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Windows 7: question on desktop display

17 Apr 2014   #1
FDM

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question on desktop display

I currently have a United States slideshow theme for my desktop background, but would really like to have pictures of family members in a slide show. I was able to do this on my old Win XP pc but have had no success in doing it on the new Win 7 pro.
When I do succeed in displaying a single photo it is much too large for the screen and is not only distorted but displays on a portion of the photo. I have tried reducing the size of the photo with a photo editor but to no avail - the size is not reduced on the monitor?

What am I doing wrong - can someone suggest a remedy?

Frank

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17 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

FDM, what photo editing program are you using? I have been using IRFANVIEW for quite a few years and it does everything perfectly, and is free.
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17 Apr 2014   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FDM View Post
What am I doing wrong - can someone suggest a remedy?
I can only tell you what I do.

My monitor is set to 1600 x 900 resolution. I have my taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

Allowing for the taskbar height, I resize each picture manually to 1600 x 837 in Photoshop and save them as Tiffs. With those dimensions, the picture is full screen wide and sits right on top of the taskbar.

I then put them all in a folder called wallpaper on my D drive. I set the desktop background to shuffle them every 3 hours using the "tile" picture position in the dropdown list.
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17 Apr 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Frank,

You might see if using the Fit "Picture position" may allow the image to look better.

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Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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18 Apr 2014   #5
FDM

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question on desktop display

Thanks to ignatz, jvsimo1 and Shawn for the responses and suggestions - all helped resolve my problem.

Frank
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18 Apr 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news Frank. I'm glad we could help.
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