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21 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Windows Seven Slideshow

Tonight I was fooling around with Windows and I discovered the built-in Wallpaper Slideshow. I made a folder and d/l some wallpaper. The problem I ran into wa that every wallpaper on the slideshow was blurry. They were not sharp like when you just put one image in from the preloaded wallpaper that came with Win 7. Has anyone else run into this? I am thinking that maybe the wallpaper was not not the right size for my resolution and so they did not show correctly. Can anyone give me some hints on what might have gone wrong? Thanks


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21 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jim

For the best picture quality, the image pixel dimensions should be the same as the screen resolution. You might also try different Picture position (step 6) settings to see if one may look better than the other.
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22 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim

For the best picture quality, the image pixel dimensions should be the same as the screen resolution. You might also try different Picture position (step 6) settings to see if one may look better than the other.
Thanks for the reply.
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22 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Jim. Please let us know how it went.
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22 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I searched for a site that had my resolution of wallpaper. I found this site that looked really good. Widescreen 1440x900 Desktop Backgrounds, Wallpapers and Pictures The widescreen 1440X900 is what I have mine set at. I d/l some and they still did not look right on my desktop. They look too big, I went though all of the positions, fill, fit, etc., but no help. I am at a loss.
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22 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

How did you download those?

It gave me an EXE file to install them. Not sure I trust that. Otherwise if you just right click on the and save it, it will be a 500x375 image instead.
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22 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
How did you download those?

It gave me an EXE file to install them. Not sure I trust that. Otherwise if you just right click on the and save it, it will be a 500x375 image instead.
I just did a right click and saved in my directory. I guess that is where I am messing up. It changes the resolution then. I would not d/l using the exe. Do you know of any safe places to get some good wallpaper? Thanks for your help.
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22 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I found some pretty good 1400x900 wallpapers at the Google link below. You can verify the image size by looking in the Windows Explorer details pane after downloading them.

1440x900 wallpapers - Google Search
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22 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I found some pretty good 1400x900 wallpapers at the Google link below. You can verify the image size by looking in the Windows Explorer details pane after downloading them.

1440x900 wallpapers - Google Search

I appreciate your time searching, but I didn't expect you to look for me. I just thought you might know of a good site. Thanks for your trouble, I will check it out.
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22 Dec 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem. I just hope that you find some that will display properly for you.
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