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Creating your own Wallpapers for the Motorola Photon

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13th April 2012, 02:02 PM   |  #1  
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I know that I have seen this forum out here before but I cannot find it. I am trying to use different pictures I have found online for my personal wallpaper. But when I use them they are either very close or they are not the entire picture. I know you have to resize them to fit the screen. I am using Adobe Photoshop to change the image size but I am having trouble coming up with the proper dimensions. Any ideas?????????????????
13th April 2012, 04:25 PM   |  #2  
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I know that I have seen this forum out here before but I cannot find it. I am trying to use different pictures I have found online for my personal wallpaper. But when I use them they are either very close or they are not the entire picture. I know you have to resize them to fit the screen. I am using Adobe Photoshop to change the image size but I am having trouble coming up with the proper dimensions. Any ideas?????????????????

If you want just one screen size picture than mine are 540x960.

The stock wallpaper that comes on the Photon is 1080x960 for scrolling.
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Dodol,in the market.

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If you want just one screen size picture than mine are 540x960.

The stock wallpaper that comes on the Photon is 1080x960 for scrolling.

I tried both of those resolutions and when I try to select the image it may let me expand it to the full image but it is zoomed in and the picture is sometimes blurry. Any other suggestions?
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I tried both of those resolutions and when I try to select the image it may let me expand it to the full image but it is zoomed in and the picture is sometimes blurry. Any other suggestions?

You mentioned using PS to create the wallpaper. Are you taking pics off the internet and trying to resize them or creating new ones from scratch? What process in PS are you using to resize? You probably already know this since you are familiar with PS but enlarging a smaller photo lowers the dpi of the image which is why I am curious about the process used.

If an image is the correct size and good resolution than it should look good on the screen. Just yank any wallpaper from your phone that comes stock and check the specifics on it and try to maintain that in your other pics.

Or.....if you want post the picture you are trying to use and we can try and resize to see if our results are any better.
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14th April 2012, 03:14 AM   |  #6  
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the right size is 1080x960 so using adobe photoshop and the croping tools
should do the trick. just use these settings and crop the image you want (for best results make sure the original image is bigger than 1080x960 or you will get a crappy picture)

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the right size is 1080x960 so using adobe photoshop and the croping tools
should do the trick. just use these settings and crop the image you want (for best results make sure the original image is bigger than 1080x960 or you will get a crappy picture)

How can I change the height and width to that? I try to do it and it says that exceeds the max. Thanks for the help in advance!
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How can I change the height and width to that? I try to do it and it says that exceeds the max. Thanks for the help in advance!

just make sure you're using PX (pixels) not inches or cm
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If the picture is 960 pixels high and wasn't resized upward from a lower resolution, it should be fine. It should look at least as good as it does on the computer.

540x960 is the Photon's/Electrify's actual resolution (qHD) but 1080 = 540*2, *2 being the width of your typical Android wallpaper, twice the width so the picture can shift as you change home screens. (Personally, I prefer to use 540x960 images and turn off shifting. If your launcher supports this -- GO does -- your wallpaper crop tool will have the proper aspect ratio. If it doesn't, it will try to take a piece with the aspect ratio of 1080x960 out of your 540x960 image.)

I resize wallpapers to 540x960 for use on my Electrify. I posted some in the wallpapers topic; if you want some nice ones (note that they do not support homescreen shifting) have a look.
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I tried resizing the images to 1080X960 and they are still zoomed in and not how I wanted them exactly. Here are some of the images. Wolverine fan as you can tell lol.


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