Video Card Problems/Display Backgroung

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I have a new Viewsonic 1920x1080 display for my W7 desktop.
I also had a graphic of the family as the background, on my previous Acer display.  
The background graphic on the new Viewsonic does not display the full image......tops of heads and feet do not fit into the new screen.
My solution was to reduce the resolution to 1024x768. The entire graphic displays in the background, but appears a little distorted.The image size was reduced using Photoshop, but the problem persists.
Question:
Is there any way to reduce the size of the image using display functions and at the same time using 1920x1080 resolution.

Answer
The display should be set to 1920x1080 resolution as that is the native resolution. When selecting the photograph as a background, go into the display background options (Control Panel -> Personalization -> Desktop Background; you can also right click on the desktop and select Personalization from there too). On the bottom part of that window will be a fill option, Picture Position. You may have to try a few options to get the best looking outcome for your image, but Fit or Center would be likely the most appropriate to achieve what you want. There will be "boxing" as the 1024x768 image does not fit the aspect ratio of the 1920x1080 display, and you can select whatever color you like using the "Change background color" option (it should default to black though).

-bob

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