SplashPhoto reviewed

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The next logical step would be to chuck these shots onto my BlackBerry. Synchronising the two programs had me confused for a second – I was familiar with a more “instant” kind – but SplashPhoto’s website answered my cocked eyebrows.

To enable synchronization, double-click the Intellisync or Synchronize icon in the BlackBerry Desktop:

- In the top section of the Intellisync window, check the box that reads “Execute Add-in actions.”
- In the bottom section, click the button that reads “Configure Add-ins.”
- Check the box that reads “SplashPhoto Intellisync Add-ins” then click OK.
- Click the Synchronize now button to perform a first sync.

And that’s what I did. But there’s a catch: you need to close and restart both the desktop and BlackBerry SplashPhoto’s for this to work. So after that was all figured out, the shots turned up on my device. It’s successes like this that get me through the day. Ok, so the pictures are now in SplashPhoto on my BlackBerry – what now?

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Well, share as you please, I guess. The interface on the BlackBerry mirrors that of the desktop SplashPhoto, but it bears better on the smaller screen. From here you can email photos quickly to friends and family, run a slideshow, or even edit the categories your photos are filed under. You can choose to view only a certain category to save your sifting times, too. Smart move, SplashPhoto. My only thumbs down is the inability for a quick delete using the keypad delete button, but you’re still able to after a couple menu clicks.

Overall, you pretty well get what you would expect with a minimal photo program such as this for your BlackBerry. Simple, quick, and easy – something we can all use in today’s hustle and bustle. SplashPhoto is yours for the reasonable price of $29.95 USD and is available from their official site.

Appearance: C
Functionality: B+
Security: B+ (not a huge feature, but could come in handy)

BlackBerry Cool rating:
B

  • jason

    I also won a copy of the software in the contest, and I’ve been using it, not as much lately for one simple reason. You can’t put photos into the program on the phone, if you take a picture while you are out you can’t immediately add it to your collection, you have to add through the desktop then sync it back to your phone.
    That seems to me the main draw back for someone who doesn’t like to be tied to a computer.
    Just thought I would add my 2 cents.

  • jason

    I also won a copy of the software in the contest, and I’ve been using it, not as much lately for one simple reason. You can’t put photos into the program on the phone, if you take a picture while you are out you can’t immediately add it to your collection, you have to add through the desktop then sync it back to your phone.
    That seems to me the main draw back for someone who doesn’t like to be tied to a computer.
    Just thought I would add my 2 cents.

  • jason

    I also won a copy of the software in the contest, and I’ve been using it, not as much lately for one simple reason. You can’t put photos into the program on the phone, if you take a picture while you are out you can’t immediately add it to your collection, you have to add through the desktop then sync it back to your phone.
    That seems to me the main draw back for someone who doesn’t like to be tied to a computer.
    Just thought I would add my 2 cents.