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Photo Resizing Advice

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by seanmac45, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    What are the appropriate dimensions for resizing digital photos into wallpaper so that they aren't distorted?
  2. fellow14

    fellow14 The Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    Wichita, Ks
    I just use them as they are from the camera. No resizing needed. I have done this one both the Canon Digital Rebel XT and my Kodak Z7590.

  3. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yes, normally I do that as well.

    However, I have some shots that I cropped, and once cropped, become distorted as wallpaper. They are either too big or too small.

    I was wondering if I could resize the cropped photos to a dimension that would make good wallpaper.
  4. hwyhobo


    Jun 3, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you have XP, when you select wallpaper make sure you choose the option "Center" under "Position", instead of "Stretch". That way the OS will not distort your pictures.

    As to what size you need to pick for yourself depends on the resolution of your screen. Personally, I prefer to have a little dark frame around to offset my icons nicely, but you can size it to fill your screen, it's up to you.
  5. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    It's usually done on an 8 to 6 ratio on CRT monitors.

    In other words, 800x600 pixels works, as does 1024x768.

    But 1024x1000 or 800x700 looks terrible, as you say.

    Best regards,