If you are an owner of a widescreen monitor or laptop and a user of Windows OS, so this article is exactly for you.
Windows OS offers three positions of background image on a desktop: center, tile and stretch:
If these aren’t enough for you or you can’t make your desktop background look perfectly on your widescreen monitor using Windows’s positions – Screen Calendar is just what you are looking for to manage your desktop.
The main problem of widescreen monitors’ owners is that when they choose stretch position, wallpaper image is stretched to cover the entire desktop and looks distorted. If you have wallpaper with a landscape, it may look well even being distorted, but it will still be obvious that the picture doesn’t look normally. And if you have a picture of people, buildings or objects - you can’t use this position at all, because stretched picture will look ugly. Special types of image arrangement in Screen Calendar make this problem solvable. Choosing Fit to screen arrangement, you can check Constrain proportions to stretch an image constraining its proportions and leaving empty spaces on its sides. Or check also Without empty spaces to cover the entire desktop with an image without distortion. In the latter case you picture will look perfectly, only its top and bottom parts may be cut (that depends on an image size). That’s what Windows doesn’t allow to do.
Fit to screen arrangement of background image is identical with the Windows’s stretch position
Fit to screen constraining proportions of a background image
Fit to screen constraining proportions without empty spaces
When an image is centered, it is placed in the middle of the desktop and is surrounded by a solid color. Screen Calendar allows setting up your desktop wallpaper not only in the center of your desktop (as Windows does), but also in any other place of your desktop. Screen Calendar offers nine different image positions instead of Windows’s only one centered position.
An image that is tiled is placed on the desktop much like tiles are placed in a shower or a tiled floor. Tiling is commonly used for patterns instead of photos because a pattern is one square image that repeats itself across and down the screen, effectively forming a single image.
Tile arrangement is identical with the Windows’s tile position
So, using Screen Calendar, you get not only a desktop calendar and task scheduler, but an excellent desktop manager as well. Get free trial version of Screen Calendar 7.4 to try it of buy the software to enjoy the perfect look of your favorite pictures on a widescreen monitor or laptop.