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