How to import Images onto your Nintendo DSi (Requires DSi and a Windows PC)

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  1. TheLegendofMario
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    Hello Ever wanted to use your own photos on your DSi, well now you can by using Dsi Signature Tool by MrNbaYoh.

    THIS GUIDE IS USA ONLY AT THE MOMENT I WILL ADD OTHER REGION SUPPORT SOON!
    Requirements

    - Nintendo DSi (XL) Console
    - Windows PC

    - SD Card

    - SD Card Reader

    - Microsoft Paint (This is the only "free" photo editor that outputs a compatible Jpeg, that I know of)

    - Dsi Jpeg Signature Tool(obviously)


    -7-zip or WinRar (so you can extract the DSi Signature Tool archive)

    Step One - Take Photo

    Open the DSi Camera app on you DSi, click on SD card and then camera.
    Picture 2. Picture 4.

    Once in camera use the "Normal" lens and take a photo.

    Now hold down the power button. and proceed to the next step.


    Step Two - Use PC

    Remove your SD card from your DSi console and insert it into your Windows PC.

    On Your PC, Download and extract the Dsi Signature Tool to a folder on your PC
    Extracted.PNG

    Step Three - Find an image

    Find an Image that you want to import to your DSi, I'm going to use this image
    8k7Av5J.

    Step Four - Prepare the image

    Now that we have our image it's time to resize it and make it compatible with DSi.

    Now open the start menu and type "paint"(without the quotation marks).
    Now open paint.
    Click on "File" in the top left corner and click on "Open" and select the image you want to import.
    open.PNG
    Next, Click on where it says "Resize"
    Resize.PNG

    Now set the setting to this in the window, and then click "OK"
    Resizesetting.PNG

    After that go to the "File" menu again and select "Save as" and then "JPEG Picture"
    Saveas.PNG
    Name it "Import.jpg"
    Now save it in the DSi Signature Tool folder
    After that Close Paint.

    Step Five - The Fun Part

    Now that we have a properly sized image it's time to convert it for DSi use

    Your DSi's SD Card should be plugged into your PC, if not, do so now

    With your SD card plugged in navigate to the DCIM folder on your SD Card
    DSICard.PNG
    and then to 100NINXX (Choose the folder with the highest numbers)(XX varies depending on the amount of folders)
    DSICard2.PNG

    DSiCard3.PNG

    Now Click on the most recent photo taken and copy it to the DSi Signature Tool directory on your pc and rename it to "DonorImage.jpg"(No quotations).

    Next Drag Import.jpg onto "TransferEXIF.cmd"
    a command prompt will open and it should look like this
    exif.PNG
    Press the Spacebar, Then drag Import.jpg onto "Sign.cmd"

    You'll Then get a window like this
    Sign.PNG
    You will now find a file named "out.jpg" in the DSi Signature Tool Directory.

    Proceed to next Step

    Step Six - Final Step

    Now that you have resized and signed the image it's time to put the image on your SD Card, but first head to SD:\private\ds\app\484E494A and Delete pit.bin(This is very important, Do not skip this step).

    Now copy out.jpg to SD:/DCIM/100NINXX (Choose the folder with the highest numbers)(XX varies depending on the amount of folders)

    Now rename out.jpg according to the Naming scheme of the folder, so if the last photo in the folder is named HNI_0022.JPG then name your picture HNI_0023.JPG and so on.

    Now put your SD Card back in your DSi and turn it on and open the camera and open the Gallery on the SD card section.
    If you did everything correctly, you will see your imported image with the thumbnail of your Donor image. If you see that then you have successfully imported your image, Congrats!
    Picture 7. Picture 6.

    NOTE: If you would like to show images on your home screen copy the image from SD to System (this is an option in DSi Camera app) and then Star it.

    CREDITS

    MrNBAYoh- for developing the signing tool.

    Apache Thunder and ChampionLeake on the DSi Hacking Server - for helping me figure out how to use the tool.
     

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  2. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    You should probably mention that the path to "SD:\private\ds\app\484E494A" for the pit.bin file may vary by region. That folder name is the game code in hex of the photo app I believe and the photo app has a slightly different game code for each region of the console thus the path to that file will be different. ;)
     
  3. TheLegendofMario
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    That's the only change that really needs to be changed for added multi region support.
     
  4. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

    DRAGONBALLVINTAGE Black Tempters Unite!

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    Does not work with flipnote

    I was ready to shock people
     
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  5. SSG Vegeta

    SSG Vegeta GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Time to import some hentai for use with the DSi' unique photo editing tools
     
  6. ThisIsDaAccount

    ThisIsDaAccount GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thank you, I was trying to figure out how to use the signature tool but I had no idea how. I'll be using this a whole lot now :)
     
  7. nkdx

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    Is it possible to sign many pictures at once with this tool ?
     
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  8. tozevleal

    tozevleal Probably the last VinsCool lonk clone :P

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    No... but a simple batch script can do the job
     
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    I don't really know how to code, where can I find this batch script ?
     
  10. tozevleal

    tozevleal Probably the last VinsCool lonk clone :P

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    I guess nobody made it (at least in public) but i could code something
     
  11. WintendoZone

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    That would be nice, seeing as this is could be pretty useful
     
  12. nkdx

    nkdx Advanced Member

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    could you code it for me please, if you have the time? I'd be very grateful. :)
     
  13. Ryccardo

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    Linux/amd64 port with nice packaging and manpage (dsi-photo-converter(1)) you should definitely read :3

    And, how to save jpegs in GIMP: Screenshot_2018-03-19_01-42-40.
     

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  14. TheLegendofMario
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    I will take a look once I reinstall Linux Mint, and will add to guide once I do.
     
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  15. banjo2

    banjo2 little man

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    This works for frames too, right?
     
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  16. Ryccardo

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    It might, though you would probably want to use a frame as the exif template (are they even in "standard" JPEG format?)
     
  17. banjo2

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    Ehh, well the Photo Channel recognizes them

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  18. TheLegendofMario
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    Images imported using this guide do work for making frames.
     
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  19. Gal-axy

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    A little update for this manual. It allows to fix thumbnails and is to be used before signing of jpeg.

    Tool is named NConvert and can be downloaded from xnview web-page.

    Usage is the same as the other tools included. Cmd-file for drag-n-drop with the following code:
    Code:
    @echo off
    nconvert -overwrite -buildexifthumb %1
    pause
    
     
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  20. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot Your average GBAtemp fanboy

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    "THIS GUIDE IS USA ONLY AT THE MOMENT I WILL ADD OTHER REGION SUPPORT SOON!"

    It worked fine on 1.4.5E with HiyaCFW.
    So, as long you have HiyaCFW, it will work on every version.
     
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