Use a custom photo for someone in the People view

Add a photo for a contact who doesn’t have one or change a photo for someone whose picture is a little out of date.

Note:  Photos you add are only visible on your computer.

Add a photo

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click People.

    Outlook Navigation Bar - People

  2. In the ribbon, in Current View, click People.

    Select People in Current View

  3. Select a contact and under View Source, click Outlook (Contacts). The Outlook contact card for the person appears.

    The Outlook View Source link in a contact card

  4. Click the contact card photo.

    Click here to add a photo

  5. In the Add Contact Picture box, browse to and select the photo you want to use, and then click OK.

    Tip:  Outlook can use .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, or .tif file formats.

  6. Save and close the contact card. The new photo will appear alongside the contact in the People view.

Switch to a different photo

  1. On the Navigation Bar, click People

    Outlook Navigation Bar - People

  2. In the ribbon, in Current View, click People.

    Select People in Current View

  3. Select a contact, and then under View Source, click Outlook (Contacts). The Outlook contact card for the person appears.

  4. Right-click the existing photo and select Change Picture.

    Click here to change a photo for a contact

  5. In the Change Contact Picture box, browse to and select a new photo, and then click OK.

    Tip:  Outlook can use .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, or .tif file formats.

  6. Save and close the contact card. The new photo will appear alongside the contact in the People view.

Share Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Email Email

Was this information helpful?

Great! Any other feedback?

How can we improve it?

Thank you for your feedback!

×