Resize a picture so when it is applied to the desktop background, the size just matches?
Posted on 2013-06-25
I'm running Windows 7 and the screen on my monitor measures 1920 x 1160 pixels. I've got an image (.PNG) which measures 3072 x 1860 pixels. Therefore, when I apply it as my desktop background, only 62% (both vertically and horizontally) are visible.
Note that the dimension ratios of each image are equivalent so what I would like to do is shrink the image to just the right size to perfectly fit the desktop background area.
I tried opening the image with Paint then going through the resize process (by checking the box to maintain the dimension ratio, selecting pixels, and changing the X parameter to 1920— the y parameter changed automatically to 1160, then saving the result as a new image). However, upon defining that new image as the desktop background, I get the same result.
Finally, I tried adjusting all of the picture position settings (fit, fill, etc.) in the Desktop Background but that didn't help.
My ultimate goal is to have the image just fit as the desktop background (i.e. so that all objects and areas in the image are seen, albeit at a somewhat shrunken size).