[patch] New method for scaling wallpaper

Matthias Welwarsky mwelwarsky at web.de
Mon Aug 23 17:26:07 BST 2004

On Monday 23 August 2004 18:04, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> Le Lundi 23 Août 2004 16:26, Unai Garro a écrit :
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I found that all current methods in the background kcontrol module have
> > trouble scaling images that aren't 4:3 in size (like vertically taken
> > photos). They either distort the image (scale method) or leave empty gaps
> > (maxpeth)
> >
> > So I added a new method, which I called "Optimal Fill" (I couldn't find a
> > better name for it, but feel free to change it).
> Isn't the effect of "Center maxspect" ?

No. Center maxpect scales to the maximum size that can be displayed on screen 
without changing the aspect. It does not "overscan".

Still, your mail reveals that "Center maxpect" is probably a bad name for it.


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