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BioniX Desktop Background Switcher can automatically decide how to fit an image that is smaller or bigger than your desktop.

 

BioniX Background Switcher Manual - Smart Tab

 

Wallpaper style

 

BioniX Background Switcher offers you the possibility to set the wallpaper in miscellaneous ways:

  • Smart size - BioniX will try to find the best way to stretch smaller / larger images to fit your desktop. You must activate this function if you are using dual monitors.
  • Original size - shows the wallpaper at its original size. The wallpaper will be centered.
  • Windows classic stretch - will stretch the wallpaper to fit the entire desktop. This is the Microsoft Windows default function. We do not recommend this function as it may distort the wallpaper if your wallpaper doesn't have the same aspect ratio as your desktop.
  • Windows classic tile - the classic MS Windows tile. We recommend you to use Smart tile instead.


 

Smart size

 

Custom zoom

 

You can use this function to zoom the wallpaper to any value you want. Custom zoom function is useful for small images. Recommended value: under 40%.

 

Original image size - Without custom zoom Image with custom zoom 40%
BioniX Background Switcher - Original image size BioniX Background Switcher - Custom zoom

 

 

Smart enlarge/Smart stretch

 

With the Smart stretch function you can enlarge the wallpaper on your desktop as much as you want. You can choose from two functions:

  • Fit (enlarge images until one border touches the edges of the screen)
  • Fill (enlarge image until empty spaces around image are removed)
Fit (enlarge images until one border touches the edges of the screen) Fill (enlarge image until empty spaces around image are removed)
BioniX Background Switcher Manual - Fill desktop background BioniX Background Switcher Manual - Fit to desktop

 

If Smart Stretch function is active then BioniX Desktop Background Switcher will proportionally stretch an image to make it the same size as your desktop. You will not loose any part of the image. If this function is inactive then the image size will not be reduced and some parts of the image will be out of screen.

 

Very small pictures look pixelated if they are enlarged too much. Enable small images with no more than x% will prevent this from happening.

 
Smart tile/Tile effects

 

If Smart Tile function is active and the image is much much smaller than your desktop, it will be automatically tiled.

 

 

Tile tiny images

 

BioniX Background Switcher Manual - Smart Tab Tile effect

 

Tile images that are x% of your desktop's area - tiny images will be tiled. Tiny images should not be enlarged because they will look poor. Instead, they can be tiled. Here you can specify how small an images should be (relative to the resolution of your monitor) to consider it "tiny". The default value is 34%.

If the wallpaper's height is smaller than 34% of your desktop's height then the wallpaper will be tiled. If we set the spin box above 30%, the desktop will look like the second screenshot:

Without Tile tiny images effect With Tile tiny images effect
small desktop imagesmall desktop image tiled

 

If the wallpaper's height is at least 34% of your desktop's height, then the Perfect tile effect will be applied.

 

 

Perfect tile

 

If an image needs to be tiled and its height is pretty big (over 34% of desktop's height) BioniX Desktop Background Switcher will tile it only horizontally but not also vertically.

In other words, the image will look like a band over the entire length of the desktop with black stripes above and below.

 

Original image With Perfect tile Without Perfect tile
BioniX Background Switcher - original image BioniX Background Switcher - image with Perfect tile BioniX Background Switcher - image without Perfect tile

 

 

Tile - The mirror effect

 

Tile vertically if height its below x% of your desktop's height - if the image is tall enough it will be tilled only horizontally. The result will be more "natural". Otherwise, the image will be tiled also vertically.

Horizontal mirror - if the image has about the same size as your desktop then it will be tiled only on horizontal. The effect will be much pleasant to your eyes.

Vertical mirror - applies a mirror effect on every odd image while tilling the small images.

 

The first screenshot is without mirror effect. As you can see there is a clear and unpleasant separation between images. The second screenshot shows the wallpaper with the mirror effect applied. As you can see the images are nicely merged.

 

Without mirror effect With mirror effect
normal wallpaper tiled wallpaper

 


 

Windows classic stretch

 

The wallpaper will be stretched until all empty spaces on your desktop will be removed. The wallpaper may be distorted. We recommend you to use BioniX Smart enlarge/stretch function instead.

 

Original image With Windows classic stretch With BioniX Smart stretch
BioniX Background Switcher - original image BioniX Background Switcher - image with Windows classic stretch BioniX Background Switcher - image with BioniX smart stretch

 


 

Windows classic tile

 

The image will be duplicated many times until all the empty spaces on your desktop will be filled. We recommend you to use BioniX Smart tile instead.

 

Original image With Windows classic tile With BioniX Smart tile
BioniX Background Switcher - original image BioniX Background Switcher - image with Windows classic tile BioniX Background Switcher - image with BioniX smart tile

 

 

 

 

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