How to crop, resize and set wallpapers on your BlackBerry

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Even if you don’t have Photoshop, but you’re running Windows, you can do this the old-timey style. Hit up Start > Run… > mspaint. Now, keep in mind this won’t be quite as fancy as Photoshop. File > Open… your image and use the Select tool to chose the area you want as a background. You’ll notice little squares all around the selected area - you can drag those around to resize, and the dimensions of the area will show in the bottom-right as you move around. Get it to your device’s screen size, but just make sure to not let go of your mouse button, as the more you warp the image and let go of the mouse button, the more distorted it gets. Edit > Undo is your friend in that case. The best way to go is to shrink from the sides rather than the diagonals, since it’s easier to make sure you’ve got the width or height right, rather than both at once.

After you’re satisfied with the size, Edit > Copy your selection, then File > New for a fresh file. Go to Image > Attributes… to change the canvas size to your screen size, then Edit > Paste your picture in. Now you can File > Save your picture as a JPEG and get it onto your BlackBerry via USB or e-mail.

  • 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...

    We'll see if Blackberry listens to thier clients' complaints...
  • Nubia
    I want to know how i can crop an image after i take it with the blackberry 8900 camera right from the phone?
  • JerryD
    I Highly recommend (FREE!) FastStone Photo Resizer (version 2.6)!
    Get it here:
    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.
  • indroo
    You can resize images or photos without leaving your BlackBerry handheld using small apps called Shrink It from Its freeware.
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