iPad mini Background picture looks bad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BradOntCa, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. BradOntCa macrumors member

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    Hello everyone. I was wondering if someone could help me figure out how to make my background pic look good. I have the Ipad mini retina and when I put a pic on my background it shows up soft and not good at all, when I put the same pic on my computer screen as the background pic it looks great, I just don't get it. Any ideas?
     
  2. brentmore macrumors 6502

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    Background images and wallpapers usually look best on screens when the image size (in pixels) matches the resolution of the screen. In you case, the iPad has a resolution of 2048×1536 px. If you can prep your image to meet this resolution, then it'll look good.
     
  3. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    Came here to say this. Just check the resolution
     
  4. BradOntCa thread starter macrumors member

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    Well. I did that and now the image is too big, I tried to pinch to make it fit but it just returns to being to big, geez.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    iPad wallpapers need to be squarish -- I don't know the exact dimensions, but just google "iPad wallpaer" and you'll find many high quality ones. Adjusting the resolutions of a low quality picture isn't going to get you good results, so unless you have super high res photos to begin with, I wouldn't bother adjusting the resolutions of an older wallpaper.
     
  6. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    It's because the OS zooms a bit extra for the parallax effect. The wallpaper resolution is in fact something like 2524 x 2524.
     
  7. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    I have tried that as well. Still iOS will zoom it even further and I would get a nice blurry wallpaper.

    Applying Wallpaper since iOS 7 is needlessly complicated and broken.

    I only use default wallpapers these days.

    iOS 8 added few new amateur wallpapers which truly suck.
     
  8. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I truly agree. iPhone 6+ has even more issues with wallpaper scaling. Parallax, landscape and system-level scaling on top of each other. I'm sticking to the default wallpapers, however dull they're starting to look.
     
  9. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Dimensions should be 2524x2524 and set the wallpaper while in portrait orientation , then slide it over to the right some. Don't ask me why. Setting wallpapers is beyond garbage since iOS 8 on iPad. Using any reference that's centered will never be centered when setting a wallpaper , EVER. Hence having to slide the wallpaper over a bit. Why the OS does this is beyond me. The funny thing is that it was fixed a beta a long time ago only to never be fixed in final release.
     

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