Wallpaper size issue...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by ChiliPalmer, May 16, 2008.

  1. ChiliPalmer

    ChiliPalmer New Member

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    I tried to put a picture as my wallpaper that was NOT the size of my laptop screen...ie: it was a 5x7 shot. Vista auto stretches the picture to fill the screen. I went in to make the adjustment in properties and it will NOT change. It makes all pictures stretched to fit the full screen...I have NO control.

    any answers?

    Thank you..

    CP
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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  3. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Hi!! Have you tried this? http://www.2Flyer.com/. This is a powerful tool to help your computer make its own screensavers, slideshows etc.
     
  4. I'm having the same issue. I can set any picture to be my background, but Vista will automatically stretch it to fill the screen. When I try to change the setting in the background menu, my background disappears completely.

    Furthermore, it appears that the 'browse' function for that page won't accept pictures of any file type other than .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, and .dib. This is a bit of a problem since according to Windows Help I shouldn't use .bmp (it's outdated or something) but .jpg messes up my picture with its compression. Thus when I convert my background to .jpg to avoid the stretching, the picture correspondingly gets some weired colouration (it's subtle, but still there).
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    What is your graphic solution? In other words whar are you using for the graphics on your pc/laptop?
     
  6. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    I believe you have to install software to be able to make wallpaper. Adobe has a tutorial, then there's that stuff i mentioned above.Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper - Adobe Photoshop Designing - Adobe Photoshop Software
     

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