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Windows 7: How to select wallpaper with giant images

22 Apr 2015   #1

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How to select wallpaper with giant images


As you might've read from the title, English isn't my primary language but I'll try to describe it as best I can. I tried looking in the forum archives but had no luck.

I have a large collection of awesome images (photo's, concept art, ...), and while the image in it's entirety is amazing, sometimes I'd love to select a smaller portion of the image and put that as my wallpaper, and I don't think that's possible with Win7. I hope I described it well because I couldn't find the right words to condense it in the thread title. In other words, I'd love to have the ability to select a small portion of a much bigger image (10kpx file) so that this will fill an entire screen. Can anybody help me out?

Thanks in advance!

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22 Apr 2015   #2

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you upload the image we/ someone can crop and resize the image as needed,
All we need to two basic items,
1 The image
2 The resolution of your monitor = 1600px width x 900px height "as an example"

Or you can do this all yourself using a multitude of freeware like GIMP/'s Draw/...
Pick your poison
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22 Apr 2015   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DoctorObviously View Post

I'd love to have the ability to select a small portion of a much bigger image (10kpx file) so that this will fill an entire screen. Can anybody help me out?
You can play with the various settings within Personalization, such as tile, center, stretch, fit, and fill.

But, if I understand you correctly, that isn't likely to work well for your problem.

You'd need to crop your big images and save the cropped portion as a new file, resized to fit whatever screen resolution you are using, allowing for whatever toolbars you might have on screen.

For instance, if I had a 4000 by 2000 pixel image of a face and I wanted to use only the teeth for wallpaper on a screen that has 1600 x 900 resolution, I'd crop out everything but the teeth and then enlarge (or shrink) the teeth to 1600 x 900 pixels.

There may be other methods, but that's how I do it. I always use tiffs so there is no quality loss other than what is unavoidable when an image is enlarged.
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23 Apr 2015   #4

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Thanks for the replies!
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23 Apr 2015   #5

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Your welcome Doc,
Please let us know if we can help out
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