How to enjoy the best quality desktop wallpapers on Windows 11

Xiaobai Software  2023-07-06 12: 08  read 124 views

These days, most of us spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.And a stunning desktop wallpaper can personalize your workspace while brightening things up.However, when you download a JPEG wallpaper or use a personal picture as your desktop background, Windows automatically reduces its quality to save memory and improve system performance.

However, if your computer has powerful hardware and specifications, you don't need to worry about the system being affected.You can enjoy your favorite wallpapers in the highest resolution, especially if you use a Full HD, 2K or 4K monitor.Let's explore how.


How to Set the Highest Wallpaper Quality Via Registry Editor

Windows 11 compresses JPEG wallpaper images to 85% before setting them as desktop backgrounds.You can't apply any settings to prevent Windows from doing this.However, you can stop this loss of quality by editing the Windows Registry.We recommend creating a system restore point before tweaking the registry to restore Windows to a previous good state if things go wrong.

Now let's see how to edit the registry to set the highest wallpaper quality.

1. Type regedit in Windows Search and click Registry Editor under Best Bets.

2. Click Yes at the UAC prompt.

3. In Registry Editor, use the following path to reach the Desktop folder: Computer/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop.


4. In the right pane of the Desktop folder, right-click an empty space and select New.Then, select the DWORD (32-bit) value.


5. Name this newly created value JPEGImportQuality and write like this.Then, hit the Enter key to save the value.

6. Double-click the JPEGImportQuality value to edit it.Under Value Data, write 100, which means 100% JPEG image quality without any compression.Remember, when you set the value data to 100, the base should be selected as hexadecimal.Then click OK.


7. Finally, close Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Now you can view and enjoy your favorite wallpapers with 100% highest quality.You'll notice this difference in resolution, quality, and clarity on larger, high-resolution screens.

Keep in mind that Windows 11 only downgrades the quality of JPEG images.Other image files, such as PNG, are not affected by this loss of quality.

Enjoy spectacular images of the best visual quality on your desktop

In fact, spectacular wallpapers depicting nature, scenic spots and colorful cities can make your desktop even more colorful.So why not view and enjoy them in their original high-resolution quality and enhance your Windows 11 experience?

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