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Add Actual 3D Wallpapers to your EVO 3D Home Screen
A few weeks ago, we brought you news about an app that enabled 3D on the EVO 3D at all times by XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor. In that article, we stated that one of the cool things that one could do with this would be to have actual 3D wallpapers on your screen. However, the process of getting these on the screen is not as straight forward as one would think. On Sense, when a wallpaper is chosen, the OS will automatically try to crop it (whether you want to or not), and in the case of 3D pictures, it will try to flatten them, removing the 3D in the process. XDA Forum Member HJ200 posted a quick procedure in jmztaylor’s thread that explains how to add a 3D wallpaper to your homescreen. However, the picture needed to be pre-processed and with the exact required size.
Since then, HJ200 has been hard at work and finally decided to put a quick application that embeds itself in the system. Essentially, it adds an option to use 3D pictures (in mpo and jps format) as a wallpaper for the device. This app automatically does everything for you. It interlaces and parses images so that they are ready to be used. The only caveat is that the images will only work in landscape mode for the same reasons that were previously quoted regarding the 3D switch on the app.
In any case, the opportunities opened can indeed breath new life onto the dying idea of portable 3D. If you have any suggestions on how to make the app a little better, or maybe if you have suggestions to take this concept for a different spin, please share your ideas.
I’ve created an app to select a 3D wallpaper.
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