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Windows 7: How to put image on desktop - Not a background image

02 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to put image on desktop - Not a background image

How can I put an image on my desktop background?

I don't want it to be the whole background - just a 400-pixel image on the desktop background.

If possible, I would like to place it not in the center and to be able to choose which monitor to put it on.

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Thanks!

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03 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK this might help.
Resize the image to the size you want and Right Click Desktop > Personalize > Desktop Background > Choose Your Image(s) > Select "Centered" in Picture Position (bottom).
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03 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Resize the image to the size you want and Right Click Desktop > Personalize > Desktop Background > Choose Your Image(s) > Select "Centered" in Picture Position (bottom).
Thank you for your response. I already tried what you suggest, but that centers my image. I do not want it centered.

And, if possible, I would like to be able to choose which monitor it's on.
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03 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Oops sorry, my bad, I thought you wanted to center it.
On the other hand, where do you wanna place it? I don't exactly understand your desired layout.
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03 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have two monitors. I want to be able to put the image on one monitor somewhere other than being limited to the center.

I want to position it relative to the way I have my desktop icons laid out. For instance, centered approximately in the lower left-hand quadrant or somewhere on the left side of the right-hand monitor.
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03 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well, you can open MS paint, then extend the area to your desktop size e.g. 1024x768 (and fill in the color you want) then paste your image and place it wherever you want.
Hope that helps.
P.S Sorry but I can't help you with the Monitor prob, I've never had the least experience of using any screen except my good ol' monitor.
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05 Jan 2013   #7
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

I guess you need a photo of something or someone dear on your desktop, but not as the desktop background, just as a photo in a frame frame/sticky.

If my guess is correct, visit either XWidget and XLaunchpad Homepage - Powerful Widget Engine with visual widget editor. or Yahoo! Widgets. They have some nice picture frame/sticky widgets. I have tried the both earlier. Both are good.
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08 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

You can do that using the "Slide Show Gadget".

1. Make a folder somewhere and put the image you want in that folder. (Only that image)
2. Open up settings in Slide Show gadget and select the folder. Since there is only one image in that folder, there will be no slide show
3. Make the Slide Show gadget bigger.
4. Move the gadget anywhere you want.
5. Done

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17 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you, gladson1976 - is there a way to make the images original size?

It appears that the Slide Show Gadget allows images to display in two sizes and the larger size is still quite small.
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18 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

The size seems to be fixed in the gadget, but it should be possible to change the gadget code since its only HTML, Javascript and CSS.
Will check it out in the weekend.
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