GPG Keychain Access: Import Photo

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10 Dec, 2011 09:10 AM

All is correct exepted i can't import photo in my public key.
I tried with inspector + photo but it doesn't work.
Size is jpeg 200X200 pixels is that correct?
Best rgds

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 11 Dec, 2011 03:37 PM

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    Hey Kervanoel, I'm not sure what the issue is. So far I have not experienced any problems with the use of an image. I attached an image to my key without any problems. I know, that doesn't help a lot, but at least we know it does work in some cases.

    Do you receive any error message or get any information what the problem could be? What image format are you using? Those details might be very important in order to solve this.


  2. 2 Posted by Alain BRUNETOT on 11 Dec, 2011 04:25 PM

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    Dear Steve,

    The onliest message i had is to notify that my photo was to big, so i reduce it 200X200 pixels jpg

    Here is that picture.
    There is no more message after reducing but my photo is not is my key.
    Cheers, Alan

  3. 3 Posted by Alex on 11 Dec, 2011 04:57 PM

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    Maybe there is some helpful output at

  4. 4 Posted by Mento on 13 Dec, 2011 10:48 AM

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    This is a bug in GPG.
    GPG says your Image is not a JPEG. But i see that it is.

    Workaround: Open your image with Preview, type Cmd+A, Cmd+C, Cmd+N and than save the image in a new location.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 15 Dec, 2011 04:33 PM

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    Hey Alain, we have forwarded this problem to the correct developer. They will hopefully take a look at this and maybe provide a fix in the next version. Did the workaround, Mento described, work for you?

    Closing for now.

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 15 Dec, 2011 04:33 PM.

  7. BRUNETOT re-opened this discussion on 15 Dec, 2011 08:46 PM

  8. 6 Posted by BRUNETOT on 15 Dec, 2011 08:46 PM

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    Good evening, Steve.

    Mento doesn't work.
    Another problem is : when i want to encrypt a file as you describe in your
    video, it doesn't work..
    In rtf i insert my key and i have the following message" screen-capture
    All my services are activated for open PGP
    My best regards,


  9. 7 Posted by Alex on 16 Dec, 2011 08:35 AM

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    fyi: the bug regarding your image was fixed by the GnuPG developers (the software we're using). For now you can use the attached image,

  10. 8 Posted by BRUNETOT on 17 Dec, 2011 12:58 PM

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    Dear Alex
    The photo is OK now in my public signature. I publish it on the server.
    Have a beautiful day,

    2011/12/16 Alex (via GPGTools) <
    [email blocked]>


  11. 9 Posted by Alex on 17 Dec, 2011 04:23 PM

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    Very good.

  12. Alex closed this discussion on 17 Dec, 2011 04:23 PM.

  13. Alain BRUNETOT re-opened this discussion on 17 Dec, 2011 05:17 PM

  14. 10 Posted by Alain BRUNETOT on 17 Dec, 2011 05:17 PM

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    Hi Alex,

    I find another bug in french concerning deleting key.(if i am true?)
    It is written "effacer les deux" (delete both keys) ok
    "effacer seulement la clef secrête" wrong (delete only secret key) i think it mean only to delete public key "effacer seulement la clef publique" am i wrong?

    Best regards

    Le 17 déc. 2011 à 17:23, Alex (via GPGTools) a écrit :


  15. 11 Posted by Alex on 18 Dec, 2011 12:14 PM

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    Thank you for your feedback. Well, my French is not the best ;) I created a ticket ( ) for this issue. So if you're sure we'll change the translation. Thanks.

  16. 12 Posted by Mento on 18 Dec, 2011 02:31 PM

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    "effacer seulement la clef secrête" (delete only secret key) is correct. FYI: It is NOT possible to delete the public key, without deleting the secret key, but it IS possible to delete the secret key, without deleting the public key.

  17. Mento closed this discussion on 18 Dec, 2011 02:31 PM.

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