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How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7?

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Guest [Entry]

"I can run one desktop background image spanned across both screens out of the box, with no extra software installed. The trick is to find an image that matches the resolution of both screens together. In my case, with 17"" monitors both at 1280x1024, I need an image that is 2560x1024.

Now go to Control Panel>Apperance and Personalization>Personalization>Desktop Background and select the image. Then set the picture position to ""Tile"". Your background image should now be spanned across both screens.

As far as I know, this is the only way to avoid having the same image on both screens without installing 3rd party software. There is not a way to have a different image for each monitor unless you save two images next to each other as one file with the correct resolution for your monitors, giving the appearance of two separate images once applied.

If you're looking for a good source for images that match your screen resolution requirements, interfacelift.com is a good source. You can browse by resolution size and they have a wide variety to fit a range of different tastes."
Guest [Entry]

"Not out of the box, but Display Fusion works perfectly (free version is good enough)

You can either set up different wallpapers on different screens or span one wallpaper over dual screen.

Works great with my dual 1920 x 1080 setup."
Guest [Entry]

"I think no one mentioned this so here it is:

Take a PrtScn of your screen, it will include all screen by default, preferably use a non-blendable background to tell the limits of each screen.
Use your favorite image editing software to paste the images you want into each screen and it's own area.

Personally I went with Dual Monitor Tools but imho this is a good advice for people stitching it manually."
"I think no one mentioned this so here it is:

Take a PrtScn of your screen, it will include all screen by default, preferably use a non-blendable background to tell the limits of each screen.
Use your favorite image editing software to paste the images you want into each screen and it's own area.

Personally I went with Dual Monitor Tools but imho this is a good advice for people stitching it manually."
Guest [Entry]

"I have two monitors; a 1680x1050 widescreen main and a 1280x1024 sub to the right of main. I stitched together two World of Warcraft screenshots (both 1680x1050) for my backgrounds in Photoshop.

Procedure I used:

Open pic for smaller monitor in PS.
Crop image to 1280x1024 (I simply shrunk canvas; using the Rectangular Marquee tool with a Specific Size style would be better if I needed to frame it).
Extend canvas to the LEFT to 2960x1050. I set Fill Color to black, but it's not visible once the wallpaper is in place.
Open other pic in PS; to copy to clipboard. Select extended window; to paste. Use Move Tool (V) to move the layer to the (empty) far left position.
Save as .jpg and set as background.
In Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Desktop Background, set Picture position (bottom of page) as Tile.

Note: The rightmost picture will be on your main monitor, even if you have Windows set for your sub to be on the left."
Guest [Entry]

MurGeeMon can be used to have two wallpapers for 2 monitors. To know more have a look at the dual monitor software http://www.murgee.com/MurGeeMon/