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PostSubject: Windows 7, squashed images   16th March 2014, 2:08 pm

okaaay so...Microsoft is ending support for XP, so i'm in the process of transfering my online life to a new hard drive, which has been upgraded to Windows 7 and IE9. i've got it mostly to a point where i can live with it, except for one blasted thing!

all the images i view are squashed annoyingly. like my art online, and in my pictures folder? they are squished up and down. width wise they're fine, but the frigging height...and i've tried changing the screen resolution to every setting, it doesn't help. my drivers are all up to date...i dunno what it is!...help, please?T_T i can't draw if the images are squished...especially cause then they'll look squished on other peoples computers.

EDIT: i took a screenshot on the computer of the squished image..transfered it to this computer, and it looks fine!T_T it must be a setting that's messed up...but i dunno what!

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   17th March 2014, 10:21 am

someone help...please?

EDIT: i was able to take a picture of my screens to show the issue!

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   17th March 2014, 12:11 pm

Your aspect ratio is off then.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   17th March 2014, 12:31 pm

how do i fix that?@_@

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   17th March 2014, 4:52 pm

Is your monitor a 16:9 1080p?

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   17th March 2014, 7:04 pm

i...ahm...don't know... i did a minor search and i think my screen is 15.4

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 7:47 am

i'm thinking maxis is right, it is the aspect...but i can't find anything to change it! and i don't know if switching the hard drive to my regular laptop will change anything...

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 8:28 am

You need to change the resolution of your monitor until the picture looks the way you want it. That's what I would do. Unless your monitor is a 16:9, do not use 1280x720, or 1920x1080 You need a resolution in which the width is in multiples of 15 and the height is multiples of 4. This may require some math, but I'll let you know if an option comes up.

Try changing to this resolution: 1440x900
15.4 is the diagonal display size, your monitor aspect ratio is therefore a 16:10 resolution.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 9:09 am

but whenever i change the resolution, it doesn't do anything except fuzz details. it doesn't make the pictures look any better. and the highest resolution i have is 1400 x 1050...does the graphics card make a difference? because this is what i see for each hard drive on my current(xp) and the 7 harddrive.

XP: 1. (Multiple Monitors)on ATl Mobility Radeon X1600

Windows 7: 1. Generic PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 11:42 am

VGA? Hold up, I know what the problem is. Use DVI graphics or HDMI, if you don't have those get an Nvidia graphics card, if you can't upgrade the GPU any further, you need to upgrade to a custom-built rig.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 11:47 am

so if i transfer my hard drive from the computer with the VGA to the computer with the Radeon, it should fix it?

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 12:32 pm

I'm saying your windows 7 build does not support high resolutions because you don't have a decent Graphics card in it. You need to phase out of VGA Graphics. So, don't do what you said. In short, I cannot solve your problem any further, unless you invest in a custom built Desktop like I did. I suggest backing up your images.

Now unless you have an auto adjust button on you monitor, that may be the problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 7, squashed images   18th March 2014, 2:11 pm

o.o...but what about my XP laptop? it doesn't have a good enough graphic card?

what does the auto adjust button look like...?

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