How to crop, resize and set wallpapers on your BlackBerry

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Photoshop

Creating a new file in Photoshop

Hit up File > New to get your your blank file started. Now open up your chosen background separately through File > Open… . This can be the original file, or a screencapture (you can copy whatever is on your screen by hitting the Print Screen key on your keyboard and paste it into a blank file).

Resizing a picture in Photoshop

If you did a screenshot, Crop your image first, then Select > All , Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste it into the new image. Now Edit > Free Transform to begin resizing. If you want to stay true to the original, hit the lock button between W and H in order to maintain proportions. This may also involve some background work to fill the background in. In this case, we’ll take the Eyedropper tool to get the image’s background colour, and then use the Paint Bucket tool to fill in the white space. Otherwise, you can just rough the image in to fit.

If there’s any extra work you want to do on the image (redeye, blur, lens flare, whatever floats your Photoshop boat), now is the time to do it. After you’re all done, hit File > Save as… (or Save for Web… if you’re concerned about space) and save the final product. Throw it onto your BlackBerry either by dragging and dropping it via USB while your Media Card is in Mass Storage mode, or e-mail it to your BlackBerry’s e-mail address.

Here are some examples we created using this technique and our t-shirt design.

  • 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…