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  1. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    Nope, your picture is fine, I don't see it there

    Posted via CB10
    Sorry I took so long.. trying another experiment.

    I grab this cool high rez wallpaper off a website:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-1374827475667_901210.jpg

    Then I took a screen grab of it on my z10 .. and here's the file:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000237.jpg

    I've copied both files over to my computer and reviewed the image quality. Other than the original high rez file had a square aspect ratio, and of course when I screen capture it I will get a loss of resolution due to trying to fit a square into a rectangle.. I see no loss of quality from the screen grab. What do you think?

    ASIDE: I'm gonna try to screen capture one with the same aspect ratio right now..
    07-26-13 04:38 PM
  2. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    Alright, I think this is a better example. Same Aspect ratios 768 x1280:

    Original Picture:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-colorful_street.jpg

    Screengrab:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000238.jpg

    I can't tell a difference

    Now if you're not experiencing this with your z10 the questions is why?
    07-26-13 04:47 PM
  3. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    I understand exactly what you're talking about, Obi_El. I always wonder the same thing regarding the degradation of quality of any pic I use as my display avatar.

    I wonder if the better overall quality of the pic leads to less blurrinessm...



    When you wife has it set as her display avatar and you go to click on her display avatar, do you notice any change in the picture quality? The change is only visible when the pic is placed as the avatar.


    Posted via CB10
    I'll have to check it on my wife's z10 when I get home... basically the image I produced was going into her bbm profile on my z10 and clicking on her avatar picture, then bbm allows me to save on my z10.. so as you can see the rez is high quality.

    I'll keep the thread posted when I get my hands on her phone
    Last edited by lynxs_claw; 07-26-13 at 05:10 PM.
    07-26-13 04:50 PM
  4. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    So at least here's the particular's of my z10

    Model: STL100-3 (on Rogers)
    OS: 10.1.0.273
    OS Version 10.1.0.1720

    The BBM version I have is the latest BETA offering Blackberry channels (can't remember what version the latest one is)
    07-26-13 05:02 PM
  5. eddy_berry's Avatar
    Hey Obi! I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I always try and replicate. I wanted to know how you go about changing your display pic. I have a Q10 but I tried and I used a pic I took of a toy monkey (what? It's cute) and it gave me options to crop so I did a little and it came out perfectly as my display pic. It reduced in quality somewhat but it does that to look decent in its tiny format and also not be a burden on data when you or your friends change theirs. If it is a very detailed photo it may end up looking horrible as a display pic.

    Original
    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000204.jpg

    Cropped display pic blown up
    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000619.png

    I dunno. It looks fuzzy but it doesn't matter as most people will view a tiny version of it anyway. But I totally understand. If you put up like a vaca pic and you want your bbm peeps to see it then it kind of hinders it. Ok take care.
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    07-26-13 05:03 PM
  6. Obi_El's Avatar
    Sorry I took so long.. trying another experiment.

    I grab this cool high rez wallpaper off a website:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Then I took a screen grab of it on my z10 .. and here's the file:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_00000237.jpg 
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ID:	186236

    I've copied both files over to my computer and reviewed the image quality. Other than the original high rez file had a square aspect ratio, and of course when I screen capture it I will get a loss of resolution due to trying to fit a square into a rectangle.. I see no loss of quality from the screen grab. What do you think?

    ASIDE: I'm gonna try to screen capture one with the same aspect ratio right now..
    No you aren't getting me, use the high resolution wallpaper as your avatar picture on BBM and see if the overall quality of the picture drops, it does for me, gets all blurry.

    Posted via CB10
    07-26-13 05:03 PM
  7. lynxs_claw's Avatar

    I dunno. It looks fuzzy but it doesn't matter as most people will view a tiny version of it anyway. But I totally understand. If you put up like a vaca pic and you want your bbm peeps to see it then it kind of hinders it. Ok take care.
    Good point.. even though the z10 takes a high rez picture, if you end up cropping a small portion of the image, if you happen to blow it up full size on the screen it'll be low rez. very good point eddy_berry.

    Therefore, take a closer image so the display image cropped with be at a high resolution and it should look better. I'm sure that's what my wife did.
    07-26-13 05:07 PM
  8. Obi_El's Avatar
    I understand exactly what you're talking about, Obi_El. I always wonder the same thing regarding the degradation of quality of any pic I use as my display avatar.

    I wonder if the better overall quality of the pic leads to less blurriness.


    Posted via CB10
    Yeah probably, or maybe BBM can't handle higher quality pictures so it just reduces the quality of the pic to what suits it.


    Posted via CB10
    07-26-13 05:08 PM
  9. Obi_El's Avatar
    eddy_berry oh okay I understand what you are saying, yeah it's clearer on smaller screens I checked on my friends Bold and my display picture was clear, but on my Z10 it's a bit blurry, I guess on other Z10's it will probably look the same as it does on mine. Thanks for the heads up though

    Posted via CB10
    07-26-13 05:20 PM
  10. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    Yeah, confirmed on my z10.. picture taken of a picture on my z10 vs. my display bbm picture. The result is less resolution and the compression shows a slightly softer image of the original:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000240.jpg


    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000242.jpg
    07-26-13 05:29 PM
  11. TheHK's Avatar
    I have this problem. I think BB10 devices see your display pic normally but legacy devices see them blurry

    Posted via CB10
    07-26-13 05:29 PM
  12. Raestloz's Avatar
    Like I said: down scaled to support BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 devices. BlackBerry 8520 had 320x240 screen resolution, it can't handle 500x500 image (which I assume is the resolution your BBM is trying to display)

    Basically, cropped-downscaled-upscaled again.

    Original pic:

    Attachment 186883

    Original pic, screenshot:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000093.png

    BBM display picture screen:

    Pics taken with camera appear blurry when I use them as my display picture on BBM-img_00000094.png

    STL 100-1 10.1.0.273
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    07-29-13 02:56 AM
  13. Obi_El's Avatar
    Like I said: down scaled to support BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 devices. BlackBerry 8520 had 320x240 screen resolution, it can't handle 500x500 image (which I assume is the resolution your BBM is trying to display)

    Basically, cropped-downscaled-upscaled again.

    Original pic:

    Attachment 186883

    Original pic, screenshot:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    BBM display picture screen:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    STL 100-1 10.1.0.273
    Oh okay, I see that now. Thanks.

    Posted via CB10
    07-29-13 09:26 AM
  14. Estelle van Dyk's Avatar
    I've got the same problem, wtih my q 10. Normal foto blurr as we put it on our bbm pp

    Posted via CB10
    07-31-13 08:49 AM
  15. Estelle van Dyk's Avatar
    I'm still looking for a Mp3 downloader that works with my q10, for free music

    Posted via CB10
    07-31-13 08:50 AM
  16. Obi_El's Avatar
    I'm still looking for a Mp3 downloader that works with my q10, for free music

    Posted via CB10
    Try TopMusic, it's in blackberry world, there aren't many songs to choose from but it's alright

    Posted via CB10
    07-31-13 11:11 AM
  17. citistars's Avatar
    Thanks to BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.1047 leak, the Contact Photo issue has been solved beatifully. The display images are now crispy.

    This release has many other improvements such as full radio support, lockscreen previews, android app player improvements and much more. Leaked BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.1047 is for all BlackBerry 10 devices:

    Leaked BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.1047 for all BlackBerry 10 devices | CrackBerry.com
    08-03-13 11:35 AM
  18. lovelylawww's Avatar
    This is sooooo annoying!!!! The down scaling should go, we want high rez DPs

    Posted via CB10
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    08-06-13 04:48 AM
  19. devin266's Avatar
    Any way around this then. Its really bugging me..
    10-15-13 03:00 PM
  20. LamarStarr's Avatar
    apparently there's a fix in 10.2

    Posted via CB10
    10-15-13 04:55 PM
  21. devin266's Avatar
    I have 10.2 installed. And it's still blurry as he'll

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-13 03:42 AM
  22. Raestloz's Avatar
    Try to re-set your picture.

    That is, assign a picture again.

    Z10 STL100-1/10.1.0.4633
    10-22-13 11:23 AM
  23. DCBerry21's Avatar
    My BBM display picture is still blurry. Am I missing something? Is there a fix for this?

    Z10 STL100-1 on 10.2.1.1925
    02-11-14 01:15 PM
  24. DCBerry21's Avatar
    I don't have this resolution problem with WhatsApp or LINE. Why is this a problem with BBM? Just wondering...

    Z10 STL100-1 on 10.2.1.1925
    02-17-14 03:51 AM
  25. tinochiko's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed an improvement since BBM10.3? Or for iPhone + Andorid users at least?

    TechCraze C0008DDD1
    02-20-14 06:04 AM
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