. You can choose a photo from your PC, or there is a cool trick to grab an image off the web. Here it is:

a) Use something like Google Image Search or Flickr to find a picture of the person on the web
b) Copy the location of the photo. You can do this by right-clicking on the photo in your browser and selecting “Copy Image Location”
c) Paste the image location in the File Name: field and click on the Open button.

Viola you are done. Xobni will grab the image off the internet and you can crop from there.

4 Responses to “Quick Tip: Quickly add a photo from the web to a Xobni profile”


  1. 1 JJ san June 14, 2008 at 3:40 am

    This post is useless without pics!!! 😉

  2. 2 Marcus June 14, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Why not make this a feature?
    “Get Photo from Google!”

  3. 3 rogier July 4, 2008 at 9:21 am

    A drag and drop feature to the picture holder from what ever source would very cool.

  4. 4 Yao July 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    In my company we have photos in corporate directory but it is protected by Single Sign-On web system. The copy & paste URL into the location does not work. Drop & drop might be the best way to do it.


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