setting wallpaper in ios7?

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  1. Missmouse3

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    I seem to be having problems setting a photo as my walpaper on ipad now sine I have ios7. The button to "set as wallpaper" is grayed out & the photos are a bad fit now. this used to be a realy slick & simple operation, why have Apple messed things up so much?
     
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    The button "Use as Wallpaper" should only show up when you choose exactly one picture. It doesn't appear when you choose more than one, or none at all.
     
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    but i WAS choosing one picture! how could I choose more than one? Ive read this is a major problem setting your own wallpaper on IOS7 a lot of people are haveing issues with it!
     
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    The problem was/is what the picture looks like when it's chosen as wallpaper, on a homescreen, and that it's working slowly. I've never before seen somebody posting about a greyed out "Use as Wallpaper" button.
     
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    If you can't set up a picture as wallpaper from your Photo app, try it in Settings - Wallpapers & Brightness.
    Under "Choose Wallpaper" you see your current wallpaper. When you tap it, you get the possibility to access your Camera Roll and other albums. Tap the album with your favorite picture, choose the picture and then move and scale it. Set as homescreen or lockscreen or both.
     
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    That's the way to do it. I would however add, scaling and moving only works when zooming into a picture there seems to be no way to display a picture properly now, cropping takes place no matter which picture or orientation I try, they added a piece of useless eye candy called parallax which stops scaling to fit a picture to the screen.

    From the research I've done on the net they say if you add a border of 200 pixels to a picture it displays properly although I can't seem to get anything to work and have given up trying to use my own pictures. The word scaling should be removed from the wallpaper settings because it no longer works, if you can't display the full picture on screen then scaling has not been applied.
     
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    I still use my own pictures.

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    Yes, I can't scale them, but I move them to the part of the picture that I like best. I think they are not looking too bad.
     
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    Scaling simply means resizing to fit. When the wallpaper was a simple image, that meant until it fit edge to edge along the smallest dimension. Now that you are scaling for the parallax that means virtual edge to virtual edge, which includes the necessary boarder space. You've never been able to view the full image unless it happened to be the exact dimensions of the iPad's screen. Even then you would have some zoom in either the portrait or landscape view, depending on the orientation of the original image.

    I admit, this is no longer intuitive, since the boarder is not obvious; however I don't know of what other description (in under a paragraph) Apple might use to describe the resizing of images to fit the wallpaper. At least not one just as subject to misunderstanding as scaling.

    Like before, if an image is bigger than necessary then it's shrunk until it fits (plus the boarder). If it is two small it is zoomed. You can still zoom in on the image, though it can be an exercise in patience. Each time the wallpaper is moved or resized it recomputes the parallax effect. On older iPads this can mean the wallpaper settings controls can freeze for several seconds.

    What it all boils down to is that some older wallpapers aren't going to work well, or at least not as expected. The choices are: be unhappy and maybe complain to Apple in hopes they will change their mind, consider it an opportunity to find a new and hopefully better wallpaper, or dive into wallpaper tinkering and/or creation for yourself.

    I don't have much hope for the first choice, though I suppose Apple 'might' 'eventually' include an option to turn off parallax entirely instead of just reducing (stopping?) it's motion.
     
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    Have tried all possible options and the scaling does not work, at all. This used to be such a seamless, painless easy operation until the update to i0S7. Wondering if this will be fixes at any time soon?
     
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    I wouldn't bet on it, from what I've gleaned this is the way it is due to the eye candy called parallax apparently, you can mess with pictures until your red in the face, the simple fact is any old wallpapers you had no longer scale to the correct margins, top and bottom for portrait and left and right for landscape.

    Another example of what Apple gives is what you get, time may prove me wrong here, but I seriously doubt it.
     

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