Add a transparent lockscreen wallpaper to Windows Phone 7

Totally forgot to post this yesterday but it’s never too late,right? KeyboardP has posted a short tutorial on how to create transparent wallpapers for the Windows Phone 7 lockscreen. It’s fairly simple to do with any image editing software like Gimp (which is free) or naturally Photoshop. Just ad a transparency channel to your PNG image and you are done (it’s up to you to decide which part of the image is transparent). Given that you can’t transfer PNG files to a Windows Phone 7 via the Zune software yo will have to send them to yourself via email, open the png attachment and set it as your wall paper. Do not save it to your phone thought. Because as I’ve explained many times before all the pictures that you see in the picture viewer are compressed copies of the original images (in jpeg format so you will loose the transparency channel of the PGN in this case). Their are two drawbacks thought: for security reasons this neat trick won’t work if your are using a password locked lockscreen and secondly, transparency also only works once you start moving the lock screen. Video after the break:

  • Chrisxp27

    can u upload the wallpapers?

  • MobileTechWorld

    Hi Chris,

    They are available at the first Hyperlink in the post

  • abhisex

    thnx dude wrks very gud wid my htc hd7