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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I have a nice new HTC desire, and wanted to put someof my graphics in as wallpaper.

But I am struggling a bit with the required resolution! I understand it is different from the screen resolution because it slides with the home screens - so what is the required resolution if i want a wallpaper to fit across the home screens without stretching or cropping?

If it helps, I promise to share some results!
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Nope, I tried that and it still asks me to select a region! Unless I am doing it wrong?
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try the app wallpaper set and save Wallpaper Set And Save v1.1.008 Application for Android | Tools

once downloaded find the graphic you want to use and set it via this application it avoids all the cropping that the wallpaper option on the phone insists you do! but yeah the resolution is 960x800 as a rule of thumb
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You can stretch the "outline" to make it larger or smaller
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I kind of have this problem in reverse. I want to place an image as wallpaper without it stretching across the entire screen. No matter how much I crop it, it still takes the inner cropped portion and stretches it across the whole screen. Then I can't see the whole image without swipping the screen from side to side.

I'm looking for a way to scale down an image so it is small enough to be entirely visable without bleeding over the left and right......

Any ideas? Thanks
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this is what I did I took a new file in photoshop and made it 960x800 and took the picture I wanted and put it in the middle and made the outside a black color, you can use what ever color you want. and it fit the middle home screen and did not strech across the home screens. Hope this helps.
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this is what I did I took a new file in photoshop and made it 960x800 and took the picture I wanted and put it in the middle and made the outside a black color, you can use what ever color you want. and it fit the middle home screen and did not strech across the home screens. Hope this helps.
That worked a treat! Now I have a wonderful picture of Dita Von Teese's ass as my wallpaper
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I kind of have this problem in reverse. I want to place an image as wallpaper without it stretching across the entire screen. No matter how much I crop it, it still takes the inner cropped portion and stretches it across the whole screen. Then I can't see the whole image without swipping the screen from side to side.

I'm looking for a way to scale down an image so it is small enough to be entirely visable without bleeding over the left and right......

Any ideas? Thanks
You can use an alternative home launcher (such as LauncherPro, AWD.Launcher, Zeam etc.) and select to not scroll the wallpaper in the preferences. As far as I'm aware, Sense doesn't give you this option yet (though the new one may do).
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960x800, if you use a background of these dimensions in Launcherpro, with the option set to disable background scrolling, it will use the middel 480x800 pixels of the image, so if you position a 480x800 pixel image centred on a blank black 960x800 document it will appear centred on your homescreens.

if you use MultiPicture live wallpaper, you can have a different image on each homescreen, it also uses the middle 480x800 section of a 960x800 background.
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I think that resolution is 960x800
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I think we need to find out the correct specs for this one. I want to know them as well, just ordered my HTC Desire and wanted to get some wallpapers ready for it

When making a custom wallpaper, we need the resolution as well as the DPI to achieve best sharpness 1:1

For example, if one was making a custom wallpaper for the iPhone 4 in Photoshop, the document properties would be 640 x 960 pixels at 326 DPI

What I want to know is, what are the corresponding Desire screen properties? Anyone?
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I think we need to find out the correct specs for this one. I want to know them as well, just ordered my HTC Desire and wanted to get some wallpapers ready for it

When making a custom wallpaper, we need the resolution as well as the DPI to achieve best sharpness 1:1

For example, if one was making a custom wallpaper for the iPhone 4 in Photoshop, the document properties would be 640 x 960 pixels at 326 DPI

What I want to know is, what are the corresponding Desire screen properties? Anyone?
From what I was able to find, the DPI on the HTC Desire is 252. So,
a scrollable wallpaper would be 960x800px at 252 DPI
and a "single home screen" one would be 480x800px at 252 DPI
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72dpi for a 1-1 image 'screen resolution'
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im new to desire and struggling with this too - i get the idea of having the pic scrolling across all screens - but still think they should have made it easier to do this and look good too - plus option to have pic centred on main screen

i tried the wallpaper set/save app but couldnt see an improvement - could have been using it wrong of course

will try making one up with black backround and see how that looks

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Thanks guys. Just edited a pic on pc so that have a 900*760
Background with the actual pic required as 480*480 pasted
In centre and works a treat

Just need an app that can do this now on desire
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From what I was able to find, the DPI on the HTC Desire is 252. So,
a scrollable wallpaper would be 960x800px at 252 DPI
and a "single home screen" one would be 480x800px at 252 DPI
I'm actually pretty sure the dpi is 240 for an HTC Desires WVGA800 display as mentioned in the specs and also the android programming reference.

So as you correctly state a scrollable wallpaper is 960x800px but it will need 240 dpi to be accurate.
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Although. My nice wallpaper was made using pic from iphone
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DPI settings in the image are irrelevant.
What matters is the pixel resolution.
And that should be 960x800 for the HTC Desire, just like stated above.

I created a quick wallpaper just now so I could share with you guys...
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I format my iPhone wallpaper by using adove photoshop.
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960x800, if you use a background of these dimensions in Launcherpro, with the option set to disable background scrolling, it will use the middel 480x800 pixels of the image, so if you position a 480x800 pixel image centred on a blank black 960x800 document it will appear centred on your homescreens.

if you use MultiPicture live wallpaper, you can have a different image on each homescreen, it also uses the middle 480x800 section of a 960x800 background.
Thats the answer I've been looking for, thankyou It works great
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every single wallpaper problem solved = market search for 'wallpaper wizardrii'

simple as that - trust me!

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every single wallpaper problem solved = market search for 'wallpaper wizardrii'

simple as that - trust me!

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thanks a lot mate, this really sorted out my problems. cheers
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Bloody fantastic. Downloaded it and it works a charm. Thanks Matt.
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Well...

chowhuskylass,

Your shared wallpaper set is really very nice..I like this set because i also have a great collection of wallpapers.. So its very useful for all of us...
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