[kdepim-users] LDAP user's picture

Rob Gom rgom.debian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 09:39:42 GMT 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Mikolaj Machowski <mikmach at wp.pl> wrote:
> On Monday 23 February 2009 09:30:43 Rob Gom wrote:
>> Hello,
>> is it possible to retrieve user's picture from LDAP in KAddressBook?
>> Other fields are fetched just fine, however there is no user's picture
>> ... Can I specify the field and it's format?
>> I am using KAddressBook from KDE 3.5, but I could switch to 4.x if it
>> helps. I have tried to search the web for solution, but couldn't find any.
> Photos are stored in vcf file (with rest of the data) in field PHOTO.
> Full name (with options) is: PHOTO;ENCODING=b;TYPE=image/jpeg
> and this is Byte64 encoded jpeg file.
> m.

Thank you for your answer. I made it to work, however it was weird.
1. I have LDAP configured in kaddressbook general settings.
2. I was unaware of some "resource" fields in address books list.
3. I added LDAP address book, duplicating fields from general LDAP
settings. I have absolutely no idea why do I have to do that.
4. I removed "resource" address book, then it reappeared automatically
as "źródło danych" (Polish equivalent of resource, I suppose)
5. I restarted KMail

Users' photos started appearing.

Taking all into consideration, I am not sure what and why I did, but
finally it worked.

Thank you for your time.

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