This is my original wallpaper:


After setting it as Lock Screen wallpaper, its quality got reduced and this is how it looks:


Even when set as homescreen, the image quality is reduced.


How to improve the quality of the lock screen/home screen wallpaper?

  • 1
    Nice pic -- and you are right, the original looks far better.
    – Izzy
    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:49
  • That simply appears to be the "effect" of the lockscreen (dimming and blurring the background?). Have you tried a lock screen app replacement such as WidgetLocker?
    – Bryan Denny
    Aug 27, 2012 at 13:50
  • @BryanDenny no its not the effect. Check the edit for the homescreen wallpaper. Its quality also is reduced.
    – Raj
    Aug 28, 2012 at 6:57

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I have found the solution. The original image size was huge (about 2600 pixels wide). So I used Photoshop and transformed this image to 960 x 480. Now the image looks the same way when set as lock screen or home screen wallpaper like below:


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