Desktop image doesn't fit as well as with windows

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

  1. ckesten macrumors regular

    ckesten

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    #1
    Hello..

    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

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    #2
    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

    alust2013

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    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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