Quote: Originally Posted by dondon
Hello Anthony, and thank you for your reply.
I have the wallpaper(s) I am using saved locally. I selected it from the Desktop Background window. I tried multiple wallpapers and they all suffer noticeable quality losses when used as a background.
I tried saving it as a jpeg so I could maximize the image quality (disabled color resampling, 100 quality level; I used IrfanView because it has finer control than photoshop). Unfortunately the quality was no better than what Windows does when you give it a non-jpeg background to use.
I guess what I am asking is if I can make Windows display background images in their native format (png, for example), rather than converting to a jpeg.
I think you misunderstood what I was saying.
Put your images in a folder on your desktop, can be any format jpeg bmp png etc...
Now right click desktop / personalize / click desktop background...
At the top click browse
, when it pops up with browse for folder, find the one on your desk top that you created.
Now your images will show on your desktop without Windows converting them to jpeg!! (original file format)
If you still have problems after doing this, then something else is amiss!!