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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#31 Post by asqwerth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:05 am

But people could also copy the bigger pics from the MX official site's wallpaper page.... Granted it's less visible though.

In any case, I do appreciate the pics you have posted. Was testing the Fox pose pic in one of my mx17 installs last night. Very nice.
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#32 Post by asqwerth » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:27 am

On another note, I tested the application of your pics as the wallpaper on a Gnome 3 desktop (Korora) vs MX17's XFCE desktop, both using variety wallpaper changer.

Everything scaled nicely on MX17 but on Gnome 3, the positioning/scaling of the pics were a bit off. For instance, the goose and goslings pic had the mother goose's head too close to the top left corner, such that it got blocked by the gnome top panel and Dash on the left. Couldn't find any settings to change scaling in Variety, so I assume it just uses whatever is the default setting for the desktop environment.
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#33 Post by ChrisUK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:37 am

asqwerth wrote:On another note, I tested the application of your pics as the wallpaper on a Gnome 3 desktop (Korora) vs MX17's XFCE desktop, both using variety wallpaper changer.

Everything scaled nicely on MX17 but on Gnome 3, the positioning/scaling of the pics were a bit off. For instance, the goose and goslings pic had the mother goose's head too close to the top left corner, such that it got blocked by the gnome top panel and Dash on the left. Couldn't find any settings to change scaling in Variety, so I assume it just uses whatever is the default setting for the desktop environment.
Thanks for that, I'll bear that in mind with future crops - I'll just allow a bit more at the top and sides. TBH, that particular pic was a tighter crop than I intended.

Oh, I know the pics can be downloaded from the main website, but like you said, a bit less visible than here... so the best that can be achieved really.
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#34 Post by ChrisUK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:53 am

OK, I've just processed another crop of a Fox in the sun... small pic below - 1920*1200 on the main site. It should be OK on larger screens now?
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#35 Post by spidermouse » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:10 am

^Nice, another fox. :fox: :number1:
I set Misko's resting fox wallpaper. https://misko-2083.deviantart.com/art/R ... -726774960

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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#36 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:58 am

Here's a Mute Swan - and also a textured version for something a bit different.

Please let me know if the full res ones on the main MX webite are OK on large screens...

thanks
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#37 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:15 am

Display: 1920 x 1080

Full-sized (no stretching, scaling, zooming) wallpaper on gnome 3 desktop in korora:

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It just about clears the gnome top bar which is quite a slim panel.

I did find the setting in gnome to change the background setting to stretched and that works very well, just like MX's default stretched setting.

Here it is in MX17. Looks fine.

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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#38 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:49 am

asqwerth wrote:Display: 1920 x 1080

Full-sized (no stretching, scaling, zooming) wallpaper on gnome 3 desktop in korora:

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https://imgur.com/uxu9E3K

It just about clears the gnome top bar which is quite a slim panel.

I did find the setting in gnome to change the background setting to stretched and that works very well, just like MX's default stretched setting.

Here it is in MX17. Looks fine.

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https://imgur.com/O3FtCq5

Great, thanks for checking. I know roughly how much I can crop to retain sharpness at full res now - I'll have to watch that top though, as it's a bit tight. Maybe a few more Fox pics, then it's over 50 bird species to chose from... any preference?
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

#39 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:44 am

Any non-violent pics of hawks?

Birds that have some splashes of colour on them? Robins? Any pheasants?

Parrots? Are there even any in the UK?
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#40 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Here's a quick Robin to start with, quick as in a quick edit -and another Fox... higher res are on the main site

We do actually have Parrots now, well Ring-necked Parakeets - they invaded years ago from India... in fact I get them at the feeders in my garden. Oh, and I have 1000s of pics of Sparrowhawks just posing... I had a regular male visit for years, but I've had many more Sparrowhawks visiting over the years.

I'll sort out some Sparrowhawk and Parakeet pics for tomorrow
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