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MiniPaint :: User Guide


MiniPaint is a program designed to edit the photos taken directly with the phone's camera. Thus, there are some considerations to take into account when using this program.

  • Only can be opened images in JPEG and PNG format.
  • The images must have a minimun size of 320x240 and no larger that 1600x1200. If an image is larger that 1280x960 this will be automatically scaled for a max width of 1280.
  • The image produced by MiniPaint will be in JPEG format.

Important This program uses a copy of the picture, there is no possibility of damaging their original pictures.


The clipart

This is one of the main features of MiniPaint. It aims to create funny pictures using clipart.

  1. Open a image for editing. Use the BlackBerry File Explorer for browse and select the photo you want to edit. When an image has been selected, press the BlackBerry button and choose the option "Open with MiniPaint".

    Choosing a picture

    Bellow is showed the main screen of MiniPaint.

    Main screen


  2. Select the size for the image. Use the scale buttons for choose the size of the image that will be created.

    Zoom Out Bigger picture.
    Zoom In Smaller picture.


  3. Move the picture. If needed, move the picture for choosing the specific area where the clipart will be placed. Use the trackwheel for moving the picture. With a CLICK (or holding the ALT key and moving the trackwheel you leave the drawing area).


  4. Select the clipart.

    Clipart Show the clipart screen.
    When you select a clipart, this will be placed into the drawing area.

    Clipart position

    Use the trackwheel for moving the clipart. With a CLICK (or holding the ALT key and moving the trackwheel you leave the drawing area).


  5. Select the size for the clipart.
    Zoom Out Bigger clipart.
    Zoom In Smaller clipart.


  6. Rotate the clipart. If needed, rotate the clipart. This is a cool feature of MiniPaint that lets you put a clipart in a more accurate position and obtain much more real photos.

    Left rotate Rotate the clipart to the left.
    Right rotate Rotate the clipart to the right.

    The following picture the clipart was moved, scaled and rotated. Important:  please note the quality of the clipart after the transformations.

    Clipart transformation


  7. Apply the changes.To paint the clipart over the photo, you must confirm the changes. Use the following button.
    Apply Changes Apply changes over the clipart.

    After placing a clipart you can add others more. In the following picture was added another clipart.

    Two clipart


  8. Save the photo. Close the clipart screen, press the BlackBerry button and choose "Save Image".

    Saving image