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Old 09-19-2006, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have already read the post about background images, but it doesn't say anything about resizing images to fit the background. I tried resizing the images to 240x 260, and 260x240, but they still leave black lines on the sides or top and bottom. Anyone find a way to make this work?
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I've resized to 240x260 and haven't had any problems. I've been using Paint Shop Pro... old software, but it works.
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I've resized to 240x260 and haven't had any problems. I've been using Paint Shop Pro... old software, but it works.
Maybe that's the problem. I used paint. lol
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Maybe that's the problem. I used paint. lol
Generally try to avoid paint....it's pretty useless....
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I used Adobe Photoshop and resized to 240 x 260 and it works for me on my 8100.
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Hint:

Once you have the picture on your 8100.

Go to the media section and view the picture.
Zoom in and press the trackball.
Then adjust and center the picture how you would like it to display.
Finally click set as homescreen.

The image should then cover the entire homescreen with out lines on the top or bottom.

Hope this helps. (You are pretty much using zoom to "crop" what goes on the homescreen)
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Hint:

Once you have the picture on your 8100.

Go to the media section and view the picture.
Zoom in and press the trackball.
Then adjust and center the picture how you would like it to display.
Finally click set as homescreen.

The image should then cover the entire homescreen with out lines on the top or bottom.

Hope this helps. (You are pretty much using zoom to "crop" what goes on the homescreen)
YES!!!!!!!!!

That's what I was looking for. Perfect! Thank you.
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I've been using the above method also, zoom/recenter/set as home screen image. however, it distorts the image. i was hoping maybe the 'enhance' option would appear like it does when downloading images from an email. but no dice. anyone figure out how to zoom,crop and not lose the quality? I've even dropped 1MB beautiful pictures onto my media card, open it, zoom in 1 click and it is way distorted...

guess i'll have to edit on the pc and send to the phone, but was trying to do it just on the phone.

Also, why isn't there an option on the camera to take pics in the default dimensions of the home screen? oh well. i still love love love the pearl.
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260 pixels tall by 240 pixels wide.
It fills the screen. I use photoshop to crop/resize the images before using the desktop software to copy the files over onto the Pearl. I think it's best to prepare the images before copying them over.
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this website is also very helpful in reformatting pics for background..

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i found that if you (like me) want to take a picture with the camera and have that image as the background and don't want to put the image on a pc, resize, resample, etc. you can simply just turn your phone clockwise 90 degrees, and snap the picture that way. then, open the image on the phone, rotate to the correct orientation, zoom in one click and you will have a perfect, full screen, NOT DISTORTED image for setting as your background.
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