How to crop, resize and set wallpapers on your BlackBerry

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1. Format the picture for your screen size

First, you’ll need to find a picture you like. In the Firefox Browser, just right-click on an image, hit Save Image As… and put it somewhere you’ll remember. Drag and drop it to your BlackBerry when connected via USB or e-mail it to your BlackBerry’s e-mail address to get it. Just remember, pictures brought in this way might not fit your home screen so nicely.

You can also use images right from your BlackBerry. To use a picture taken with its camera, hit the Menu key after taking the shot and select Set as Home Screen Image. You can also nab pictures from your BlackBerry Browser – just select it and chose Save Image from the menu. When choosing the path you’re saving to, you can set the picture to your home screen right away.

To set previously saved images (either from the camera, browser, desktop or anything else saved on your Media Card), open the Media application, browse to the image you want to use, hit the menu key and Set as Home Screen Image. Just keep in mind that these methods won’t do much in the way of resizing

The easy way to go about resizing is to shoot your chosen image through our BlackBerry Wallpaper Generator which does all the work for you. Just upload your picture, put in your e-mail address, and the resized picture will be sent to you.

If you’re looking for something a little more finely-crafted, there’s a few ways you can go about it.

First, create a blank file in an image editor (we’ll show you steps for Photoshop and Paint) that matches your screen’s dimensions. They are:

  • 240 x 160: BlackBerry 72xx and 75xx models
  • 240 x 260: BlackBerry 71xx, 81xx (Pearl) models
  • 240 x 240: BlackBerry 77xx models
  • 320 x 240: BlackBerry 83xx (Curve), 87xx, 88xx models

  • http://indroo.net/ indroo

    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from BerryCoder.com. Its freeware.

  • http://indroo.net/ indroo

    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from BerryCoder.com. Its freeware.

  • http://indroo.net/ indroo

    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from BerryCoder.com. Its freeware.

  • http://indroo.net/ indroo

    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from BerryCoder.com. Its freeware.

  • http://indroo.net indroo

    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from BerryCoder.com. Its freeware.

  • JerryD

    I Highly recommend (FREE!) FastStone Photo Resizer (version 2.6)!
    Get it here:
    http://www.faststone.org/
    Start the application, set a destination directory for your resized pic, you can optionally convert any format to JPG, click the Advanced button to set the resize you want (I do NOT recommend checking the “Smart Crop” option), select the pics you want to resize, and click Convert.

  • JerryD

    I Highly recommend (FREE!) FastStone Photo Resizer (version 2.6)!
    Get it here:
    http://www.faststone.org/
    Start the application, set a destination directory for your resized pic, you can optionally convert any format to JPG, click the Advanced button to set the resize you want (I do NOT recommend checking the “Smart Crop” option), select the pics you want to resize, and click Convert.

  • Nubia

    I want to know how i can crop an image after i take it with the blackberry 8900 camera right from the phone?

  • Nubia

    I want to know how i can crop an image after i take it with the blackberry 8900 camera right from the phone?

  • http://www.jacehall.tv/ Jean

    I still have problems with both programs mentioned…I have to do it on the computer first..seems more effecient that way….Dude, seems like the Blackberry definately has some bugs to work out, but windows mobile is realible…we’ll see how they work it out, by the way i ran
    accross this site the other day and the idea behind it was quite interesting. This website offers a service where you can have 2 phones lines and 2 voicemail feed into one phone.
    Check it out…

    http://www.secondvoice.com

    We’ll see if Blackberry listens to thier clients’ complaints…

  • http://www.jacehall.tv Jean

    I still have problems with both programs mentioned…I have to do it on the computer first..seems more effecient that way….Dude, seems like the Blackberry definately has some bugs to work out, but windows mobile is realible…we’ll see how they work it out, by the way i ran
    accross this site the other day and the idea behind it was quite interesting. This website offers a service where you can have 2 phones lines and 2 voicemail feed into one phone.
    Check it out…

    http://www.secondvoice.com

    We’ll see if Blackberry listens to thier clients’ complaints…