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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by channelsurfer, May 28, 2010.

  1. channelsurfer

    channelsurfer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'd like to use a specific graphic\picture as the wallpaper for my Desire.

    I tried resizing the JPG to 800x480 which I was told is the correct sizing for the Desire, and transferred it to the phone's SD Card.

    The Photo app shows the picture in its full resolution and correct aspect ratio, which looks great.

    The problem comes when I select the image for use a my wallpaper, I'm presented with a square box that is wanting to select which portion of the image to use as the wallpaper. I can resize the box, but only so far as the width of the display and the aspect ratio is locked and doesn't fit the screen proportions.

    If I select the image this way, only a portion of the image is used as the wallpaper and it is stretched, which looks horrible.

    I'm assuming it's something to do with the 'stitching' together of the background for all of the home screens, but has anyone managed to work out what's required of the original image (size, resolution, aspect ratio etc.) to enable a good looking background on the Desire that is fixed across each of the homescreens, i.e. doesn't scroll?

    Or is there an app that manages this? I've taken a good look at the market, but nothing seems to work with the Desire\2.1

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  2. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Android Enthusiast

    800x480(or more accurately, 480x800) is the resolution of the displayed screen.

    The resolution of the wallpaper is double the width since the background moves as you move from screen to screen, making the proper wallpaper resolution 960x800.
  3. channelsurfer

    channelsurfer Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yenzehn ... thanks for the info .... tried it and I now understand how it works.

    The background moves horizontally in relation to the home screens as you scroll between them.

    It looks a lot better, so thanks again!!

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