Desktop Piccys

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Darthshearer, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    Hi

    I dont know if I have posted this before as my memory is poo.

    When i see a nice piccy on a website, that I would like to put on my desktop I go through the normal procedure, right click etc etc.

    When I look at it, the pic is all destorted and poo. I look in properties and I have it on stretch as I want it full page, If on most I have it on centre its small and pants.

    Is there a way of making it larger without distorting it?

    My settings are:-

    1024 X 768 High Colour 32Bit
    Hansol Mazzillion Monitor (pants I know)
    Geforce 4 MX 440 Gfx Card

    Thanks :)
     
  2. TheJkWhoSaysNi

    TheJkWhoSaysNi One of Freddy's beloved

    resize the image to have a 4:3 ratio, either by giving it a border or chopping a bit off. Then set it as stretched on your desktop.
     
  3. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    Depends on the resolution of the file you're trying to blow up. A small file won't blow up well to 1024 X 768 as you'll end up trying to retreive detail that simply isn't there. Equally a file that is for example 800 * 800 will not stretch itself to 1024 * 768 without loosing the proportions.

    Either way your best bet is to search for a better sized file or load the image into Photoshop/Gimp and fiddle with the resizing tools. You may end up having to not resample/size all the way and add borders/cloned areas/colour blocks.
     
  4. Mazling

    Mazling Fledgling Freddie

  5. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

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