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Why can't I center my gimped image onto my desktop?

May 20, 2014, 23:59
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Why can't I center my gimped image onto my desktop?
I made like a vision board in Gimp - put some pictures and text together. And I merged the layers down to one layer and exported it as a JPEG. Then I set it as my desktop background in windows 7. Windows 7 will let you fill, fit, stretch, tile, or center the image on your screen. And those options work just fine with any other JPEG images I try, but not the image (vision board) that I made in Gimp. With that image, the only thing it will do is fit it to the screen. None of the other options work. I want to center it in the screen because everything's a little big and the task bar is cutting off some text.

Originally I set the resolution of the image to fit my screen perfectly, so I thought maybe that's why it won't let me center it. All of the other images that I tried were smaller images, so I went back and scaled the image down smaller. That didn't work. So I scaled the image down even more. Still didn't work.

Any ideas why Windows 7 isn't letting me center this image (vision board) on to my desktop that I put together in Gimp? I know this sounds like a Windows 7 issue, but it's got to have something to do with Gimp since Windows 7 is letting me center any other image.
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May 21, 2014, 07:21 (This post was last modified: May 21, 2014 12:34 by rich2005.)
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RE: Why can't I center my gimped image onto my desktop?
One thing to try, when you export the jpg, go to the advance features and un-tick the default progressive mode.

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and

http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-images-...port-image

edit: Does not look like that makes any difference. Got round to looking at this in a Win7 VM.
Made an image, deliberately not the same size as the Win 7 desktop (a bit larger). Saved both progressive and non-progressive.

As far as I can tell, no difference when applying the various options. Caveat here, I do not normally play around in Windows machines.

All worked according to the little icon that shows for the Fit- Fill etc option.

This was the same for both files. So there must be some other difference on your machine between jpegs that work and those that do not.

edit again: I think the best way would be to start again from scratch, using a canvas the same size as the desktop. Leave a margin at the bottom to accommodate the task bar.

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May 21, 2014, 20:57 (This post was last modified: May 21, 2014 20:57 by Kuurt.)
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RE: Why can't I center my gimped image onto my desktop?
Yeah, i couldn't get that to work either. I also tried .png. Looks like I'm going to have to do it all over again, or shrink my picture and paste it into the center of a background the same color. And set the background to the same resolution as my screen.
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