iOS 7 Wallpaper bug finally fixed!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by blub, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. blub macrumors newbie

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    One of the most annoying things about iOS 7 is the way it handles the placement and positioning of wallpapers. No matter how hard you try to pinch and drag, like you where able to do in iOS 6, it zooms back out and just looks rediculous. It seems like there is only one way to position the background image, and the user has no influence on that.

    When I switched to iOS 7 I could not longer use my favorite pictures as my wallpaper. I was very disapointed about that and decided to create a little app to fix my problem. I saw that this is a problem many users are running into, so I chose to make my little helper called Wallpaper Fix public.
    Wallpaper Fix lets you freely resize, rotate and position your picture in order to use it as your custom iOS 7 wallpaper..
    iOS 7 needs wallpapers to be of specific dimensions in order to work properly with the parallax effect, just position your picture the way you want it and Wallpaper fix does the rest automatically for you.
    Optimized for iPhone and iPad

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm7Ja1_xym4
    AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id765059392?mt=8

    Let me know what you think, and please help me spread the word.


    best regards
    Bernhard
     
  2. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

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    I also find this annoying but I addressed it by doing a screencap with the photo properly sized on my screen. Then I applied this trick to make it parallax compatible. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18412820#post18412820

    Voila!
     
  3. Blurify macrumors newbie

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    That is a cool tool indeed. But it does not work if you would like to have a picture taken with your iPhone/iPod/iPad as your wallpaper.
    The tool said it has not the right dimensions or it exceeds the size limit of 2MB.
    If you have your pic in the exact right dimension and the file size not exceeding 2MB than it is a cool tool.
    But in order to have that you need another app to position, rotate and scale your image and then take a screenshot.

    With Wallpaper Fix you can do all that very convenient in one app.
     
  4. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

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    good to know.

    The image I get from doing the screencap is cropped and sized to compatible dimensions. That's why I start with that as a first step.

    I've never run into the 2mb limit using my iphone. 5s. Maybe that's the case with the iPad.
     
  5. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    The sceen pic on iphone works. Not saying not a good app but not something I would pay for.
     
  6. blub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by the sceen pic?

    Not buying is your good right, and I have no problem with that if you found something that works for you.
    I created this app because I hated the zooming behaviour of iOS 7 soo much, mainly for myself.
    When I saw a lot of people have the same problem and have no solution for this frustrating problem, I made it public so it can help others as well.

    best regards
    Bernhard
     

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