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?
- 05-02-2010, 02:10 AM #2
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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?
- 05-02-2010, 09:45 AM #11
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- 05-02-2010, 11:35 AM #15
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.
- 05-02-2010, 02:45 PM #17
- 05-02-2010, 02:53 PM #18
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.
- 05-02-2010, 03:44 PM #19
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- 05-02-2010, 04:26 PM #21
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.
- 05-02-2010, 04:35 PM #22
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