You guys loved our FREE Metro Icon Set so we thought of adding more Metro Icons for all you developers and enthusiasts out there. This awesome set is by dAKirby309 the same dude who gave us the last metro icon …
RKlenka on xda-dev has figured out how to get the awesome transparent effect back on to Windows Phone devices. Unlike the previous method where you can set transparent effect by deleting out content from the image and setting the area as a transparent space and saving the image as PNG, this method involves a bit more work. The trick is repeating the image vertically. Not all images will look good on the lock screen with this effect , but at least some images that don’t look awkward while repeated vertically can be used on the home screen. After adding the transparency effect for them they have to be saved as a PNG and transferred to your Phone via email ( just like the previous method ).
You guys loved out initial Minimalist Super hero Wallpaper Pack so we have decided to run with some more DC and Marvel content. Hope you like em
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is almost upon us and if you have seen the trailers you know that the movie has Awesomesauce all over it and what is better than having Transformers wallpaper on your Windows Phone ? Having Transparent Windows Phone Wallpapers ( Tutorial ) of course !!!
I have got a few requests for a video tutorial on how to get the transparent effect for wallpapers on the lock screen , we did cover this little trick a while go , but thought it might be nice to have a video tutorial on the topic , so here it is.
A couple of thing to note :
- If you have a PIN lock on your phone this trick might not work
- Transparent wallpapers will only work if the image support transparency and is in the PNG format ( I don’t think .gif is supported on Windows Phone )
- Don’t resize the images when you send it via email, keep them at 480×800
keyboardP a windows phone 7 developer has just uncovered that you can use Transparent images as wallpapers on Windows Phone 7 lock screen. It looks quite nice , now you can take a quick glance at your home screen without unlocking your device. Installing these wallpapers is a bit tricky coz if you try to sync the wallpaper via the zune app it will convert the PNG image to JPG and so all the transparency is lost :( , but there is a way around it.
Here is what keyboardP had to say about it
I decided to try and email myself the image as a PNG and download it via the phone. This seemed to work perfectly. Simply send yourself an email with the image attached, then open the email on your phone and save the image. When you view the image, you have an option of setting it as your wallpaper.