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Sir Pannington
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February 10, 2014 - 2:13 am
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So I'm new to creating PS3 Themes so if I'm doing something extremely wrong please tell me. So when I tried to set a background (tried it for both SD and HD) it said I didn't have the right dimensions, I was pretty sure that the image I got was 1920x1080, but it kept saying,"Dimensions are wrong, must be 1920x1080." It's starting to become a huge problem, someone please help.

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February 10, 2014 - 10:48 am
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Hey, welcome aboard! Laugh

Well, sorry if I'm asking, mate, but... Are you absolutely sure the image is 1920x1080?

I mean, you said you were pretty sure the image size is right, but if the program keeps saying it's not the right dimension then it means there actually is something wrong: even one pixel more can make the difference, so for example, the image could be 1920x1081 and maybe you didn't notice it... So, the point is: Did you check accurately? Wink

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Hi, you can always hover the mouse over the image and it will tell you it's size....or you could open the image through paint or photoshop to resize it...if it not the correct size.

as long as it only slighty ouit when you resize it ......it should still look ok...if its a huge difference , it could distort the image.

 

hope this helps

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When I edited the image in Paint it cuts off most of the picture so it only views certain part of the image. It looked okay for the HD background but not for SD. I only have an SD television and I want my first theme to be able to be viewed on my own television.

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Try looking for the exact size image through google you can specify the exact size image your looking for.

you can double check the size of the image in paint...in the attributes option.

hope thirds helps.

 

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@Twin Gamer: The exact dimension for SD images is 640x480

Now, the problem is that if you resize the original HD image from 1920x1080 to 640x480, the result will inevitably be a stretched/deformed SD image...
To avoid this, you should resize the HD image to the dimension of 853x480 and then take the 640x480 part you need (ie the center of the image) but this way, part of the left and right sides will be cut off, of course.
As you can see, if you try to get a SD image directly from a HD one, there's not much choice because you're forced to accept one of the compromises I just told you (not to mention the loss of detail)... Cry

So, if you want to get the best result even in SD format, the only thing you can do is to try finding the same image you want to use but with a size of 1600x1200 (or even bigger like 2400x1800 or 3200x2400): these measures can be resized exactly to 640x480, and with a loss of detail almost equal to zero Wink

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Is it okay to have some variations between the HD and SD background (say SD has a small black border around) will it effect the theme in a significant way or will it just look a different?

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You can't mix HD and SD, BUT if you fit a SD image into a HD image with a border that is fine. It's still HD size. ALL images have to be 1 size.

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@Twin Gamer: Like Ultra said...
Anyway - unless your TV has some particular displaying setting - SD images with the exact size of 640x480 will never have black borders around (you know, we could call it "Full SD"... LOL! Laugh )

By the way: What's the image you're trying to convert in SD?
Could you post it here, so that we can get an idea?

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March 6, 2014 - 2:56 am
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Actually, I got the image sizing right now. I had downloaded Photoshop CS5 earlier this year on my computer but it never worked. It just started to work after I was just being bored and opening programs on my desktop. So resizing images is a lot easier and now I've made 6 backgrounds out of 15 on the theme I'm working on. Downloading all the files for the backgrounds and the icons can get tedious though. Overall, I'm having an easier time with backgrounds than when I first started. Thank you all.Smile

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Really glad to know that, mate!
I'll be waiting to see your theme Smile

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