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  1. anon(1754793)'s Avatar
    Edit: As per request an added picture Is this the first lightining strike captured by a PlayBook!?!

    The pictures not perfect but I think its pretty cool!!!

    I'm sorry for this and I know it's been discussed time and time again but I really don't care at this point, close the thread if you want... Honestly I would like to have this thread get sticky(ed) so that someone could see it and finally fix the problem cause clearly RIM is blind and they haven't seen the outrage over this one little issue.

    Now to my story:

    I live in Toronto, Ontario and it's been awhile since we have had a nice thunderstorm.
    I was on my way back to my house when I pulled over, rolled my windows down, and watched the lightning and listened to the thunder (I'm not a storm chaser but I do appreciate good weather and there's something about a storm that relaxes me).

    So as I was pulled over I was taking pictures and video and for the first time in my life (and this may not be a big deal for any of you but it's been on my bucket list) I snapped a picture of a beautiful strike of lightning... with the PlayBook of course!!!

    Now here's the issue you all know so well... I go to put it as my background and it's zoomed in and distorted, yeay!!!!!

    I'm not one to complain because I have no issues with my PlayBook, I'm more than happy with it.
    But simply put, how hard could it be to fix this issue???

    Let the comments and complaints about my thread roll in
    Last edited by CB.Mike-D; 05-04-12 at 11:30 AM.
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    05-03-12 08:56 PM
  2. Ninjatogo's Avatar
    This isn't a problem with the Playbook software, in fact it's not a problem at all.
    The Playbook is simply zooming in on the image to fit the screen dimensions for the portrait and landscape views. The wallpaper system is simple, so the best way to get a nice wallpaper is to crop the image as a square with dimensions of 1024 by 1024. This will give a nice sharp wallpaper in both landscape and portrait view, with no zooming.
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    05-04-12 12:01 AM
  3. varunsain's Avatar
    I had the very same problem.. Sadly even taking a screenshot and applying as wallpaper doesn't help..

    I hope there's a work around for this soon..
    05-04-12 01:12 AM
  4. anon(1754793)'s Avatar
    This isn't a problem with the Playbook software, in fact it's not a problem at all.
    The Playbook is simply zooming in on the image to fit the screen dimensions for the portrait and landscape views. The wallpaper system is simple, so the best way to get a nice wallpaper is to crop the image as a square with dimensions of 1024 by 1024. This will give a nice sharp wallpaper in both landscape and portrait view, with no zooming.
    Ohh I understand that, I make my own wallpapers all the time.
    It's just annoying because you would figure when you view your crystal clear picture in the photo album that perfectly fits the screen... When you set it as your wallpaper it wouldn't look any different.
    05-04-12 06:15 AM
  5. jaydee5799's Avatar
    This isn't a problem with the Playbook software, in fact it's not a problem at all.
    The Playbook is simply zooming in on the image to fit the screen dimensions for the portrait and landscape views. The wallpaper system is simple, so the best way to get a nice wallpaper is to crop the image as a square with dimensions of 1024 by 1024. This will give a nice sharp wallpaper in both landscape and portrait view, with no zooming.
    So crop to a square of 1024 x 1024. Hey! That sounds simple!
    Thanks!!!
    05-04-12 06:51 AM
  6. Ninjatogo's Avatar
    Ohh I understand that, I make my own wallpapers all the time.
    It's just annoying because you would figure when you view your crystal clear picture in the photo album that perfectly fits the screen... When you set it as your wallpaper it wouldn't look any different.
    This happens because the Playbook camera does not take perfectly square images, it can only take the in 3:2 ratio or 16:9. From what you said above I'm guessing your camera is set to use the 16:9 ratio, this will fill the screen in landscape mode for the photoviewer, but the wallpaper tool is set to give a box crop so it works in landscape and portrait.

    It would be nice for RIM to include a simple image editor on the Playbook so that we can crop photos for use as wallpapers. I think there are a few free apps on App World that let you crop so maybe you should give them a try.
    05-04-12 08:30 AM
  7. FF22's Avatar
    I'd just like to see the Lightning Picture if you are willing to share it.
    05-04-12 09:55 AM
  8. anon(1754793)'s Avatar
    I'd just like to see the Lightning Picture if you are willing to share it.
    Yeah I can do that, give me a few minutes to upload it.
    Ill edit the original post!!!
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    05-04-12 11:09 AM
  9. FF22's Avatar
    I miss a good Electrical Storm. We have very few in the pacific northWET.

    Now to photoshop out the powerlines.
    05-04-12 11:47 AM
  10. daveinsperry's Avatar
    * Start with any 16:9 ratio image and reduce or crop the image down to exactly 1024 x 576 pixels (you can also do a Google image search for 1024 x 576 wallpaper).

    * Create a separate JPEG image that's simply a 1024 x 1024 solid black background.

    * Copy and paste your 1024 x 576 image into the exact center of the 1024 x 1024 black background image (easy to do with Photoshop).

    * If done correctly, you will now have a 224 pixels thick black border on both the top and the bottom of your 1024 x 576 wallpaper.

    * Save the finished product as a JPEG file and then transfer it to your Playbook.

    Follow the above steps, and you'll now have absolutely perfect fitting wallpaper for your Playbook each and every time. Incidentally, the 224 pixels thick border that's at the top and the bottom is so that whenever the Playbook is held vertically (portrait mode), these borders function as spacers that allow the wallpaper to be centered up vertically. And you actually don't have to leave them solid black either. Myself, I use Photoshop to add some kind of a nice gradient pattern to those top and bottom borders. It adds a little extra eye candy to the wallpaper when I hold it vertically.

    If you're really in a creative mood, you could maybe stash some sort of a surprise image and/or text inside these top/bottom borders. Perhaps a little humor that's only visible in portrait mode. I haven't had a chance to try this trick myself. But I really don't see why it wouldn't work.
    Last edited by daveinsperry; 05-20-12 at 09:15 PM.
    05-20-12 07:31 PM
  11. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    Edit: As per request an added picture Is this the first lightining strike captured by a PlayBook!?!

    The pictures not perfect but I think its pretty cool!!!

    I'm sorry for this and I know it's been discussed time and time again but I really don't care at this point, close the thread if you want... Honestly I would like to have this thread get sticky(ed) so that someone could see it and finally fix the problem cause clearly RIM is blind and they haven't seen the outrage over this one little issue.

    Now to my story:

    I live in Toronto, Ontario and it's been awhile since we have had a nice thunderstorm.
    I was on my way back to my house when I pulled over, rolled my windows down, and watched the lightning and listened to the thunder (I'm not a storm chaser but I do appreciate good weather and there's something about a storm that relaxes me).

    So as I was pulled over I was taking pictures and video and for the first time in my life (and this may not be a big deal for any of you but it's been on my bucket list) I snapped a picture of a beautiful strike of lightning... with the PlayBook of course!!!

    Now here's the issue you all know so well... I go to put it as my background and it's zoomed in and distorted, yeay!!!!!

    I'm not one to complain because I have no issues with my PlayBook, I'm more than happy with it.
    But simply put, how hard could it be to fix this issue???

    Let the comments and complaints about my thread roll in
    I posted a couple of images and a little info you might find useful in this thread.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...rtrait-724281/
    I'm from there originaly, nothing quite like the thunderstorms around the Great Lakes.
    05-20-12 11:28 PM
  12. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    Toronto, Ontario Thunderstorm
    05-21-12 04:21 AM
  13. Devhux's Avatar
    AMAZING photo! Wouldn't have guessed it came from the PlayBook honestly.
    05-21-12 04:42 AM
  14. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    This one is done so the picture goes up to the line below the favorites area, nice picture by the way, did you extract it from a vid or where you lucky enough to click at the right time.
    05-21-12 05:20 AM
  15. anon(1754793)'s Avatar
    This one is done so the picture goes up to the line below the favorites area, nice picture by the way, did you extract it from a vid or where you lucky enough to click at the right time.
    Thanks for the edits
    And yes this one I was lucky enough to get!!!

    I would have got some from my videos but I was parked on the side of the road with a lot of traffic and half the time lightning struck a car was passing at the same time lol...
    05-21-12 07:26 AM
  16. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    Thanks for the edits
    And yes this one I was lucky enough to get!!!

    I would have got some from my videos but I was parked on the side of the road with a lot of traffic and half the time lightning struck a car was passing at the same time lol...
    Your welcome, I've been making wallpapers for the playbook and posting them,would you mind if I posted this one.
    05-21-12 07:41 AM
  17. anon(1754793)'s Avatar
    Your welcome, I've been making wallpapers for the playbook and posting them,would you mind if I posted this one.
    No not at all, where do you post them I would like to check some out!
    05-21-12 10:19 AM
  18. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    No not at all, where do you post them I would like to check some out!
    Thanks.

    Wallpapers are here, .
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...rtrait-724281/

    I've been trying to make them so they have some appeal in landscape and portrait, you managed to get the lightning bolt in the perfect spot for that
    05-21-12 11:02 AM
  19. strawberiisLife's Avatar
    i successfully tetheres my both bb phones to my playbook but its not working.
    i set up new profile and put the globe APN set up its already connected but i cant surf net. please help.
    05-21-12 11:12 AM
  20. Mike_Luchia's Avatar
    Edit: As per request an added picture Is this the first lightining strike captured by a PlayBook!?!

    The pictures not perfect but I think its pretty cool!!!

    I'm sorry for this and I know it's been discussed time and time again but I really don't care at this point, close the thread if you want... Honestly I would like to have this thread get sticky(ed) so that someone could see it and finally fix the problem cause clearly RIM is blind and they haven't seen the outrage over this one little issue.

    Now to my story:

    I live in Toronto, Ontario and it's been awhile since we have had a nice thunderstorm.
    I was on my way back to my house when I pulled over, rolled my windows down, and watched the lightning and listened to the thunder (I'm not a storm chaser but I do appreciate good weather and there's something about a storm that relaxes me).

    So as I was pulled over I was taking pictures and video and for the first time in my life (and this may not be a big deal for any of you but it's been on my bucket list) I snapped a picture of a beautiful strike of lightning... with the PlayBook of course!!!

    Now here's the issue you all know so well... I go to put it as my background and it's zoomed in and distorted, yeay!!!!!

    I'm not one to complain because I have no issues with my PlayBook, I'm more than happy with it.
    But simply put, how hard could it be to fix this issue???

    Let the comments and complaints about my thread roll in
    Here is a couple of versions without the wires. One the original size and one sized for Landscape in the PlayBook.

    Mike
    05-21-12 11:34 AM
  21. FF22's Avatar
    Here is a couple of versions without the wires. One the original size and one sized for Landscape in the PlayBook.

    Mike
    Ah, a wireless pb!!!!!

    Okay.
    05-21-12 12:30 PM
  22. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    No not at all, where do you post them I would like to check some out!
    I didn't realize the quality was automatically being reduced to 600 x 600 here is the right size.
    05-21-12 12:36 PM
  23. all3n7's Avatar
    REALLY~! I KNOW ITS A FEW STEPS AND SIMPLE. BUT ITS KIND OF SUCKS. IM A BB FAN, BUT APPLE MADE THIS FEATURE SO MUCH 10X FASTER, NO STEPS, OR WHATSOEVER.. NOT GOOD...!!
    05-21-12 05:23 PM
  24. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Here is one of mine. Taken one morning in my front yard.
    05-21-12 06:57 PM
  25. sybrandyp's Avatar
    My problem is a little bit different. I keep downloading wallpapers off of a site that offers playbook wallpapers. 1078x600 if I remember correctly. Anyways, what my device is doing is oversizing it both ways so that it does not fit. I have never had this issue before. What could be causing this?

    EDIT: I uploaded a picture of the home screen so you can see how much the image is off.
    Last edited by sybrandyp; 05-27-12 at 09:09 AM. Reason: Uploaded a picture
    05-27-12 08:55 AM
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