With Victoria and Memorial Day now passed, Iâ€™m sure everyone has lots of fun memories from their long weekend of choice. Whether it was a barbeque with the buddies or a little road trip with the kids, these good times were probably captured by somebodyâ€™s digital camera. Sounds like a good time to review Colabnetâ€™s Berry Pix 2.0, a software solution for storing and viewing pictures on you BlackBerry.
Installing BerryPix 2.0 through your BlackBerry Desktop Manager is extremely simple. Follow along with the .pdf file instructions provided and youâ€™ll be ready to go in a couple of minutes.
Loading images onto your BlackBerry is just as easy. The process involves syncing your BlackBerry to your Desktop Manager, which pulls up Berry Pixâ€™s Desktop Software: simply open up the images you want to load, crop and zoom to fit the dimensions of your BlackBerryâ€™s screen and select â€œSend to Handheldâ€ from the menu. All images will then be loaded to your BlackBerry when you close Berry Pixâ€™s Desktop Software. The only complaint we have about the process is that the image editing tools are rather limited. This may be a little nitpicky, but we would like to see a more intuitive crop/zoom tool and a few more options other than flip and rotate in the next Berry Pix version.
Using Berry Pix on your BlackBerry is where youâ€™ll start to find a few problems. The in-software help menu doesnâ€™t offer much help at all, so youâ€™ll be left to your own devices to figure out some of the controls (like how to create new categories or moving back and forth between your images while previewing them). Youâ€™ll get most of it by randomly mashing buttons, but itâ€™s still a bit of a pain.