How to Make Desktop Wallpaper Smaller

By Lisa Larsen

There are many ways to shrink your PC desktop wallpaper. Some methods require more knowledge than others. Often the image has been set to "stretch" in the Control Panel. In that case all you need to do is go into the Control Panel, click on Display, click on Desktop, and in the Position drop down box select Center. This will shrink your wallpaper image and place it in the middle of the screen. If that doesn't solve the problem, don't worry. There are other ways to achieve a smaller wallpaper image.

Step 1

Navigate to the area where you keep your folders of images or digital photos, usually titled My Pictures.

Step 2

Locate the folder which holds the smaller image you desire for your wallpaper.

Step 3

Left click on the folder twice to open it.

Step 4

Find the image you want, and right click on it.

Step 5

Choose "Set As Desktop Background" from the drop down menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • By going into Control Panel and selecting Display, and then Desktop, you may choose different images which are smaller.

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