1. Scatabrain's Avatar
    There is an app for that, called Wallax- Scale, Resize & Make your own wallpapers for iOS 7. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id722262021?at=10l3Vy works for both iPhone & iPad. Which lets you resize & scale iOS 7 wallpapers like in iOS 6 but instead of black background in iOS 6 it adds the blurred version of the wallpapers itself. It also helps you make 8 different styles of wallpapers for iOS 7 like plain, gradient, dotted, Blur, White & Black, Bokeh, Focused & Padded. More effects coming soon..
    Neat! I bet there are a bunch that will love that blurred effect.

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    10-25-2013 01:36 PM
  2. Cindy Scagliotti's Avatar
    Love the screen print idea. It works!!! Great idea. Thank you!!! 😀
    10-28-2013 08:51 PM
  3. karrenola's Avatar
    Everybody's got really great stuff to say about such a simple but irritating change in iOS7. Lots of us want to position our wallpaper pics like we want and miss that old black background that could make any size pic look good. So taking all you guys' help into consideration here's what I did -- I took the pic I wanted and put it on a blank Pages document. I noted my picture was square with a gradient color change in the background from black at the top to blue at the bottom. Then I put a square shape in the background and used the 'gradient' functionality in the Pages Inspector to get the black to blue like the picture I put in the middle. Then I adjusted the picture to appear about 40% smaller than the background 'box'. Next I took a screenshot of it, labeled it, put it into iPhoto and made sure that latest import was synced with my iPad / iPhone. Then I used Settings to go to Wallpaper and selected that image I just made.

    Man, it was almost perfect! I redid the image on Pages and took screenshots five times, shrinking/ shifting the picture around to get the kind of position the iPad would let me enlarge even a little so I could move it up and down to position better. In the end I got a great wallpaper for my iPad. The same shot for my iPhone comes out rather big still and hard to center, but I can do that one later. Did I EVER have to work to get a perfectly sized image on my iPad though!! I'm shocked Ive, as into design as he is, couldn't've made doing our wallpaper way easier than this. Maybe he wants us to do what he does for free, hehe. Anyway, thanks guys! Getting just what I wanted on my wallpaper was worth all that designing time on Pages.
    11-02-2013 12:15 PM
  4. demistecuas's Avatar
    fixed it, download instasize app, appstore is free
    11-11-2013 03:34 PM
  5. lufthan's Avatar
    It affects the quality of the images.
    11-22-2013 12:44 AM
  6. Blurify's Avatar
    The app "Wallpaper Fix" solves the problem.
    It is as simple as it gets, the UI is super simple minimalistic and it works perfectly

    AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id765059392?mt=8&at=10l3Vy

    best regards
    12-06-2013 03:02 AM
  7. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Or my app: Fix My Wallpaper (Mine came first).


    My app interface isn't as refined but it gets good reviews vs others. I welcome other options (Wallax) but picking almost the same name? . This kind of thing makes me want to make my app free permanently. I probably will in 2014.

    There is a free way to do it as well. Save the image to your computer and place it on a larger background. Then put it back on your phone.

    Tip: make sure to try turning off reduce motion in settings then setting the wallpaper again in that order. For a lot of people that is enough of a fix. If you want your image even smaller you'll need to scale the images using one of these apps or on your computer.

    Some have suggested the iWork apps like Keynote but exporting as a single image doesn't exist so you end up having to take a screen shot. This degrades image quality as explained in post above. And the background options aren't as nice (no gradients etc).

    Hope you find the method that works best for you.

    Cheers, @Scatabrain

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    12-06-2013 07:21 AM
  8. Tobias Howard's Avatar
    EZ fix you can re-size your pic the fix... In Photoshop or another photo editing program make a blank page size 1000 pixels x 1600 pixels or 13" x 22". Past your image in the middle save as jpeg and load to iPhone. You be able to enlarge or shrink as you feel.
    12-09-2013 10:23 PM
  9. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Great tip.

    If your want to get it exact add 400 pixels in each direction to an image the same size as your phone / iPad native resolution and you will be able to leave the Reduce Motion setting to off and get a full sized un zoomed image.

    Cheers. @scatabrain

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    12-09-2013 11:33 PM
  10. Megan Tilby's Avatar
    You can take a screenshot of the image so that it fits the screen perfectly and it will allow you to have the image the correct size
    12-13-2013 09:13 PM
  11. jcornc's Avatar
    Has anyone found a solution to fitting pictures to the wallpaper on iPhone5 iOS. As in Smaller
    you can screen shot the picture you want , and then set it.
    01-06-2014 09:03 PM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    it doesn't work changing it to "reduce motion" does nothing and I still am unable to make smaller my photo so as to fit into my phone screen size properly.
    I noticed this as well.
    01-07-2014 03:01 PM
  13. Dorothy Tsui's Avatar
    01-26-2014 05:55 AM
  14. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I am a ios 7.1 beta tester and 7.1 will fix this issue

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    01-26-2014 06:20 AM
  15. efmcglynn's Avatar
    Disabling or enabling reduce motion does not have any affect on solving this issue.
    01-26-2014 07:43 AM
  16. Bonnie Griffith's Avatar
    I have, does anyone have a fix for this? Have tried all type do Insta size apps, but nothing downsizes the entire photo. Help!
    04-14-2014 11:07 AM
  17. Bonnie Griffith's Avatar
    Enabling the reduce motion did not fix my issue.
    04-14-2014 06:00 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Enabling the reduce motion did not fix my issue.
    If you've enabled the reduce motion option then a 640 x 1136 pixels should fit. Anyway, if you haven't already, take a look at the information via the iMore Blog link below.

    Why your wallpapers look messed up on iOS 7, and how to fix them! | iMore
    04-14-2014 06:08 PM
  19. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Try this: When choosing Wallpaper, turn the 'Perspective Zoom' off. This will only work on iOS 7.1 and above, but it should hopefully fix your problem.
    04-16-2014 09:28 AM
  20. Christine Van Wie Correia's Avatar
    Download Wallax app. It's only .99 and fixes the problem.
    04-22-2014 06:55 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Image Size works great too! Free!

    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    04-23-2014 05:48 PM
  22. kfhaggerty's Avatar
    I tried that out. It is not very precise, but I did get results. Unfortunately, a lot of definition is lost is the reprocessing of the original. But, good tip.
    05-18-2014 12:32 AM
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