can I use this image as my wallpaper without cropping it?

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    I love this image but when I try to set it as my wallpaper it forces me to crop it to a square that barely surrounds the planet. Anyway to force the image as wallpaper without cropping it? I think the option on a pc would be 'fit to screen'.

    Red And Blue - Droid Wallpapers, Droid Gallery
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    resize it. its a huge picture and you want it on a little phone..
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    I found it on this website listed as a wallpaper for droids. My blackberry would automatically fit any image to the screen. I have a hard time believing that such a smart phone wouldn't be able to do this.
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    Why don't you try it?
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    try what???
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    Droid wallpaper should be 900x854. Try this:
    (this is my first try at attaching an image, hope it works)

    View attachment 7386
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    Easy mode is to use Photoshop.com to apply it as wallpaper.
    Just did it, looks pretty nice
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    Speeding, thanks for the tip, however the image became very blurry when I set it through PS. If anything, it should be much clearer when reduced since it's such a large resolution to begin with. I'm stumped.
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    You need to resize it as mentioned several times previously. Than when you go to set it as wallpaper you will be able to crop it to select the entire photo.

    As far as your Blackberry, did it have 3-7 screens to incorporate on to a wallpaper? I've never used a Blackberry but I'm going to guess no.
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    I don't understand why an image listed for use with droids as a wallpaper would have to be resized, but I digress..

    I also don't think you all quite understand what I meant in the OP. this obviously isn't going to happen so if a mod could please lock this thread I'd appreciate it.
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    No we understand. We're trying to show you a way to get the wallpaper to display correctly. The aspect ratio needs to be 960X854. The aspect ratio on your picture is 1536X960. You want a way to stretch/distort the picture. There is no way to do this that I know of.

    The picture is listed in Droidforums.net Gallery. That is hardly official. Pretty sure anyone could throw a pic up there.

    I resized the pic for you. Please try it out and see if it meets your needs.

    View attachment 7388
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    Not necessarily. It's very easy to overcompress or to use a resizing algorithm that's less than optimal.

    I don't know of any solutions on the Droid itself but there are plenty of image editing apps that can squash the image if that's what's desired.
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    In the future if you navigate to that picture in your phones browser, save it to your card, then go view it, you can set it to your wallpaper without cropping it.

    You do realize you can adjust the crop box by dragging it right? You can just drag it bigger to essentiall crop nothing.
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    how to

    What do you want?

    You want to put that image on our screen, right?

    download almost ANY pic edit program on your PC. Like HP Image Edit. Then open the pic with that program, and click on image, then resize. Then resize the pixel fields to about 900 X 854.

    If you want that pic, that's how you might get it to work!
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    I already did all that for him (it's 960 x 854 BTW). I think he'd rather just complain that it doesn't work they way he thinks it should.
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    yup

    yup
    fish

    btw-you were doing the resize, while I was typing my response.
    'great minds', etc.
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    Thanks for the resize Jay. I liked the pic and downloaded it to resize it with GIMP and was happy to see you saved me about 30 seconds of work. ;-p
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    Man, talk about being over-sensitive! I didn't even see anyone being rude to him and he screamed for the mods to lock this thread and then ran off to go cry under his bed.
    Too bad you wasted your time re-sizing the picture for him.
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    Guess I got lost as well. Didn't understand why the thread needed to be locked.
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