When a picture is not HD they put the dots so it doesn't look bad.
I don't think this is correct. I just tried using a photo from my phone's camera as a test and it still displays in the dot view.
Is there anyway to display the image without the dots regardless of resolution?
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I think I've found a solution.
- Visit the "People" app on your phone.
- Select the contact whose picture you'd like to update.
- Tap the small camera icon with the refresh symbol at the bottom right corner of the current contact photo or stock silhouette photo.
- Choose "Gallery" and select the photo you want to use. (Pictures from the Gallery appear to be displayed with the dot view regardless of their resolution.)
- Crop the picture however you'd like and select "Done."
- Now tap the dot view image and select the refresh-camera icon again. From the sources choose "Google." For some reason my phone had "Google" listed twice and "Google+" listed once.
This should remove the dot view effect from the picture. After I did this I was able to set another contact's picture from the Gallery without it defaulting to dot view so I'm not sure what changed. This solution may not work for everyone and I don't even understand how or why it worked for me, but it did so there's the solution I found.