Appendix D. Using Picasa to Create Wallpapers and Screensavers

Creating Wallpaper and Screensaver Images

Before you use a picture as wallpaper or a screensaver on your NOOK Color or NOOK, you need to resize it to fit the dimensions of the reading screen. For the NOOK Color, the wallpaper image needs to be at least 600×1024. However, if you want the scrolling wallpaper (where the image shifts slightly as you flip through the home pages), the size needs to be 768×1024.

For the NOOK, screensaver images need to be 800 pixels high and 600 pixels wide.


I use Google’s Picasa ( to resize images for my NOOK Color and NOOK. It’s a free program and is available for Windows, Macs, and Linux computers.


Of course, on the NOOK Color, ...

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