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How to Assign an Image on Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

On the Galaxy Tab, pictures can be used for more than just viewing in the Gallery app. You can assign pictures you have taken or imported to be images used for your contacts or wallpaper on your Tab.

How to assign an image to a Galaxy Tab contact

You can set any image for a contact. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an image you’ve taken with the Galaxy Tab; any image you find in the Gallery app will do. Follow these steps:

  1. View an image in the gallery.

  2. Touch the Menu icon button.

  3. Choose Set Picture As.

    If the Set Picture As command doesn’t appear, you cannot use that image; not every album allows its images to be set for contacts.

  4. Choose Contact Photo.

  5. Scroll the Tab’s Contacts list and choose a particular contact.

    You can use the Search command to easily locate a contact when you have an abundance of them.

  6. Crop the image.

  7. Touch the OK button.

    Or, touch the X (Cancel) button to chicken out or change your mind.

The contact’s image is set and you’re returned to view the image in the gallery.

Images changed for a Google contact are instantly synchronized with your Google account on the Internet.

How to set an image as Galaxy Tab wallpaper

You can choose as the Galaxy Tab’s Home screen background or wallpaper any picture that’s viewable in the Gallery app. Basically, you follow the same steps as you would to assign the picture to a contact, but in Step 4, choose Lock Screen or Wallpaper instead of Contact Photo. Then skip to Step 6.

The Lock Screen is the background image you see when the Tab is locked; the Wallpaper is the background displayed behind icons and widgets on the Home screen.

Touch the Home icon button to see the new wallpaper.

You can also change wallpaper by long-pressing the Home screen and choosing the Wallpapers category.