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PizzaPlanet

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Hello everyone.

I am struggling to get shelves wallpapers (as well as app skins wallpapers) that perfectly align with the apps icons (of course I know that motion should be turned of for the best results).

I remember when I got my iPad 6th gen in 2018 and tried to get these kind of wallpapers, they never aligned with the apps icons either. I read somewhere that since iOS 10, it was not possible to get these wallpapers aligned.

By the way, has anyone tried the app Pimp Your Screen with the new iPhones?

Thanks everyone!
 

revmacian

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Hello everyone.

I am struggling to get shelves wallpapers (as well as app skins wallpapers) that perfectly align with the apps icons (of course I know that motion should be turned of for the best results).

I remember when I got my iPad 6th gen in 2018 and tried to get these kind of wallpapers, they never aligned with the apps icons either. I read somewhere that since iOS 10, it was not possible to get these wallpapers aligned.

By the way, has anyone tried the app Pimp Your Screen with the new iPhones?

Thanks everyone!
It used to be that you could take a screenshot and make a wallpaper with the exact same dimensions as the screenshot and that wallpaper would align perfectly. But, with the “notched” iPhones, this doesn’t work that way anymore. The problem now is that the dimensions required to perfectly align with the screen are larger than the dimensions of the screenshot on the same iPhone.

For example, take a look at this wallpaper and notice the text at the bottom. Now, if you load that wallpaper on the iPhone XR all you see is the white border at the edges of the screen - you don’t see any of the text at the bottom of the wallpaper. So, you need different dimensions for a wallpaper to perfectly align with the screen.

So, I’m guessing that your shelf wallpaper is set to the wrong dimensions to align perfectly with the screen.
 
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TrueBlou

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While I do usually have a plain black screen, OLED battery savings and all. I do sometimes like a bit of wood - make your own jokes :p

You can use this one I’m working on if you like, it’s a first draft and the finished one will be completely different, but this is what I’ve been using to work on the layout. This isn’t my artwork to be honest, I’m just using this one to play around with and get the alignment done, before I do my own art, makes it easier.

You do have to pinch it in the wallpaper settings so it’s not stretched, and do a teeny bit of manual alignment up or down (just align it with the top of the screen).
But as you can see it will align up, still lots of work to do on it, the finished article shouldn’t need any manual faffing with and of course, it’ll look a bit different.

What type of shelf are you looking for? Modern, traditional, wacky?



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TrueBlou

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Ok, here’s one I’ve just (not quite) finished, but because it doesn’t need to be fiddled about with, it’ll fit the 11 Pro Max properly, and because there’s no plagiarism :D I’ll pop it up just now because I’m not sure if I’ll get time to do any more to it for a day or two.


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Ladybug

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Not in the market for shelf wallpaper however I think it’s really nice of you to share like this. Kudos to you, we need more of this behavior in this forum.
 

PizzaPlanet

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Ok, here’s one I’ve just (not quite) finished, but because it doesn’t need to be fiddled about with, it’ll fit the 11 Pro Max properly, and because there’s no plagiarism :D I’ll pop it up just now because I’m not sure if I’ll get time to do any more to it for a day or two.

Thanks a lot! Greatly appreciated. I will try this one.
 

TrueBlou

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Not in the market for shelf wallpaper however I think it’s really nice of you to share like this. Kudos to you, we need more of this behavior in this forum.

Thank you, I’m inclined to agree, I’m always happy to help, whether its of a technical nature or things such as this. There are many people who share that philosophy on the forum, so we’re quite lucky at MacRumors.
 
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