I'm trying to set a .png file I had prepared myself as the wallpaper, but the thing apparently (as in EVIDENTLY) gets converted to a .jpg.
It strikes me odd google.com has nothing on this issue, that's why I've come here.
Is there a way to set a .png wallpaper without it being converted to .jpg? A workaround app maybe?
This is a png screenshot, scaled x2. Note the artifacts by the edge of the shape.
EDIT: 6 JUNE 2015 Conclusions from my investigation (and answers below) so far:
- Android stores the wallpaper file in a png
- This means the fault lies within the piece of code doing the cropping and saving the new file
- In my context (samsung a3 original firmware) I have yet to find a resolution which would bypass the cropping tool, allowing me to set the file as is
THERE ARE MEANS of achieving the effect though:
- Muzei app is quite easy to set up, streaming whatever source you like to your wallpaper (including unconverted image files -- or a single file)
- Surprisingly, Moonshine's wallpaper setter does its job the right way too, although it only handles the few graphics that are bundled with it (however lovely they are).