The wallpaper that you have on your computer is not of the highest quality, Windows 10 compresses it. We explain how you can avoid it.
Wallpaper is probably the simplest, quickest and most direct way to personalize a device. Some people prefer funds psychedelics, others more modern, some settle for solid colors and others like to have their loved ones ah, to keep them always present.
Have you noticed that your computer wallpaper does not have the same quality than the original photo? It’s not you, is that Windows 10 is compressing the image, but luckily it has a solution.
Windows reduces the quality of your wallpaper
Your brand new 4K monitor looks better with a striking wallpaper, but Windows is hell-bent on lower background quality. The reason why it occurs is not well known, the truth is that this does not save memory space or improve performance, since HowToGeek point out that it could be to speed up synchronization with the Microsoft account. In any case, the reality is that Windows compresses the wallpapers due to defects.
What does this translate to? In less defined images, something that is mainly seen at the edges.
How to disable wallpaper compression in Windows
To disable the compression of wallpapers in Windows you have to do a small change in Registry Editor. The operation is very simple, but as we always warn, be careful with what you touch. The Windows Registry Editor is a delicate tool and we can modify parameters that directly affect the performance of the computer.
To enter, open the Start menu and type regedit, when you press you will be asked for confirmation:
Once inside, navigate through the side menu to the Desktop folder. It is on the route: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel Desktop
Right click on the Desktop folder and in the drop-down enter New and create a DWORD value (32-bit).
Name it JPEGImportQuality and double-click on it. Select the Decimal option in Bas and in the value write 100. That value will be the quality level of our wallpaper. That is, 100 will be the maximum quality of the wallpaper, while if we put a lower value there will be compression.
Once this is done, accept everything, exit the Windows Registry Editor and restart your computer. Now you only have to put your new wallpaper, all the images and photos that you put from now on as a desktop background will be at maximum quality, exactly like the original.