I really cannot understand people who buy mobile phone ringtones, wallpapers and other stuff for their mobile phones. It's very expensive in my opinion and the only advantage that users get over creating their own is that it is more comfortable.
It is however rather easy to create your own and it does not really take that long. Today I'm going to show you how you can easily create mobile phone wallpapers in no time at all.
The application that I'm going to use is called Weys. It provides a few default sizes for several mobile phones including a few Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola phones but also an option to select a custom sized wallpaper.
If you select one of the mobile phones from the list the program window will change to that mobile phone and the display area is the area that will be captured as the wallpaper. The window can be moved around freely.
The custom window can be changed dynamically in size to fit the screen dimensions of mobile phones that are not available as templates.
The wallpapers can be saved in four different image formats including png, jpg, bmp and gif. Weys is offering a great way of creating a mobile phone wallpaper. It is missing an option to capture a larger screen area and reduce the size of it in proportion so that the screen would fit on the mobile phone.
Update: Weys has not been updated in the last years. This may be attributed to the fact that modern smartphones ship with options to use photos as wallpapers. You could either take a photo with the built-in camera to use it as the phone's wallpaper, or download an image from the Internet to use it. It is usually not necessary anymore to cut the image to match the resolution of the phone.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.