SplashPhoto User Guide

Table of Contents


SplashPhoto Desktop
Installing Images
  Edit Dialog
  Browsing the Desktop Catalog
  Desktop Preferences
  Editing Multiple Images
Browsing the Handheld Catalog
Image View
  Full Screen View
  Image View Options Menu
  Image Details

  Pan & Zoom

  Slideshow Options


SplashPhoto is a fast, easy to use image viewer for the Nokia Series 60 phones. SplashPhoto allows users to organize images on their handhelds for individual or slideshow viewing. It is designed to provide optimal image viewing within the confines of a handheld's reduced display size and limited memory. In addition, SplashPhoto includes desktop software that synchronizes with the handheld, for editing, optimizing, installing, organizing and cataloging images.


Connect your device to your desktop computer. Run the Installer and follow the on screen instructions. At the end of installation, the software will install on the mobile device. The installer installs the following files:

  • SplashPhoto Desktop -- The desktop application.
  • SPPlatform.dll -- Extension for the desktop application.
  • SplashPhoto.SIS -- The handheld software.
  • SplashPhoto User Guide -- This User Guide.


When you launch SplashPhoto you will be prompted to enter a registration code or to run in Trial mode. You may run the software for 30-days in full-functioning Trial mode. The Trial software and Registered software are identical. Once the trial period ends you must purchase and enter a registration code to continue using the software. You do not need to re-install the software. Simply enter a registration code and your Trial version will be converted into a Registered version and all images will remain intact.


If you have questions about the use of SplashPhoto, there are a number of resources available:

SplashPhoto FAQ - Questions and answers for troubleshooting problems with SplashPhoto.

Contact Support - If your question is not answered in the FAQ, use this form to contact us.

SplashData Forum - Users of SplashData products discuss the software and solutions to various problems.


  1. Connect your device to your desktop. Note: You will need to have the PC Suite software that came with your device installed for SplashPhoto Desktop to function.
  2. Launch the SplashPhoto Desktop application.
  3. Drag images into the SplashPhoto application window to add them to your catalog. Or click the Add button in SplashPhoto to browse for images.
  4. The Edit dialog will automatically open for each image you have added. You may edit the Name, Category, Location, Zoom, Contrast, Brightness and cropping of each image. Click Next to page through the series of images you just added. Click Done when your changes are complete. The catalog displays the images you have added.
  5. Click on the Sync button in the SplashPhoto Desktop.
  6. Launch SplashPhoto on the handheld and view the images!

SplashPhoto Desktop

The SplashPhoto desktop application allows you to add or remove images from your SplashPhoto catalog, categorize and add notes to images, crop and edit those images, and then synchronize the changes with your handheld.

Launch the SplashPhoto Desktop to access your image catalog.

Installing Images

To add an image to your catalog, either click the Add button or drag an image file into the application window from somewhere on your computer. Supported image types include JPG, GIF, and BMP. SplashPhoto will convert all images to JPG format.

When you add an image to the catalog, the Edit Dialog opens so you can adjust the Image Details of each image added.

Once you have finished editing the Image Details, click Sync and the images in your catalog will be synchronized to the handheld.

Edit Dialog

  • Name: change the name of the image.
  • Location: Choose to either install the image to Internal memory or an External
    Memory Card. When installing to a card, the images will be stored in the SplashPhoto directory.
  • Category: Sets the category the image will belong to.
  • Notes: Add any additional information.
  • Crop: Check this box to automatically crop the image and resize it to fit your device’s screen. Leave this unchecked to install the full image.
  • Zoom/Crop: Use the slider to adjust the size and cropping of the image. Then click and drag on the image preview to adjust the crop.
  • Contrast: Use the slider to adjust how sharp the image is.
  • Brightness: Use the slider to adjust how bright the image is.
  • Rotate: Click the buttons to rotate 90 degrees in either direction.
  • Landscape Orientation: You have the option of changing the orientation from Portrait to Landscape. This option will be hidden on devices with square displays.
  • Previous/Next: If you have selected multiple images, these buttons will move forward or back through the series of images.
  • Done: Click Done if you have made all of the edits you wish to make for the entire series.
  • Cancel: This clears any edits you have made to the current image and returns to the image catalog.

Browsing the Desktop Catalog

When you open SplashPhoto Desktop, your user name will appear at the top of the window. To change users, Click on the User menu and select the user.

You can view your images on the desktop a number of different ways. At the top left of the SplashPhoto Desktop window, there are 4 view buttons available:

  • List View: Displays all of the details of the images in a list. The columns displayed can be changed by choosing Show Columns from the Edit menu.
  • Detail View: Displays Thumbnail, Name, Category, Location, Dimensions, Size, and Notes. Note: The Detail View is particularly useful for changing an image's location or category.
  • Thumbnail View: Displays large thumbnails and the image Name.
  • Gallery View: Displays small thumbnails only.

These view options are also available from the View Menu.

In the top middle of the application window, there is a pull-down menu from which you can filter by the Location of the images.

  • All: Displays all images in all locations.
  • Internal: Displays images installed on the handheld’s internal memory.
  • Card: Displays images installed on the handheld's external memory card.
    Note: SplashPhoto catalogs all images stored in the \Images directory.

The top right pull-down allows you to filter by the Category of the images. You can also select Edit Categories from the pull-down list and add, delete, or change the categories you can select from.

Desktop Preferences

The Preferences for the SplashPhoto Desktop allow you to set a default action for adding images to the catalog. Access the Preferences from the Edit menu.

You can set the default Location that you wish to be applied to newly added images.

Set the Category for new images added to the catalog.

Note: The default location and category are applied to new images when viewing All images. If you are filtering the catalog by a specific category or location when you add images to the catalog, that category and/or location will be applied to the new images.

Set the Orientation for new images. Auto orientation will automatically select the appropriate orientation to match the aspect ratio of the image.

The check box for Resize to fit screen is the same option as in the Edit Dialog. It automatically crops the picture to best fit the handheld screen. Unchecking this will install the full size image.

The check box for Automatically open Edit Images dialog allows you to bypass the Edit Dialog. This is especially useful if you have set a default action for all images and want to have these settings automatically applied to each image without having to preview each image.

Finally, there is a slider to adjust the quality/compression of the JPGs that will be installed on your device. Higher quality means larger image files, requiring more memory on the device which may take longer to display.

Editing Multiple Images

You can select multiple images by shift-clicking or control-clicking them in the catalog, and select Assign Category from the File menu to apply the same category to all of the images. Likewise, you can move the selected images to the same location (Internal or Card) by selecting Change Location from the File menu. And you can delete a group of images by clicking the Delete button.

Browsing the Handheld Catalog

On the handheld, launch SplashPhoto from the Applications Launcher by selecting its icon and depressing the nav pad.

Browser Views

You can view your images on the handheld a number of different ways. There are 4 Browser View modes you can switch between using the the Browser View menu or by using the number pad (1, 2, 3 or 4):

List View (1): Displays the Name, Category, and Size of image in a list. The columns displayed can be changed in Preferences.

• Detail View (2): Displays Thumbnail, Name, Category, Location, Dimensions, Size, Date and Notes.

• Large Thumbnail View (3): Displays large thumbnails and the image Name.

• Small Thumbnail View (4): Displays small thumbnails only.

List View

Detail View

Large Thumbnail

Small Thumbnail View



Choosing Category from the Options menu allows you to filter images by Category.

You can also select Edit Categories from the list to add, delete, or rename categories.


Choosing Location from the Options menu allows you to filter by the Location of the images.

• All: Displays images in all locations.
• Internal: Displays images installed on the handheld’s internal memory.
• Card
: Displays images installed on the handheld's external memory card.

Image View

Full Screen View

To view a full screen image, simply depress the nav pad with a selected image from List, Thumbnail, Gallery, or Detail views. Page through the images by pressing up or down on the nav pad.

Depress the nav pad again to exit back to one of the Browser views.

Press the left soft key to open the Options menu.


Image View Options Menu

There is a different menu available from Image View mode which looks like this:

Details: Displays the Image Details dialog.
Categorize: Displays a list of categories to assign the image to.
Move: Displays a list of Locations to move the image to.

Delete: Deletes the image; can also be acheived by pressing the C button.
Send as: Sends the image via IR Beaming, Bluetooth, MMS, or email, if available.
Exit: Exits the SplashPhoto application.

Image Details

In the Image Details dialog you can review and modify the image attributes.

Name -- Use this field to rename the image.
Category -- You can assign each image to one of the user-definable categories.
Location -- You can change the location of the image.
Res -- Displays the resolution of the image.
Size -- Displays the file size of the image.
Date -- Displays the date the image was created.
Private -- Check this box to mark the image private. It will be hidden if Security settings are correctly set.
Note -- Use this field to add additional information about the image.

Pan & Zoom

While viewing an image full screen select Zoom mode from the Options menu to pan/zoom the image. While in zoom mode you can use the Options menu or the numeric keypad to control the zoom level:

1 - Fit to Screen
2 - Zoom out
3 - Zoom in
4 - 100%

And you may use the 5-way navigator to pan the image up/down/left/right. Press the navigator to exit Zoom mode.


Select Slideshow: Start from the Options Menu to start a slideshow. All of the images currently in view will be displayed in the slideshow and the slideshow will start from the currently selected image. Images will be displayed according to your Slideshow Preferences.

Stop the slideshow by depressing the nav pad.

Slideshow Options

Access the Slideshow Preferences on the handheld by choosing Slideshow: Options... from the Options Menu in the browser.

Frame duration: Select and depress the nav pad to select the length of time you would like each image to display during a Slideshow. You can set the duration to Manual as well, and use the nav pad to page through the images as you please.

Image order: Select and depress the nav pad to switch between Random and Sequential order for the slideshow to present the images.

Keep backlight on: Select this option to keep the backlight on your phone from turning off while running a slideshow.




The following commands are available from the Options menu.

Browser view: Switches the Browser View mode.
Select which categories are to be displayed.
Location: Select which locations are to be displayed.
Select to either run the Slideshow or alter Slideshow Preferences.
Details: Opens the Image Details dialog.
Assign a category to the selected image.
Categorize All -- Allows you to change the Category of all images that are currently in view. For example, this could be very useful to assign all the unfiled images to a category.
Move the selected image from one Location (internal memory or memory card) to another.
Move All
-- Allows you to move all images currently in view to and from external memory cards. For example, you could move all images on internal memory to an external memory card.
Deletes the selected image. Can also be accomplished with the C button.
Delete All
-- Deletes all images currently in view.
Send the selected image via Infrared, Bluetooth, Multimedia, or email.
Preferences: Opens the Preferences dialog.
-- Opens the Security dialog where you can hide or show images marked Private.
Exit -- Exits SplashPhoto.


You can access Preferences on the phone by selecting it from the Options menu in the SplashPhoto browser.

Sort By: Select and depress the nav pad to select a different image detail to sort by.
Sort direction: Select and depress the nav pad to switch the sort order.
Location column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Location column.
Category column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Category column.
Size column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Size column.
Dimensions column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Dimensions column.
Date column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Date column.
Note column: Select and depress the nav pad to show/hide the Note column.
Auto-Rotate: Select and depress the nav pad to auto-rotate images to best fit the aspect ratio of the screen.


You can mark an image as Private to hide that image from view. Mark an image private either in the SplashPhoto Desktop or in the Image Details on the handheld.

To hide images marked Private:

  1. Open SplashPhoto and choose Security from the Options menu in any of the catalog views.
  2. Change the Current Privacy to Hide Records and press OK.

You can also set a password that will be required to unhide private images once you have set it.

Note: All images marked Private will remain hidden until you change the Security setting back to Show Records.