Snowflake, This Might Help Too
Many times, the pictures that you download off a web page are not of sufficient resolution to create a good, clear background on your computer screen. In order to save file space on the page, the pictures are reduced in clarity, and although the look find on the page when small, they don't "blow up" very clear. Unfortunately, if the resolution starts out small, there's not much you can do to make it much better. So, normally, if you want to use a picture from a webpage, the bigger the picture is, the better the resolution will be on your computer.
In addition, if they were designed as .png files, you may not have the option to save them as anything other than .png or .bmp. If the option is available, it can usually be done by RIGHT clicking on the picture, choose "Save Picture As", then when the "Save As" window loads, click on the "Sava as type" line at the bottom of the window. If .jpg, or .gif is available, it should be listed there. If it's not available, then you can save the picture and "convert" it to a different file type by using the Irfanview program that Cursorcowboy suggested above.
In addition, have you tried changing the computer's screen resolution, like this:
RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop, choose "Properties". When that loads, click on the "Settings" tab. Move the "Desktop area" slider to a number 800 X 600 or larger. But remember, the larger the number, the smaller the icons will be on the desktop, and the harder the graphics program will work. Most folks use 800 X 600, or possibly 1024 X 768, but it's your choice.
Hope this helps.
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