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Windows 7: my photos don't show properly in windows 7 theme


22 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 proffesional 64 bit
 
 
my photos don't show properly in windows 7 theme

Help, I am trying to add my own beautiful Colorado pictures and make a new theme for my computer but it isn't working. The photos are blury and aren't clear. What am I doing wrong?

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22 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums charcan,

Do you have a screenshot of how they look? What resolution were the pictures taken? And how are you setting it to display them? If they are a much lower resolution/size than your screen and it is set to Fill/fit/stretch then they will look bad. A way to test this is to change it to center.

Paul.
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22 Jul 2013   #3

windows 7 proffesional 64 bit
 
 

When I set it to center the picture is about 1 1/2" X 1 1/2". The properties of this photo are 800X600 with a dpi of 96. I have one photo in the bunch that works beautifully and it is 1024 X 768 with a dpi of 72. I appreciate any help I can get.


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22 Jul 2013   #4

windows 7 proffesional 64 bit
 
 
I figured it out!!!!

I finally started all over. I deleted all my colorado pics and retrieved them from my disk that I had saved them too and this time it is working beautifully!!! Thanks for your time and sorry for bothering you!
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22 Jul 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.
You need to use pictures with the same resolution as you monitors native resolution. What Windows 7 is doing is resizing that picture to a bigger size, that will always be blurry. From what I see, your native resolution is 1280x800 so you'll want a photo at least 1280 pixels wide.

EDIT: No problem and you are not a bother.
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23 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charcan View Post
I finally started all over. I deleted all my colorado pics and retrieved them from my disk that I had saved them too and this time it is working beautifully!!! Thanks for your time and sorry for bothering you!
No worries, glad you got it sorted.

Paul.
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