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  1. quytrong99

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    I hate the green crop box when i want to set the image as wallpaper :mad: Just can't stretch the whole image . I have used Wallpaper set & save but don't work for me . The whole wallpaper doesn't fit the homescreen , it's too big and just show the part like green crop box T_T . I'm using 2.1 Android . Please help me :eek:
     

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    Change the size of the crop box. Just drag a corner. Play around, you'll figure it out, though getting it to use the whole thing is harder than it ought to be. ;)
     
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    What are the dimensions of the image you want to set as your wallpaper?
     
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    Ah, and as the poster above hinted at, optimum wallpaper resolution is 960x800 (WxH).
     
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    How would you set the resolution then? I have a wallpaper on my Desire which stretches across all seven screens somehow.
     
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    960x800 is the resolution needed to stretch 7 screens. If the image is too big, resize it in photoshop or something on your pc and then you should be able to stretch the green box to the edge of the image.
     
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    Try zedge, it's quite good and u can set full wallpaper from within the app.
     
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    thanks Dan.
     
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    I do have zedge but haven't explored it much. Can I put my own wallpapers through that then?
     
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    +1

    I use this too, its very good. However, if you have personal images you want to use, it wont work for that
     
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    Ah that answers my last question. Ta mate.
     
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    try www.pixlr.com/editor - its basically an online version of photoshop for anyone that doesn't have it. You need the latest version of chrome or safari becuase it uses HTML5 - IMO it is fantastically awesome and really useful for ad hoc editing and re-sizing

    Happy wallpapering
     
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    960x800 works but it doesn't fit the screen well . Why HTC has to use crop when set wallpaper :thinking: 960x800 , the width is so big for the HTC screen T_T Hope one day an update for Android doesn't have to use crop when set wallpaper . Anyway , thank all
     
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    I'm sorry but I think you're mistaken. When the green border comes up, you can expand it to the edges of the 960x800 image, using all of it.
     
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    The background moves when you flick between homescreens. Thus it needs to be wider. You can very, very easily expand the crop box so that your full image is used if you set it to the correct resolution!
     
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    you've probably got it the wrong way round, try 960x800
     
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    hi there, is there a way for the wall paper not to stretch to all 7 screen?

    cheers
     
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    Zedge rocks. Got most of my fave wallpapers from there.

    Andy
     
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    LauncherPro has an option to have a stationary background.
     
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    I had the exact same problems as you quytrong99; none of the apps worked and even using the 960 x 800 still had to be cropped and didn't work but then I tried the Dodol Wallpaper Maker app and it worked - I thought nothing would! I have a HTC Desire S and I used a small picture from the internet (some apps won't let you use downloaded images) and it only cropped a very small amount around the edges which is barely noticeable. I've haven't tried using a large picture yet but I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work? Plus it remains stationary when you slide to the other screens. Fantastic! Hope that helps.

    Lyndsay
     
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    Interesting - does anyone know what the resolution for 5 screens rather than 7 is?
     
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    I know this might not be the exact answer you are looking for however, it seems to suit the needs of me (How selfish ;))

    I just wanted a static background that I'd taken as an image on my phone. My initial plans were, head to the gallery, select the image as a wallpaper - there you go...Haha I wish!

    Anyway, you get presented with the crop box - What a nightmare.

    I have an app that I was playing around with called "Backgrounds", and as it suggests contains a file base of a few thousand various images, all of which are nice and High-Quality.

    It does however (once an image of your choice has been selected) let you choose whether the wallpaper is scrollable or static. <- That's the jackpot.

    Once you have selected this it then applies this permanently on your phone untill you go back into the app and change it back to either scrollable or static. (Seems to me like a function that I either cannot find or wasn't put there in the first place).

    If you've changed it to static you should now be able to go back to your image and select the whole thing, obviously it won't scroll that little bit like it did before but at least you can now fit that extra close-up of your face and get your chin and your forehead in too :)
     
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    +1 for Dodol wallpaper
    works very well
     
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