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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ndh777, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
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    I downloaded a few wallpapers on the web for my phone and when I long-press on the home screen and ask it to change the wallpaper, it always asks me to crop my photos and I am not able to use the whole picture.

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Touchwiz doesn't have scrolling wall paper so it has to crop to fit on one homescreen.

    There are scrolling wallpaper apps on play I believe. I use go launcher so not an issue for me
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  3. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
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    I downloaded my images from Bing Images. I specifically picked images that were the large dimensions so I assumed that it would accept them and use them. This comes as a shock to me. But I guess that makes sense why they're not working as they should. Thank you.
  4. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Android Enthusiast

    Problem is in the car dock in landscape mode you get black bars on the side. Which looks bad.
  5. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

    I use a free app called Multipicture Live Wallpaper. You can resize any picture to fit the screen you use. Also allows a different picture on each screen or one common picture that can be scrolled. Works with Touch Wiz.
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  6. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
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    I'll definitely give that a try, thank you.
  7. blenky

    blenky Android Enthusiast

    Sounds interesting. Will it scroll a panaromaic picture?
  8. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT Member

    I use Go Launcher as well and when I pick a wallpaper through it, it makes me crop. The only way for me to actually use the entire graphic is to pick it through Zedge.
  9. jaydee77ca

    jaydee77ca Well-Known Member

    I noticed this today too. When I pick an image from the Gallery to use as Wallpaper in Go Launcher it forces me to crop with a portrait type size (tall and thin) and then when I scroll my home screens it does this weird shifting thing where it looks like two images on top of each other but off center. If I pick from Wallpapers instead then it works fine. Totally annoying!

    Here are some screenshots.

    The first is the forced crop when selecting the wallpaper.


    The second is the weird display when viewing the farthest left home screen.


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  10. blenky

    blenky Android Enthusiast

    d/l the app but can't see how do you get a picture to scroll
  11. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    its a limitation of TouchWiz unfortunately...no launcher is going to fix it...though as some have noted there are apps out there to work around it...
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  12. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

    I can give you an example............this is a picture of a bird and it's native size is 1024H by 692W. That is not even close to being the correct size for the S3 screen but Multipicture Live Wallpaper will allow you to custom resize and crop so it works well on the S3 screen.
  13. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the advice, but when I click that setting...mine comes out way differently. Mine simply shows the whole picture from a distance and continues to show that same image on each page, zoomed out. I am missing the fourth option too. Do you have an older version? That could be the problem I'm having.
  14. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
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    Here are the screenshots of what my screen looks like. The one with the rainbow Nexus look is what it looks like when I try to add it to my desktop. Could it be that the picture is not the correct size?

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  15. RogeyD

    RogeyD Lurker

    Hey guys my question is different and haven't seen anybody ask this yet I dont give a Damn about the screen savers backgrounds I just dont want to be forced to use a portion my photos when I set Them as contact photos if I wanted to use part of the pic I would have only taken a partial pic how can i fix this if not I'm gonna smash this almost thousand dollar peice of shit and go back to my original evo 4g
  16. Rackness

    Rackness Lurker

    That sounds rational you should do that.
  17. jenniferclark

    jenniferclark Lurker

    hey ndh777,
    Resizing your image in pc would be more preferable. It will be easy and less time consuming.
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  18. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

    It appears you are under "common settings".

    Look and you will see the option to do separate screens............the + button will allow you to have different settings for each screen.
  19. jrock79

    jrock79 Lurker

    Try taking a screenshot of the wallpaper then use the saved screenshot as your wallpaper
  20. akita

    akita Android Enthusiast

    Use Quickpic as your default gallery browser. It handles it without cropping
  21. kkudi

    kkudi Member

    When I try to set the wallpaper with Quickpic...it doesnt do anything...it just hangs there..
  22. hbryder

    hbryder Android Enthusiast

    I was wondering, I use go launcher and mine still wants me to edit (depending on where I get the wallpaper) is there a setting I'm missing? And what if I want to entire picture compressed to fit the screen and not scroll? Is there a setting for that? Thanks in advance :)
  23. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's an idea. I'll try that, thanks!

    I had seen that feature! But I kind of messed up the app, I think and I reinstalled it because it really went haywire. How exactly do I use this part? When I click the "+", it goes to this other screen that says "Select screen" and has two arrows and a number in between them which mine has a 1. I added "1", then added a 2, then 3, and it added a whole lot of different things to the settings that I couldn't seem to get rid of unless I uninstalled and reinstalled or cleared the data of the app. Do I only need to add one of these or do I need to add 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 for each screen on my homescreen?

    That's a great idea! But it didn't work. :( I may try resizing the picture on my PC then sending it over and see if that does anything differently.

    When I initally downloaded these images, I used Bing Images through the Chrome browser on my phone without a computer.
  24. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    sorry...start smashing

    interesting idea that i had not thought of...and will work with certain images!

    the problem is...once you go into the gallery to select a picture youre now in an app designed around the TouchWiz framework...so its going to make you crop it...
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  25. jaydee77ca

    jaydee77ca Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, that is strange. I used Go Launcher on my Galaxy Captivate and was able to select a photo from the Gallery and use it as a scrollable wallpaper. Yet that doesn't seem to work on the Galaxy S3 using Go Launcher.

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