how do i resize images for desktop background

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by chuck, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. chuck

    chuck Guest

    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.
    chuck, Jul 5, 2008
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  2. chuck

    chuck Guest

    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:...
    > >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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    > CSM1
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    chuck, Jul 7, 2008
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