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How to let your Desktop use wallpaper with no compression! *Different Method(Absolutely Working) #win11_hacks

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Nihal Thakur
·Nov 23, 2021·

2 min read

As a design enthusiast and an engineer(Security SDE), i was wondering! why the textual edits on my desktop's wallpaper gets blurred out even though i have a super resolution 8k image, this time i went for more higher resolution image(15K) even though the windows blurred the former out, i noticed, its not the texts, its the entire image getting compressed by some auto compression registry,

I have found and read thousands of article stating that, setting Hexadecimal value to 100 for DWORD 32-bit "JPEGImportQuality" in Registry "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" works like charm, but its not, at least for me! [for record: I am on Windows 11 on my Legion 7i(tbh it dosen't matter, coz this hack has an OS dependency)]

Moving On, I HAVE FOUND!!!, a permanent hack for this on all OS (Windows 10 20H2 and later.)

STEP 1: Starting with, Converting Your JPEG to PNG(Higher Editable) refer this website to convert your Image in desired format. https://cloudconvert.com/jpg-to-png (Considering you are ready with an Image, if Not, already download the most Highest resolution of Your Image [ Research a bit on Google/ take the help of Google lens extension on Image viewing for google / take the help of extension called TinEye])

STEP 2: Type Regedit in your windows search, and Run it as an Administrator, now go to "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", Click on Modify for "JPEGImportQuality" DWORD 32-bit to 99999999 for Hexadecimal


(If you do not find the Registry Key then Create a DWORD 32-bit value with name "JPEGImportQuality" and then set it)

STEP 3: Now Go to your Image Location now right click on your image and set it from the context menu only.[STRICTLY] when you use and Image Viewer it may set the Processed value only. Hence, set the Raw value.

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Voilaaaa!!!!!!!! thats pretty much it, you are not going to loose image quality even after reboot now.

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