Thanks for that solution
Placing the overly large sized source image inside the special "Photos" directory preserved its dimensions instead of annoyingly resizing it.
You helped me restore the desktop to the bleeding size style I had set in XP and eveyr veriosn of windows in memory and this newer Vista auto resizing feature seemed to be an omitted annoyance of vista at the Wikipedia artilcle.
You are the, the authoirty Caffiend81, you're welcome to sneak into my home and steal anything you desire !!!!
Thanks a ton of tons.