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Custom Image & Ringtone Tutorial

by Sable Drakon    Aug 4, 2007, 5:39 AM

For this to work, you're gonna need a few tools.

Audacity []
GIMP [ ]
A FTP web host

For Images:

1. Pick the source image that you want to apply for your custom wallpaper or screensaver.
2. Crop and resize the image to 128 by 160 pixels (This may be the native display resolution of the phone, but the browser ganks it a bit.)
3. Save the image as either a JPEG or a GIF.
4. Upload the image to your FTP server, making a note as to the directory path you've used.
5. On your phone, go to Menu>Web Access>Go to URL
6. Type in the URL for the image you wish to download. (If it fails, try again unless the file is more than 100kb. Unfortunatly, that's the download limit.)
7. When the image fully downloads, you'll be at the image viewer. Just store the image and you're though the most annoying part.

For ringtones:

1. Pick the audio file that you wish to derive the ringtone from.
2. Using Audacity, cut out the part of the file that you want to use. Try to keep it under 25 seconds.
3. When saving the potential ringtone, make sure the file format is MP3 using 32kbps & 44100kHz.
4. Repeat steps 4 through 7 as if it was an image, appropiatly using the proper addresses for what you want.

Applying custom tones and graphics:

1. Go to Menu>Multimedia and pick either Pictures or Sounds.
2. Select Additional Storage Device
3. Then just access your files as if they were in the preloaded/downloaded files section.

And there you go, custom ringtones and graphics on the cheap. At the most, you're spending just 1.5 units on WAP instead of 6.98 units just for the item.

Now, a special note for images. All images will appear crappy, no matter what. Openwave automaticlly resizes the image to 118 by 147 pixels. So make sure that you're not picking something terribly detail rich.

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