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    Default Failing live wallpapers and how to set a pic as background?

    My friend showed me his Incredible today. Since I am just an incredible source of knowledge after watching every review video I could find, I showed him a couple of things he didn't know about yet. We went to the android market and did a search for live wallpapers. A big list came up and we picked two of the free ones. They downloaded fine, but when we tried to set them as wallpaper, the phone got stuck at "Loading live wallpaper" and after a while came up with an error message which I unfortunately forgot.

    So the first question is, how do you know which live wallpaper will work with the Incredible, or are we just doing something wrong?

    Second question pertains to taking a picture and trying to use it as a wallpaper. Taking the pic is no problem, it's when we try to set it that a little green crop box shows up that's asking us what part of the pic we want to use as the wallpaper. While it lets us enlarge the area used in the pic somewhat, we just simply want to use the whole picture. Why does it want to crop out part of the pic instead of letting us use the entire thing?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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    There are 6-8 live wallpapers already loaded on the phone also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinD2473 View Post
    There are 6-8 live wallpapers already loaded on the phone also.
    Yeah we tried all of those and they work fine, but seeing how there's tons more on the Android Market, we natually wanted to try some of those. Either we are having bad luck in picking 2 that just don't work, or we are doing something wrong.
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    I'll dl one and see what happens
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    We tried the free Earth one.
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    i try to set a wallpaper but it keeps on asking me to crop the image. is there another way?
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    Earth Rotation works fine for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecksit View Post
    Earth Rotation works fine for me...
    Hmm..so all you did was download it, and then go to live wallpapers and try to set it, correct?

    Too bad I don't have a phone around to mess with it some more.
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    I've been getting the error message "the process com.htc.bg has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." Could this somehow be related?
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    I too would like to know how to set a wallpaper of one I added to my SD card or a pic I took without that crop box showing up. What's the point of using your own wallpaper if the resolution is correct and it makes you crop it even more?
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    same question i have, there's got a be a way without cropping the pics some third party app or something.
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    im a ditto seems pointless i have some great shots of my wife but i have to crop off her head lol sometimes id like to
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    If you have a landscape pic it works if you open the crop box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StayFly View Post
    same question i have, there's got a be a way without cropping the pics some third party app or something.
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    There will be some that don't work since this is a new phone and they aren't updated yet. But I downloaded the nexus one live wallpaper where it has streaks of color moving around and it worked fine
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    I think the problem is that by default it uses 8MP. So you shoot this picture and it's is gigantic. I suppose if you would use a lower resolution you would have less cropping to do? But still, the phone is capable of showing the entire picture on the screen after you took the picture, so why can't you just set it the way it is....that's a little stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhippler View Post
    i try this app did the same thing crop my pictures automaticly .im using 480x800

    did not work for me.
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    your resolution is off. If you look at the default wallpaper included with the incredible, all of them are 960x800 (since the wallpaper moves slightly for each of the home screens). When I downloaded images and cropped them to 960x800, you can use the whole thing.
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    so if i crop my images to 960x800, i wouldnt need the app to install them as wallpaper.??? i could do it myself.
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    so the pictures have to be landscape pictures in order for it to work?
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    The camera on the Droid Incredible takes photos at a resolution of 3264x1952 pixels. This is a different ratio than the 960x800 size required to be wallpaper. To put it in different words, a rectangle can't be re-sized down to a square without some cropping. So you have to crop photos taken with the Incredible to get them to the right ratio to work as wallpaper.

    If you crop images to 960x800, you can just install them using the phone. No third-party software is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MannyZ28 View Post
    Hmm..so all you did was download it, and then go to live wallpapers and try to set it, correct?

    Too bad I don't have a phone around to mess with it some more.
    the free earth one didnt work for me either. But two other ones do. Shake em all, and Pet Koi ( which by the way is sweet)
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    I tried Rain "matrix" and lines. Both worked perfect.

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