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copyright © Jon C 2008
Updated October 21, 2008
Getting It To Look Right
If you run a gamma program like the one that comes with Photoshop, ignore this. If not, you may wonder why wallpapers often look too dark or too bright for your desktop. It's because people set contrast and brightness differently on their monitors. A rough way to get a good result is to set your monitor's contrast setting to 100% - that's right, 100% - maximum contrast. Set the brightness to anywhere between 50 and 65%. Just try to keep blacks looking fairly black and whites looking fairly white. ;-) That should help a lot.
- Click on a title that catches your fancy.
- Let the small picture load. If you like it, click on it.
- Let the full size jpg load. These are large files (about 200K). Please give it a minute to load.
- Right-click on picture. Click on "Save picture as"
- In the dialogue box which opens, browse to the C:\Windows directory. In NT, go to C:\Winnt
- At the bottom of the dialogue box, click on the button next to "Save as type." From drop-down list, click on "bitmap (*.bmp)."
- Click on "Ok"
- Right-click somewhere on your Windows desktop. Click "Properties"
- Scroll to the name under which you saved the wallpaper. Click on that name.
- Just below, click "Center"
- Click "Ok"
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