How to Set Android Wallpapers Without Having to Crop the Image

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  • 08 Feb 2013
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  • One of the major annoyances with the Android OS is that while most of us choose to use a regular wallpaper the system does not allow setting it if not for a certain resolution that allows scrolling. Custom launchers can at least partially overcome the issue but there is another way to do it.


    Ridgeline Apps are responsible for some modest appearances on the Play Store, including a game that has gathered a good score and some popularity. Among their apps is a self explanatory titled one called Simple Image Wallpaper and it allows for setting custom static images on your homescreen in a different way then usual. The app is in fact a live wallpaper so after you install it you must access it through the dedicated menu and not through the app drawer. Once you do the app presents a bunch of options.

    The first thing you need to do when setting up Simple Image Wallpaper is select the picture you want placed on your screen. You can select from the Gallery or with the help of a file explorer you have installed. After you’ve done that you can select from a bunch of extra options. The first one will allow for setting the wallpaper without cropping the image. There is an option for having it displayed in portrait or landscape. Another very interesting option is to have two wallpapers for each mode – portrait/landscape – that you can select the same way.  The Pro version offers better image quality and memory management, including setting different images for the lockscreen.

    The free version of Simple Image Wallpaper is available on the Store with the Pro version costing about $1.99.

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