Active Directory thumbnailPhoto Import

AD Photos, import photos into Active Directory

Active Directory thumbnailPhoto import

AD Photos allows you to import photos into Active Directory for use with Outlook, Exchange, Sharepoint and AD Phonebook. With AD Photos you can import single photos or multiple photos into either the thumbnailPhoto attribute or the jpegPhoto attribute.

Many companies already have photos of users for ID cards etc, it makes a lot of sense to store these photos in Active Directory.

Allow your users to put a face to a name, below you can see Outlook 2010 showing the photo read from the thumbnailPhoto attribute. You’ll find photos are used throughout Outlook 2010, you’ll find them shown in th Global Address List, Meeting Requests, Contacts and in the reading pane.

Outlook 2010 contact showing the photo from the thumbnailPhoto attribute

Using thumbnailPhoto attribute to store photos

The thumbnailPhoto attribute has been included in Active Directory since

Importing multiple photos

Using AD Photos you can import your users photos into Active Directory in bulk, click here to read more.


AD Photos

Add photos to existing Active Directory users in bulk by reading the username and path to the photo from a CSV file.

AD Photos multiple users

Apply your company name as a watermark to photos prior to saving them to Active Directory. Adjust size and quality of the image.

AD Photos multiple users

Export photos in bulk from Active Directory (thumbnailPhoto or jpegPhoto attribute) to jpeg files.

Export photos from Active Directory

AD Photos can be run from the commnad line enabling you to schedule imports and exmports of photos.

AD Photos run from the command line

Using AD Photos

Using Outlook 2010 and thumbnailPhoto

Using Sharepoint and thumbnailPhoto

Using AD Phonebook and jpegPhoto

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