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    Stretched photos in Vista Picture Gallery

    Does anyone have an idea why all my photos that I view in Vista look as though they have been stretched horizontally?

    My monitor is widescreen format, but nothing else looks as though it has been stretched when viewed on the screen, only photos.

    This may be a daft question, but I have tried in vain to find an 'aspect ratio' command anywhere in the picture gallery and I am getting fed up with looking fat!

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    Unhappy Vista stretches picture?

    Hi everybody! I'm new here and am happy to find a forum where people seem to know a lot. Hope that I too can someday answer some questions!
    I have a brand new Vist Athlon64 Dell Inspiron 1501, 15.4" screen. Problem: Google news the print looks stretched a tiny drop wider than normal....same for other print on newspaper websites. Also photos look stretched. What to do? Is this normal for Vista?
    Thanks, Olivia in Pittsburgh

    p.s.
    I noticed that someone once wrote following, but cannot find any replies:

    Quote Originally Posted by mpdjw View Post
    Does anyone have an idea why all my photos that I view in Vista look as though they have been stretched horizontally?

    My monitor is widescreen format, but nothing else looks as though it has been stretched when viewed on the screen, only photos.

    This may be a daft question, but I have tried in vain to find an 'aspect ratio' command anywhere in the picture gallery and I am getting fed up with looking fat!

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    • spoons's system
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    What resolution are you running your monitors at?
    Here is a quote from the microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video newsgroup

    "I've seen many posts in the discussion groups regarding distorted images when
    displayed in Photo Gallery when I started to search for other people with my
    problem, BUT all of them deal with faded, fussy, and poorly rendered images.
    None of them talked abou my problem.

    I've gone through a several week effort of scanning in family photos for
    digital archiving purposes. After scanning them, I've carefully cropped
    them. As a result many of the JPG images have non-standard pixel proportions
    (aspect ratio), for example 473 x 673. When many of these non-standard JPGs
    are displayed in Photo Gallery, Slide-Show, Media Center, as both full images
    AND as thumbnails they are visually squeezed horizontally making all the
    people in the pictures look like they have lost 50 pounds :-) Now as much as
    I wish I were 50 pounds lighter, I want it to be the result of REAL weight
    loss, not a bug in Vista.

    To make sure this is Vista related, I downloaded Picassa 2 from Google and
    all the JPGs are displayed normally with absolutely no visual distortion.

    This first appeared on my HP DV9010us laptop which I upgraded from Win XP
    Pro to Vista Premium so I thought it might be related to an "upgrade" issue,
    but I just bought myself a brand new HP DV9347cl laptop with Vista Ultimate
    Pre-installed and the problem appears there as well.

    Has anyone else seen JPGs visually distorted in the form of squeezing the
    displayed aspect ratio? Is Microsoft aware of this issue? Any solutions out
    there other than using another 3rd party product? THANKS!"
    Last edited by spoons; 29-07-2007 at 06:47 PM. Reason: additional text

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    vista need a service pack bad

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    Re: Stretched photos in Vista Picture Gallery

    I opened some 1280x1024 images using Photoshop, that were distorted in windows vista picture viewer, and it gave a message stating "pixel aspect ratio correction is for preview purposes only. turn it off for maximum image quality". I cannot find the option to turn it off in photoshop, nor can I find the option anywhere in windows. Many different searches on google have got me nowhere. If I download any other picture resolution, they work fine, display fine and I am able to use them as desktop wallpaper. But for some reason, any image of 1280x1024 is squashed horizontally, and I can't work out why.

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