Desktop image not displaying properly

If your Picasa wallpaper isn't displaying properly on your desktop, you may need to reset your image scaling:

Windows XP
  1. Right-click your desktop.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click the Desktop tab..
  4. In the 'Position' drop-down menu, select the appropriate scaling option:
    • Center: This places the image in the center of the desktop. The image size is unchanged.
    • Tile: If the image is smaller than the screen resolution, it's repeated across the screen, to fill up the entire desktop.
    • Stretch: The image is stretched to fill the screen. The image appears stretched if it's smaller than the screen resolution.
  5. Click the OK button.
Windows Vista
  1. Right-click your desktop.
  2. Select Personalize.
  3. Select Desktop backgrounds.
  4. Under 'How should the picture be positioned?', select the appropriate scaling option:
    • Fit to screen: The image is stretched to fill the screen. The image appears stretched if it's smaller than the screen resolution.
    • Tile: If the image is smaller than the screen resolution, it's repeated across the screen, to fill up the entire desktop.
    • Center: This places the image in the center of the desktop. The image size is unchanged.
  5. Click the OK button.
Mac
  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click the Desktop & Screen Saver icon.
  3. Under the title of the image that is currently displaying, change the drop down menu to the appropiate scaling option:
    • Fit to Screen: Expands the image to fill the screen until a horizontal or vertical border is reached.
    • Fill Screen: Expands the image to fill the entire screen horizontally and vertically.
    • Stretch to Fill Screen: The image is stretched to fill the screen. The image appears stretched if it's smaller than the screen resolution.
    • Center: This places the image in the center of the desktop. The image size is unchanged.
    • Tile: If the image is smaller than the screen resolution, it's repeated across the screen, to fill up the entire desktop.

If the image still fails to scale properly, try setting your photo as the Desktop wallpaper again in Picasa.