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    Default Simple tips for the best wallpaper experience.

    These are just simple suggestions to help you get the best wallpaper viewing experience out of your new nexus 7.

    1) for best viewing and crispness, wallpapers should be at least double the screens resolution. I find 3840x2400 is a sweet spot. while the nexus 7's resolution is 16:10, android crops wallpaper as if it were a 1:1 aspect ratio (i.e. a box, but minus the corners). this means even wallpaper matching the resolution of the screen, will not fill the screen. your 1200 vertical becomes stretched along your 1920 horizontal, which isn't good, especially since wallpaper is stretched out across 5 home screens and needs to move slightly when swiping between them. the cropping effectively means your 1920x1200 wallpaper, crops out to a resolution of essentially 1200x1200 only. this means wallpaper will be blown up and blurry rather than crisp.

    2) try to use wallpapers with a lot of border space. what I mean by that is, wallpapers with most of what's going on in it, in the center. I tend to keep my icons along the sides of the screen for ease of access with fingers. even though I use a stylus, I still like to keep the center of my screen unobstructed so a) I can actually see and enjoy my wallpaper and b) so I can more easily identify the icons and text on my home screen. it's much more effortless when you don't have to pick out icons through all the background noise, even if you already know where they are, you still take a bit longer to identify/read them when they're somewhat blending into the background.

    3) darker wallpapers are easier on the eyes and better for text readability, but entirely black can be dull. although this isn't as much of a problem if you don't keep icons on your home screen or if you have the border space mentioned in [2].


    the easiest way to search for wallpapers is google's image search. under search tools, set the exact image size to search for as "3840x2400", while searching the word "wallpaper". you'll find plenty of good wallpapers from many sources that will give you the best wallpaper experience possible.
    Last edited by Joe Joejoe; 08-14-2013 at 01:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Simple tips for the best wallpaper experience.

    I use a free app called wallbase it has thousands of amazing wallpapers and you can choose the size of the wallpapers in the options, i also use a free app called wallpaper wizardi that allows you to make your wallpapers fit your screen perfectly
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    Default Re: Simple tips for the best wallpaper experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by daveddy View Post
    I use a free app called wallbase it has thousands of amazing wallpapers and you can choose the size of the wallpapers in the options, i also use a free app called wallpaper wizardi that allows you to make your wallpapers fit your screen perfectly
    I saw someone else post in another thread about Wallpaper Wizardrii, it looks like a useful app.

    Thanks OP for the tip about doubling resolution, never thought to try that.
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    Default Re: Simple tips for the best wallpaper experience.

    Great advise! Thanks I have been struggling with this.


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