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#1 The Loch

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 05:21 PM

:thumbsup: Hi, I have Win98SE, i downloaded a picture to put on my desktop as wallpaper, the only problem is,,,when i transfer the picture to my desktop,
it;s distorted........Do you know if there is any way to fix this useing the Win98SE
program?
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 05:32 PM

I am unsure about what you mean by "distorted," but you might try cropping the picture to make it smaller so it fits the screen better.
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 07:19 PM

Is the picture too small and then gets distorted when you make it your background?

Try using the "center" option - in the pull down menu - when you select your background. If the picture appears clear, but smaller, the picture lost its clarity when you made it background size.

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 09:05 PM

Hi, What i meant by a distorted picture is: It looks like the picture was
pushed in from both sides......Hi, rigelslight, That's what's happening.
I try to put a smaller picture, and save it as my background, and it
comes out distored....I tried the stretch option in the display section,
but it did'nt help.
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:09 PM

sportster,

It looks like the picture was pushed in from both sides.....


The pushed in on both sides issue sounds like your monitors pincushon adjustment isn't set right. The desktop would appear somewhat in an hourglass shape. There should be a manual adjustment for that on the front of your display.

I try to put a smaller picture, and save it as my background, and it
comes out distored....I tried the stretch option in the display section,
but it did'nt help.


That sounds like what I was mentioning. Small pictures loose their clarity is they are enlarged to big. In other words, if you take a picture that is 1"X1" and make it fit your desktop, it will destort and look aweful. There is nothing that I know of that will fix that other than another picture formatted at a larger size.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 04:17 PM

Hi, rigelslight, That's exactly what's happening. I downloaded a program
called, Faststone Image Viewer. It's used to edit, magnify, etc. It does
the job to an extent, but it still leaves some improvement for the
clarity. I guess i'll have to find a similar picture that can be saved as wallpaper. Thanks for your time, sportster.
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