1.    28 Nov 2015 #1
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    Snipping tool image too big!


    When using the snipping tool in 10, I have noticed that the completed image is far too large for desktop background, this was not so when i first upgraded to 10, any help welcome, not very technical, so help please.
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  2.    28 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    When you save the snip (File / Save as), change the file type to jpg from png.

    I just used Snip to do a full screen capture and saving as PNG was 1.52MB while saving as JPG was 232MB.
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  3.    28 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD View Post
    When using the snipping tool in 10, I have noticed that the completed image is far too large for desktop background, this was not so when i first upgraded to 10, any help welcome, not very technical, so help please.
    Hi, I have tried the snipping tool again for small area, using rectangle, and using JPG and PNG, but the problem persists, the snip is far too big.
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  4.    28 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD View Post
    When using the snipping tool in 10, I have noticed that the completed image is far too large for desktop background, this was not so when i first upgraded to 10, any help welcome, not very technical, so help please.
    Hi, I have tried the snipping tool again for small area, using rectangle, and using JPG and PNG, but the problem persists, the snip is far too big. (snip of coloured logo on this site) 8.68KB far too big on desktop
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  5.    28 Nov 2015 #5
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    Windows 8.1

    Sounds like it's stretching the image to fit the screen. Go into Settings, then Personalization and select Center under Choose a Fit.
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  6.    28 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by sciencegeek View Post
    Sounds like it's stretching the image to fit the screen. Go into Settings, then Personalization and select Center under Choose a Fit.
    Spot on, thanks a lot.
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