Photo Like New!
After finding an image you might like for the background and taking note of your device's screen resolution it is time to resize the image for viewing on your BlackBerry device and then transfer it to the phone.
Open any image editing software and navigate to the "resize image" option. For the purpose of this tutorial I'm going to be using the default "Paint" program.
Once the resize image window is open users will be treated with a view similar to the image here. First we must select the "pixels" checkbox to indicate we are going to resize the image in pixel measurements and then we must enter our BlackBerry device screen resolution.
After the pixel resolution is entered click the "ok" button to make the change and if you are satisfied with the image save over the original.
If you find that your new image is slightly distorted after changing size, I suggest you back up a step by simply clicking the "undo" feature and crop the picture to a smaller size; in most cases the best option is a small rectangle with the width measurements remaining slightly longer than the height measurements.
After the image is saved, you can then transfer it over to your device using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software. The picture can be transferred to any folder on your device just take note of where it goes for future reference; I recommend transferring it to the "SDCard/BlackBerry/pictures/" folder on a MicroSD card or the "fileconn.dir/photos/name" directory on the actual device.
If you do not have an active computer, or the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software installed fear not; you may still be able to transfer the image to your device using one of the methods below.
- E-mail the resized image to yourself and then open it on your BlackBerry device.
- You may use a website that allows you to upload the image and then connect to a URL to redownload it from your BlackBerry device; (ImageShack, TinyPic etc.)
- Download the image directly from a mobile wallpaper website featuring BlackBerry wallpapers; this is usually easier as you can browse images natively in your resolution size meaning no need to edit!
- Take a photo or use a previously captured photo that is already stored on your device!