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13 Jul 2010   #1
ccross

 
 
Desktop background

Evening all, new to the forums and I'm already loving them as I will be coming here quite a bit. Anyways, my question pertains to my desktop background that maybe one can solve. Whenever I do the right click and "set as desktop background" the picture I choose has a poorer image quality and stretches the picture quite a bit. I tried everything in my knowledge on how to keep it it's original size, but regardless it does the zoom effect not matter what settings I use. Any suggestions?


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13 Jul 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Ccross, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What size is the orignal image? Sometimes it may just be a thumbnail of the image instead of the full size image that is displayed, and you will need to click on it to see the full size image.

For the best results, you should use a image that is as close to your screen resolution as possible. The closer the better the results.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccross View Post
Evening all, new to the forums and I'm already loving them as I will be coming here quite a bit. Anyways, my question pertains to my desktop background that maybe one can solve. Whenever I do the right click and "set as desktop background" the picture I choose has a poorer image quality and stretches the picture quite a bit. I tried everything in my knowledge on how to keep it it's original size, but regardless it does the zoom effect not matter what settings I use. Any suggestions?
ccross,
Here's a neat site to go to and when you find a wall you like it will show the size of the wall.
Desktop Wallpapers - wallbase.net
or deviant is another favorable site.
Hope you enjoy them.
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13 Jul 2010   #4
ccross

 
 

Example


I want it to stay the above size, but it does this:

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13 Jul 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Could you upload the image in ZIP file, or post a link to it, for us to test with?
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13 Jul 2010   #6
ccross

 
 

For your viewing pleasure. It's just an example picture, for I couldn't find the one(s) I wanted to use. Oh well.


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13 Jul 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

CCross,

It's the 1023x763 image size that is trying to work with your 1366x768 resolution. After testing with the same resolution, using Center is about as close as you may be able to get to the original without much stretching or distortion. Do they have the image available in a size closer to your resolution or bigger?
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13 Jul 2010   #8
ccross

 
 

I usually use ms paint to re-size the image. Regardless of what size I set it, it still does the stretch. I never had this problem with vista and pre.
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13 Jul 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Yeah, it's going to do that when it's trying to place a 1023x763 image on a 1366x768 desktop.
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13 Jul 2010   #10
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccross View Post
I usually use ms paint to re-size the image. Regardless of what size I set it, it still does the stretch. I never had this problem with vista and pre.

Just trying to help but if you center your picture can you go back and change resolution to what you want.
I mean center the picture, leave and go into another area of your computer or even shut it down, come back later and set to the correct resolution of your desire.
Maybe even try a different picture.
Keep Brink posted but keep trying different pictures and set ups.
Don't give up! Where there is a will there is a way.
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