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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default does anyone know how to set a picture as your wallpaper without cropping the image?

does anyone know how to set a picture as your wallpaper without cropping the image to fit all 7 screens on the evo. basically i had a wallpaper app called "shake them up" which allowed me to set any of my pictures as the wallpaper without cropping them. after the latest update the app is making me crop like the phone does. can anyone please help me out.

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I also would love a work around for this.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sure there's a workaround. It used to be done automatically when I owned an iPhone. On my EVO its IMPOSSIBLE. Go figure.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's no workaround. The pictures need to be 960x800 pixels to fit without requiring cropping (or stretching as some other apps do).

The iPhone did nothing different than the EVO does, @above poster.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is absurd. i refuse to believe this device is so limited in this manner.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't get it though. Do you want the photo to just end and not fill up the screen?
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this is absurd. i refuse to believe this device is so limited in this manner.
Limited? Do you expect all devices to do the impossible? It either fits the resolution, or it must be cropped/stretched. Period. There are no other ways of handling this, on any device, anywhere.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the device used to allow me to use this picture withot cropping. it would just so the same picture on every one of the homescreens. i dont think it should b that hard to set one picture as the background for all seven pages. this device is great but if its unable to do something so simple mayb its not for me.
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Impossible ? Absurd ? Yes.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 04:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Uh... guys... I'm not sure if everyone is aware of this or not, but the crop panel is there simply to maintain aspect ratio, right? And that they aspect ratio is pretty much about the way spaces are being handled?

And that you can enlarge it by moving it to upper left direction, then grabbing the lower right corner, or one of the borders, to expand it?

And that when you scroll from space to space the picture only scrolls slightly to the left-right limits?

And that this is stock Android 2.1 behavior?
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I'd like to try and help but i'm a little confused. An app "shake them up" used to let you use a picture on your homescreen that wouldn't scroll and after the app was updated it no longer works that way and it's the "devices" fault?
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 04:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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its not the devices fault. im just frustrated. i hope someone can figure this out. btw. shake them up is a live wallpaper app
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the device used to allow me to use this picture withot cropping. it would just so the same picture on every one of the homescreens. i dont think it should b that hard to set one picture as the background for all seven pages. this device is great but if its unable to do something so simple mayb its not for me.
Maybe you should understand that it is one wallpaper for 7 scenes, and that's how it works. That's like complaining that a wallpaper doesn't fit your monitor, and blaming the monitor.
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The built in Sense homescreen requires you to have a wallpaper that is 960x800 and scrolls as you move to different homescreens. You can probably find what you are looking for but it would require you to use a different homescreen program and probably be rooted.
With Sense there is no way to just center one pic for all seven homescreens.
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i will look for an app. i'm already rooted so i hope i can find one
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I have the updated version of "shake them all" on both my Evo and Incredible, and it is still automatically filling up my screens just as before, with no request to crop. Maybe try re-downloading it?

Okay I see what you mean. If you use your own background you are asked to crop it. It's not hard tho, they are just giving you the choice to use what part of your photo you like best, and if you don't feel like dealing with the cropping just click done, and it comes out fine. Just more options, and that's a good thing.
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I have the updated version of "shake them all" on both my Evo and Incredible, and it is still automatically filling up my screens just as before, with no request to crop. Maybe try re-downloading it?

Okay I see what you mean. If you use your own background you are asked to crop it. It's not hard tho, they are just giving you the choice to use what part of your photo you like best, and if you don't feel like dealing with the cropping just click done, and it comes out fine. Just more options, and that's a good thing.
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Make your picture 960x800. Then you can use the wallpaper setting under menu, move the green rectangle to the upper left corner, then you can stretch the lower right corner to the edge.

Or you can use an app called:
Wallpaper Set & Save
Put your 960x800 pic in a folder called wallpapers on your SD card, and you will be able to choose it from within Wallpaper Set & Save
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One thing I notice is when using backgrounds, the pic is too zoomed in on the homescreens. When I would use wallpapers on the hero they always looked right. I notice on the Evo that's not the case. I stretch the wallpapers with the little corners but it just looks too blown up. I wonder if the wallpapers are bigger than default if it would look more normal.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 11:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This sucks
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One thing I notice is when using backgrounds, the pic is too zoomed in on the homescreens. When I would use wallpapers on the hero they always looked right. I notice on the Evo that's not the case. I stretch the wallpapers with the little corners but it just looks too blown up. I wonder if the wallpapers are bigger than default if it would look more normal.
^this. Anyone that thinks that the crop feature doesn't zoom that shoot once it's on the home screen is blind.
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I use wallaer maker with some success. You might check that out.
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several posters do not understand the issue, the user wants to use a 480x800 pic as their wallpaper and have it show, the full image, on all seven home screens. to do this you need to open the photo in a photo editor, then create a new image that it 960x800 (blank) and copy and past the 480x800 image into it two times, then align it so it shows both completely. that is the best you will get, because the Sense UI does not move the wall paper by 480pixels every time you change scenes, it only moves 80 pixels to the left when you swipe left (each time) and 80 pixels to the right when you swipe right (each time), SO... when you are one or two scenes left or right or center you will see part of each image, when in your main home screen you will see half your image on each side of the screen, and when all the way left or right you will see your whole image. that is the best you can do.
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You could also take the 800 x 480 image and add a colored canvas to each side (240 pixels each). Then when you're on your main screen, you'll see the whole image but when you shift, you'll see the canvas.

I looked at Shake Them All and on their market page it says the update added the wallpaper shift. Maybe you can find an older version or ask the developer to make it an option in the settings.
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There is an app that generates any pic into a wallpaper for you. Just search wallpaper maker in the market and its by Dodol.
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okay I figured out a way
1st - u need "andWobble wallpaper"
2nd - just add image from gallery (WITHOUT adding a wobble)
3rd - after adding pic just press "set wallpaper"
*** OG pics size = 480x800


my examples pics




INSTRUCTIONS
1. on home screen MENU / WALLPAPER / LIVE WALLPAPERS / ANDWOBBLE WALLPAPER
2. Settings / MENU / IMAGE / IMAGE FROM GALLERY / FIND UR IMAGE /PRESS THE BACK BUTTON NEXT TO MENU / SET WALLPAPER!!! ENJOY
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Gonna give this a shot and see if it works. I'll report back.
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Looks like you need the pay version because the free ones either don't allow you to pick any image, you have to use the one that comes with the program, or, you can choose any picture but you cannot set it as your wallpaper, it is just to look at and do nothing else with it.
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Dodol wallpaper maker... it works great. You can even set several pictures as your wallpaper, it 'stitches' them together.
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If you download dodol Wallpaper Maker (AD) it will allow you to set a picture either portrait, landscape, etc. as your wallpaper without it doing the annoying zoom in thing.(:

The app is free although there is another one that costs a dollar I don't think that's necessary.
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I use MultiPicture Live Wallpaper and Wallpaper Slide Show. Both allow you to set up a picture that you can set for non scroll. which would allow the same picture for every Desktop. (Would defeat the purpose of having a Multi picture app. but still would work.) I love the apps and they are both free and seem to use very little memory. It sounds like to me that is what you are wanting is a app that will allow you to make a wallpaper that doesn't scroll. Both of these apps are live wallpapers
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