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  1. sybrandyp's Avatar
    ...and thanks in advance. For the help that anyone can provide.
    05-27-12 08:57 AM
  2. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    1078x600 will not give you what your expecting to see, the playbook will only use 600x600 from the center, in order to use 1078x600 you need to resize the picture (canvas size) in a paint program, add 239 pixels to the to and bottom, then shrink to 1024x1024.
    05-27-12 09:25 AM
  3. sybrandyp's Avatar
    I am able to redownload it to another size. What size should I download then?
    05-27-12 09:31 AM
  4. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    I am able to redownload it to another size. What size should I download then?
    1024x1024 is best option, or square I think should work to.
    05-27-12 10:33 AM
  5. sybrandyp's Avatar
    Yeah I tried that size and it did not work. So I guess I will try your original suggestion and see if that works. I will let you know of my results.
    05-27-12 10:36 AM
  6. Mr_Bunny's Avatar
    Yeah I tried that size and it did not work. So I guess I will try your original suggestion and see if that works. I will let you know of my results.
    This might help you out, this picture shows exactly how the playbook uses a photo much better than I could ever explain it.
    05-27-12 11:13 AM
  7. sybrandyp's Avatar
    Ah thanks. That actually does help a lot. It really puts things in perspective. I appreciate the attachment.
    05-27-12 11:17 AM
  8. Coyote46'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.
    Thanks!!! That is just what I needed to fix my photos!
    07-27-12 04:05 PM
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