Desktop image doesn't fit as well as with windows

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ckesten, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ckesten macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2008
    New York

    Haven't had any success searching for an answer.

    I have an aluminum macbook (April 2009) and when I use a picture as a desk top image, even HD resolution pics it never quite fits well as wallpaper. I have tried all options (stretch, full screen, etc).

    When I had windows pics would always fit nicely. With my mac its either too stretched and just doesn't fit well

    Anyone else have this issue? Am I missing something?

    Thank you
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I think it depends more on the screen resolution than on whether it's PC or Mac. Some images just don't scale well. I notice it on all of my Macs; some images are fine, others are not.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Definitely an issue with resolution, rather than Win/Mac. You may be using images that are 16:9, when your screen is 16:10. You may want to try finding images that are 1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1200, or 2560x1600, as those will scale properly to your display.

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