Create Mobile Phone Wallpapers

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 31, 2008
Updated • Dec 1, 2012

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.


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  1. iruk said on February 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm


  2. rekhaaribam said on January 29, 2010 at 12:10 am


  3. Daniel said on August 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I’d rather do it myself.
    Do PrintScreen, open IrfanView, paste, select area, fine adjust selection, crop, save. Done, no need for fancy tools.
    It’s almost like installing a program that does copy&paste or something of that sort…

  4. Rarst said on July 31, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    More of eye-candy than useful app. :) Any image editor and most of image viewers are capable of cropping picture to the size needed.

    btw Weys is unmaintained, I think it was more of experiment than proper application.

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