Photo's in keys?

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri May 15 06:10:36 CEST 2009

On May 14, 2009, at 11:40 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> David Shaw wrote:
>> 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  
>> menu.
> Is there any guidance on what size PGP expects it to be (in terms of
> screen dimension, not size)?

These days it's 120x144, but in the past it was double that (220x288).

Incidentally, GPG will allow you to have more than one photo ID, and  
PGP only permits one.  PGP (9, anyway) will accept a key with multiple  
photo IDs, but it will only show you one photo.  This is actually a  
bit of a step backwards - in earlier versions it showed all photos,  
even though it would only generate one itself.


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