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Old 11-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If there is already a thread out there about this, I apologize, I searched to no avail


I was wondering if anyone knows of a good way to shrink photo's so that they will fit perfectly on the blackberry screen (240x280 is it?)

For instance if I have a photo that is too skinny to fit on the screen, is there A way that I can just stretch the photo once, or a program where it wall automatically resize to "240x280"?
As opposed to stretching it a little manually...testing it on the phone...repeat until I get it correct?

Just for reference, I've run across this problem trying to change the "Home Screen Image" on my 8100 and the image is too skinny so I get white space on either side of the photo.
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After you copy it to the BB, go to the picture, press menu/zoom. Then zoom in and out until it fits in the screen and then press menu and set it as the background.
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What if the dimensions are incorrect though?

You know if I just want to strech vertically but not horizontally for instance?
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That's going to make the picture a little distorted, don't you think? When you zoom in, you might cut off some of the edges, but the picture is proportioned correctly.

You can adjust the physical pixels (240x280) with a bunch of programs like Paint, PhotoShop, MS Photo Editor, etc...
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Yea, I know what ya mean, I realize it'll definately distort the image slightly.

As long as I get close when I crop an image I think I will be o.k. It's just that little bit of white on each side of a black photo that really bugs me.
I'll try Microsoft Paint. Thanks....
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Wow, easier than I thought. I just strecthed it to what looked about right and changed the attributes in Paint.
Now my new screensaver fits perfect.

Thanks man!
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fyi it's 260 vertical and 240 horizontal.
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What about Caller ID resolution? Is it also 240 x 260?
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What about Caller ID resolution? Is it also 240 x 260?

Good question, does anybody know the answer to this??


After doing a few of these on Paint last night, I'm wondering if anyone out there does know of a way to quickly stretch or compress a photo and have it fit automatically to the 240x280 screen?

Paint CAN get to be a little tedious...
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fyi it's 260 vertical and 240 horizontal.

Ahhh, thank you, dont know where i got 280?
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If anyone is trying to do this I did figure out a bit of a shortcut on paint


Also here are a few screen savers that I got from cogn dist. and played around with so they'd fit my bb screen

Enjoy

They "have been formatted to fit your screen" Tehehe

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Mine.

Obviously, I zoomed to Full Image and captured the top half (too lazy to resize in PS).

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One way of doing it (i.e the way I do it).

1. Crop the big photo until you get essentially what you want in the crop frame, not worrying about the size of the image, just getting what you want in the image and cutting out the rest. Remember your final image has to be a bit taller than it is wide, but don't sweat it at this step. If in doubt, leave a little extra, as you have to do a final crop later.

2. Now use an image resize tool to shrink the image (preserving the ratio) so that either the height (260) -or- the width (240) is the correct size and the other dimension is greater than it needs to be.

examples:
- resize to vertical=260 and horizontal=anything greater than 240
or
- resize to horizontal=240 and vertical=anything greater then 260

3. Now your image has been resized. Use one final crop to shave off the last few pixels on that side that is too long to get that other dimension into spec. Crop to 260x240

Hope that makes sense.
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Does anyone know the correct size to crop photos to fit the 8100 based on what theme their running?
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i messed around with PS to get the image to fit perfectly on the screen with no zoom required. the 240x260 setting (even if its perfectly proportional) left white space at the top and bottom of the photo.

my settings are:
width: 1.51"
height: 1.637
resolution: 300
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I messed around with "Windows Bitmap Image" and came up with these settings, 1328 x 1440 pixels with 72 dpi. This way there are no white areas around the pic and it is not distorted too much either. I cant show you a preview because the file size is 207 kb, and BBforums limit is 97 kb.
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BTW, if you dont want the pic to take up that much room just cut the 1328x1440 in half, i think the pic is then like 60 or so kb.
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I resize my pics using the link in my siggy
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I too use the "zoom" feature, but what if you don't want to cut the top or the bottom of the pic out?

I wouldn't mind the bars on the side if they were any color besides white. Can you change them to black??
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