Windows 7 background problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by yousefahram, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. yousefahram

    yousefahram New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi all, i have been trying to change my background through attaching a jpg. picture, the picture only shows in the stretch mode, i tried to change it to the tile, middle, fit and all other modes but it just would get stuck to the stretch mode and nothing else, can anyone help me please.

    thanks guys.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,788
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    What size is your desktop and what size is the jpg?
     
  3. yousefahram

    yousefahram New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    well in the options of the jpg. it says that the following
    Size 7.31 KB (7,490 bytes)
    Size on disk 8.00 KB (8,192 bytes)
    but how can i know the desktop size ?
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,788
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    Sorry what i mean is.. What is your screen resolution? That's why i was asking what size the jpg was as sometimes if the size difference is just too great then it become almost impossible to get the picture on the screen to look right..
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
  6. yousefahram

    yousefahram New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh ok.. ;) the resolution is 1366 X 768, that's what it reads, thanks a lot for all the help guys
     
  7. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    It might not make it perfect dimensions, but very close.
     
  8. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,788
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    Hi yousefahram,
    so did you try the app Reghakr suggested and if so, did it work?
     
  9. yousefahram

    yousefahram New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dear reghakr, i have tried the software you gave me, nothing yet, even though i have changed the pic. size to [1280x768] but didn't work as well, the background wont apply any mode but the stretch one.
     
  10. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    Kemical,

    This a grat app.

    I use it often, many times for resizing avatars and signatures

    It has a nagging Continue splas though.

    Can't get rid of it even using Resource hacker.
     
  11. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,788
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    I'll checkit out..:) Usually i just resize using the new windows paint and before that I used a full copy of photoshop 5, which although a little old still does the business...

    yousefahram,
    do these problems only appear with this particular picture or is it the same for any picuture your trying to manpulate on your desktop?
     
    #11 kemical, Nov 6, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  12. yousefahram

    yousefahram New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks a lot kemical, i really do appreciate it if you can list down for me the sterps to follow in order to get around this problem, thanks again man.
     
  13. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,788
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    If you mean using Paint to resize.. Then you need to open the Paint app (found in the start menu), click on 'Open' (see screenshot) then find the folder which contains your picture and click on it.. It should then be loaded up into the Paint app. If you look across the top of the paint app, you'll see that on the left is written 'Resize' (see screenshot), just click that and resize the image to what you want.. You might have to exxperiment a bit so make sure you keep a master copy of your original file/picture..
     
  14. nathanjsmith

    nathanjsmith New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I downloaded the image resizing software that was on this forum, and no matter what I resize the picture too, it still stays in stretch mode and will not go to anything else. Is there any way to fix this?
     
  15. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    I would try to resize the picture.The best freeware I've found is VSO Image Resizer
     

Share This Page

Loading...