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I like to use wallpapers from Interfacelift but not all the wallpapers are my screens resolution and I was wondering what the best/easiest method would be to resize then to fit onto my resolution. I tried installing the nautilus resize extension but it never showed up and I've heard abit about Phatch, but that it was no longer being developed.

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You should first search askubuntu. There are a few questions similar. For example: askubuntu.com/questions/144085/… and askubuntu.com/questions/1164/how-to-easily-resize-images . I just searched for "resize image". –  Luis Alvarado Jul 6 '12 at 4:13

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1. Use the Nautilus Image Converter extension

Note: You must logout/login after installing any Nautilus extensions for them to work!

  • Install nautilus-image-converter from the Software Center:

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  • Logout and login. Then open the folder where you saved the image, and right-click on it. Then click on Resize Image...:

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  • You can set a custom size as shown. "In Place" will resize the existing file, while "Append" will save a new version:

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2. If available, the easiest option is to download the right size in the first place.

InterfaceLift, the site you prefer, has LOTS of options for download sizes, which almost surely includes your screen size. If you select the right size when downloading, that's the easiest method:

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The thing about that is not all the wallpapers support all resolutions, so some wallpapers are only for certain resolutions and others with my resolution aren't even displayed. –  dswhite85 Jul 6 '12 at 4:21
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The Nautilus extension(s) work, you just have to logout/login after installing. See edited answer. –  izx Jul 6 '12 at 4:32

Since , the question has been already answered , but i would like suggest it without resizing , you can make your Wallpaper to fill the screen from the Right Click change Desktop background options.

You can try the tile, zoom , center ,scale, fill, span options to desired one.

I am only suggesting this method , for you to save the trouble of resizing every image you considered to be background.

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Use Gimp and resize the image.

Alternatively you could also install Gwenview.

Both work great.

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IMHO installing Gimp is overkill for occasional resizing. –  izx Jul 6 '12 at 4:14
    
I think Gimp is necessary IMHO, but then again I am the kind of person who will open Gimp in free time and just draw. –  Sam Mercier Jul 6 '12 at 4:19

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