Wallpaper problem..

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    Ok so I create images the correct size but when I set them as a wallpaper it makes them bigger then the screen and it cuts off some of the picture. How can I fix this?
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    remember u got three screens to pan ur pic across so if u want the main part of the image to fit the the main home screen then u have to leave room on both sides. thats why the click with 5 is just crazy lame
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    Yeah it's definitely got room. But what I'm saying is when I go to wallpapers and click the picture, it brings up that little cropping option, I select the whole picture and click ok. It then loads to the wallpaper but it's way too big.
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    not sure, but just a thought. I've been doing mine at 200 dpi. if you are using default screen resolution you are around 72. perhaps try tweaking your resolution?
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    same problem here. i just gave up and used a droid supplied one.
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    Yes, I'm having the same issue. I'd love to have my picture as the background but when I select it, its blown up and fuzzy. What exactly were they thinking when they tested this during production?
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    Fun22.. they were thinking "If we make it really big and fuzzy.. they'll get tired of trying and go buy backgrounds from us making us even more rich!!"
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    i'm having the same problem. i made my custom background to the size specified in the wallpaper thread and when i put it on my phone and select it for the bg, it forces me to crop it. not sure why since it's the resolution it's supposed to be.

    perhaps there is a trick to it that i'm missing ..?
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    size vs resolution

    Size is the dimensions of your pic.
    Resolution is the tightness of the pixels...
    Dpi= dots per inch. Think about 854 pixels.
    At 72 dpi you are looking at a footlong image.
    At 200 dpi you are just over 4 inches.
    Sounds like an important detail to me.
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    so you're saying the images should be more like print quality rather than web quality? that seems silly since it's a web phone not a print phone.
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    read the specs on the phone...

    Before you call me silly you should try it.
    The pixels in the screen are more densly packed.
    This is why the screen is so impressive compared to others.
    Don't you wonder how all that web page fits on this tiny screen?
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    So what should I try editing my pic to for?
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    ive been playing in photoshop with this and nothing is helping. im even changed it to 200ppi i make the canvas smaller and everything and it still wont change the fact that i have to crop. i was close with the actual "image cavas size" being bigger with the image only in the middle smaller taking up only 1/3 of tha canvas. this stinks on ice. and i cant even find the wallpapers, the actual ones, in order to pull them off to get exif data
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    The Crop box

    You do realize that the crop box is scaleable?
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    hhhaaaahahahahahahahahaha no :(
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    i wasn't calling you silly.

    i'm a web designer. i know about pixels and resolution. it has nothing to do with dpi in this instance or how "densly packed" the pixels are lol.

    it simply had to do with the fact that i didn't realize you could resize the crop box. it's stupid that it defaults to a smaller than optimal size. it should crop to the exact size.
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    confused myself

    yeah, 960 x 854 is 960 x 854 no matter the screen.
    did take some of my print shit where it need not be.
    So, how 'bout that scaleable box. :)
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    I found that using landscape images are better than using portrait images.
    Also when you crop the image, make sure you leave room on each side of the crop, so it will have room for the two screens on the side.
    In other words, don't use an image that has what you want on the screen all the way to the left, or right.

    Hope this helps
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    I am also having the same trouble with pix taken with the phone's camera attempted to be set as backgrounds. Even the thousands of online backgrounds they offer come up blown up when set.
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