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how do i resize images for desktop background

 
 
chuck
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      07-05-2008
i can't seem to figure out how to resize an image to use as a desktop
background so that i dont get a screen full of several images of one picture
rather than filling the screen with the single image itself. does this make
sense? i assume it has to do with an image being smaller than 800x600 but i
cant figure out how to change it so that it is that size. thanks.
 
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chuck
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      07-07-2008
thanks. i should have known about the stretch, tile, center thing. also, i'll
give infraview a try.

"CSM1" wrote:

> "chuck" <> wrote in message
> news:8E1BF467-D371-4ABA-A1CE-...
> >i can't seem to figure out how to resize an image to use as a desktop
> > background so that i dont get a screen full of several images of one
> > picture
> > rather than filling the screen with the single image itself. does this
> > make
> > sense? i assume it has to do with an image being smaller than 800x600 but
> > i
> > cant figure out how to change it so that it is that size. thanks.

>
> If you right click a clear area of the desktop, properties (opens the
> Display Properties dialog). On the Desktop Tab, there is a dropdown at
> Position, If you select Stretch, Windows will stretch the image to fill the
> screen.
>
> Tile is what is currently selected. If the image is the same resolution as
> the screen size, Center will work also.
>
> It may be better if you use an image editor to resize the image to the
> screen resolution you have set for your desktop.
>
> Try the Free Irfanview.
> http://www.irfanview.com/
>
> For your information, Windows uses the bmp image format for the desktop. It
> is placed in the C:\Windows folder.
>
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