Mon 1 Mar 2010
Recently I purchased an I-Mate Ultimate 8502 smartphone. Seems the company has gone under or at least dormant, so Expansys were selling the handsets off cheaply. Was just what I wanted, a smartphone with no contract, not locked to any network.
Setting the phone up I wanted to set the today screen wallpaper, seemed simple enough go to Start/Settings/Today and use the browse and tick the Use this picture as the background box. Except that all the images I tried to use appeared whitish, turns out that is the transparency setting, and there was no option to adjust it when setting the wallpaper that way.
There is another way to set the wallpaper, open the File Explorer program, navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to use, click on the image you want to use, it will be displayed, click the menu option at the bottom right of the screen, click the Set As Today Background option, it then displays a thumbnail of the image with a selection box over it to select the area of the image to display, and a box to select the transparency, set 0 for no transparency, then click OK at the top right of the screen.
This works for me, your mileage may vary.