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    Unhappy Trouble Setting My Photos as Wallpaper without being forced to severely crop

    Hi, I have taken pictures with my new Wildfire and I want to set one of them as my phone's wallpaper. However, my phone won't let me set my photos as wallpaper unless I severely crop them. I want to use a whole picture as my wallpaper, not just a small portion of it. Can anyone tell me how to set my whole photo as the wallpaper, please? I don't understand how my phone won't let me set a picture that I took with my phone's camera as its wallpaper without cropping it. It is the same with pictures I downloaded. I'm only able to use full pictures if they were already installed in the phone when I bought it. Please can you help me. Much appreciated!
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    I've a feeling this is to do with the very low screen resolution on the original Wildfire - it's only 320x240, which is only a fraction of a megapixel, whereas the camera, when set to its best setting is 5.0 megapixels.

    If you shoot a picture deliberately to make a wallpaper, try using the lowest resolution. It's still higher than the screen can handle but I'm guessing it won't need anywhere near so much cropping.

    I've just experimented with a 'small resolution' 640x480 landscape format shot (important - this fits better than portrait anyway*) and it does indeed seem that you get to keep more of your shot as wallpaper with less cropping. By the way, the green cropping frame can be widened out to the edges of the screen by touching on the green line and 'pulling' it.

    (* I originally supposed that 'portrait' would fit better than 'landscape', but I was forgetting that the HTC Sense GUI lets you scroll sideways across seven screens, so a nice long landscape-format is needed.)

    I suspect that the 'official' photos supplied with the Wildfire have been tailored right down to the precise resolution needed.
    Last edited by billynibbles; 07-24-2011 at 01:35 AM.

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    Thanks Billy Nibbles I will give your suggestions a try Much appreciated. Ellie.goldendoodle

 

 

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