What happens if you use high(er) res desktops?

Minjin

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This is something I should know but I've never been as concrete with pixels and all that stuff as I should be. Lets say I have a 1280x800 LCD. I would of course go out and get desktop backgrounds of that size. But is it better at all to get a larger desktop of the same ratio? Does that make it look clearer or better? Would 2560x1600 be better?

Sorry if its a really stupid question.

So the thread isn't completely worthless, here's a link to some good desktops that got me wondering: LINK
 

Newfie

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There should be no difference. Just get the correct resolution and all should be fine.

Edited: Clarity
 

mobobuff

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If you get a larger image, and set the display to stretch, it will shrink it accordingly. This will make it less sharp. Always crop/resize and then sharpen your wallpaper to your display dimensions. I suggest using IrfanView.

Never use a source image that is natively smaller than your resolution.
 

FoBoT

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if you set the resolution too high, you will be alien abducted and end up with "the probe"

just don't do it
 

shortylickens

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I LOVE interfacelift.

Also try Wincustomize.com. I stopped using the desktop replacements a long time ago, but the wallpapers are pretty nice.