Photo's in keys?

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri May 15 05:25:31 CEST 2009

On May 14, 2009, at 7:41 PM, Allen Schultz wrote:

> RE: including a photo uid, which is commonly stripped by public
> keyservers (
> 15.txt)
> Are there any limits on the photo in the keys, format/extension,
> size, etc? Will GPG resize if necessary? And the basic command
> to add the pic in, please.

The pic must be JPEG and the extension doesn't matter.  GPG doesn't  
really care what the size is, but if it is over 6k, you'll get an "are  
you sure?" message, as it is kindness to the rest of the world to keep  
key sizes from getting out of control.  GPG does not manipulate/resize  
the photo in any way.  The command is "addphoto", in the --edit-key  


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