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Old May 6, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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So I am going nuts because I cant figure out what im doing wrong. I have currently 2 screens for my computer both being wide screens. My main problem is I cant figure what to do to kept them from streching out images I open. Is there a way to adjust the windows picture viewer to open the file and not strech it. I have played with my screen settings a lil but it doesnt seem to do anything for me so im hoping someone here can save me.

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Old May 7, 2009, 4:48 AM   #2
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what is your operating system e.g. is it XP?
what have you set your screen resolution to?
what is the size of your monitior screen?

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Old May 7, 2009, 5:50 AM   #3
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With the limited information you've provided my best guess is that you haven't set your screen resolution to a wide screen format. This web site gives some standard 4:3 resolutions which I suspect you are using and a list of widescreen resolutions, one of which you should be using. http://www.prismo.ch/comparisons/

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Your images aren't actually being stretched out; they're being squished. You're using 4:3 resolutions on 16:10 screens. Check the specs for your monitor(s) and set the resolution(s) in the Display control panel to the resolution(s) of your screen(s). In fact, it's likely that when you turn on your computer, messages briefly appear on your monitors suggesting that you set the resolution to the native resolution of the monitor.
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Thanks for the info

Im using Microsoft xp 2002
screens are set to 1280x1024
Mine monitors are 20"wide (acer x203w)
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Old May 13, 2009, 8:21 PM   #6
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Thank you thank you thank you everyone

Everyone here was arguing with me saying the pics look fine so it now looks a million times better or as it should
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