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Image looks great when viewed...horrible when set to "wallpaper"

post #1 of 8
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Hello OCN, I have a problem

some images that I want to use as wallpapers looks bad when I put them to wallpapers in windows....they looks like blurred or with low quality

but when I view the image in picasa or any other image viewer....the images looks great

for example, this wallpaper from the OCN designs:

Wings---No-Glow.png

the definition is superb...but when I put the image to wallpaper...it looks like sh** !!

plaese help, What do I need to do ??
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post #2 of 8
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is because the image is PNG and Windows converts it to a JPEG if you set it as wallpaper, I THINK. I'm not sure tho. :shurg:

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post #3 of 8
Make sure it's not set to "Stretch" and is the correct resolution of your monitor. Resizing any image regardless of software, hardware and quality of the source file will result in degraded quality.

Which Operating System are you using?

I created a custom desktop for my desktop, and I cropped it and carried it over to my mom's laptop through a flash drive and the image still looked flawless when viewed in the image editor but when set as a wallpaper in Windows Vista it looked terrible.

It was already a jpeg so that wasn't the cause, and I couldn't care too much to figure out what caused it at the time and have yet not been back on that computer.


Edit: Checked your system, yeah you have Vista.
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post #4 of 8
for that wallpaper, what you should do is open an image editing program, make a new file at your desktop resolution size, plonk that image right in the center of it, and fill in the outline black,

that'll make it the perfect size (there's probably an easier way, such as setting it not to stretch and then telling windows to do a black background, but i havent tested that)
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post #5 of 8
Works fine for me
Wallhelp.jpg
What resolution are you running at?
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post #6 of 8
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Im using W7 now, but Vista had the same problem

my res is 1920x1080
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post #7 of 8
Does that happen with other wallpapers? I believe I made that at 100 pixels per inch, that was before I started making them at 300 pixels per inch.
    
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post #8 of 8
fine here
but I use linux
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