Wallpaper resizing (was Re: [linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you)
Karsten M. Self
Tue Jan 6 11:06:59 PST 2004
on Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 11:34:44AM -0500, Chip Salzenberg (email@example.com) wrote:
> According to Jeff Waugh:
> > I'm sure you can see why that kind of thing isn't super-high priority when
> > most developers are focusing on the complete environment.
> Well, gee, either Gnome supports other window managers or it doesn't.
> You don't get a pass for claiming an important feature then not
> supporting it.
> As it happens, I run gnome-setting-daemon; I find it does a fine job
> of stretching a jpeg onto my desktop, and of course Galeon and gaim
> use it. If there is a stand-alone program that can do the stretching
> wallpaper thing well, I'd love to hear about it. Most programs I've
> tried are quite bad at it (qiv, chameleon).
Might want to look at the internals of xscreensaver. I've got an
archive of images I use for hacks using screen grabs (prefer not to
reveal my desktop when it's locked), which are resized very suitably,
even from quite small (25% or lesss of enlarges size) originals.
I've noticed this but haven't explored the mechanics.
There's also ImageMagick's resizing capabilities, which I've used,
though haven't reviewed results closely.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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