Sunday, 10 February 2013

How To Hide and Unhide Picture in Blackberry

Hiding a picture is easy. From your Pictures, find the picture you want to hide. Press the menu key and select properties. Aside from useful information such as file size and dimensions, you'll also see a check box that says Hidden. Checking that box will instantly hide your picture.
It's the un-hiding part that's a little difficult - as it should be. If you hid a picture, you obviously don't want people to find it. Let's just hope you remember the file name and where the picture is when it comes time to unhide it.

A Word of Caution 

In previous BlackBerry OS's, it was possible to select Show All from the menu and your missing picture would appear - sometimes to immediate horror and embarrassment. Nowadays, it's not that simple.  The important thing to do is either store your picture in a folder you can easily find later or give your picture a distict name.  It can be terribly annoying to sift through hundreds of pictures all named IMG20110414569 or something.  The point is, you're going to have to remember some things about your image if you ever want to see it again.

Find that Photo 

Searching for a picture 
While in your Media tab or folder (the screen that has Pictures, Video, Ringtones... on it), press the menu key and select Explore. When the Explorer opens, press the menu key again and select Show All. If you fail to do this, you won't have much luck finding your hidden file. If you know the name of the picture, you can type it to search for it. Otherwise, you'll need to brave the file system to find your picture. You're searching for a greyed-out file, meaning the text will appear grey instead of black.

Some possible folders to look in. 
  • Device -> home -> user -> pictures
  • Media Card -> BlackBerry -> pictures
  • Media Card -> BlackBerry -> camera

Unhide it! 

Unhide a picture 
Once you've found your greyed-out, hidden picture, you'll need to edit its properties. Select the picture, press the menu key, and then choose Properties. Uncheck the box next to Hidden. Your picture will be returned to its rightful place in your Pictures folder.



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