Wide screen Laptop (distorted pictures)

  Migwell 00:52 23 Aug 2005

A relation had bought a wide screen lap top and all his pictures are stretched when viewing them on the screen. What can he do and how will he go about it to restore normal viewing please?

The computer is an Acer, Sorry don't know the model.

  DieSse 01:00 23 Aug 2005

It's because the resolution (number of pixels wide x number of pixels high) has been set for a standard screen rather than a wide screen.

Look up the resolution of the physical screen and set the display properties resolution to the same.

  Migwell 00:00 24 Aug 2005

Acer Aspire 1520 is the computer in question

  DieSse 18:34 24 Aug 2005

Did my suggestion do the trick?

  Migwell 23:27 24 Aug 2005

My relation emailed me today, this is tha e email.

I dont fully understand the bit about Physical Resolution etc but I have fiddled with the settings this morning and have set it to 1280x800 instead of 1024x768 and the phtots seem ok. The only problem is that the icons on the screen are very small plus the rest I am not keen on this sort of screen. I think I may resort to the old setting and change it when I am going to do photo work. I lookfoward to seeing if you get any more suggestions. I think I may also try and contact Acer.

Thanks again

  Stuartli 23:55 24 Aug 2005

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