Photos distorted on a widescreen monitor [EXPERT FIX]

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Are you using a widescreen monitor? Do images get distorted on it? If your answer to both questions is yes, you came to the right place.

Often times, when this error occurs, the problem is erroneously attributed solely to “issues with video cards or drivers“. However, the issue actually has a lot to do with Windows’ awful scaling on widescreen high-res monitors which is, truthefully, getting better with each new update.

In any case, we’ve come up with a handful of plausible solutions to this issue, and these have been outlined in the next section.

Fix: Photos distorted on a widescreen monitor

1. Update Your Display Driver

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu.
  2. Select Device Manager from the list.open device manager photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  3. Locate the display adaptors driver.
  4. Right-click on it and select Update device from the menu.update GPU driver photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  5. Wait for the update procedure to be complete.
  6. Restart your computer to confirm the changes.

Alternatively, we strongly recommend TweakBit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.


3. Adjust Display Settings

  1. Right-click on your desktop and then open the Display settings.open Display settings photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  2. Click on Advanced Display Settings and then launch the pixel resolution settings.advanced display settings photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  3. Set the pixel resolution settings to the recommended level.set recommended resolution photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  4. Restart your PC to see whether the distorted display problem has been resolved.

READ ALSO: Fix: Display Issue with ‘Sis Mirage 3 Graphics Card’


4. Manually install graphics card drivers

  1. Download the Intel graphics card drivers from Intel official website.
  2. Extract the downloaded driver to a specified folder on your PC.
  3. Press Windows Key + X and select ‘Device Manager’ from the list.open device manager photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  4. In ‘Device Manager’ window, locate the device that you want to update. Right-click the device and choose Update driver.update gpu driver photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  5. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option. This option will enable you to install the driver software manually.browser my computer for driver software photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  6. Choose Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.pick driver from the list of available drivers photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  7. Click the ‘Have Disk’ button.choose intel graphics driver photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  8. Install from Disk window will now appear. Click on the Browse menu and locate the driver on your hard drive. After you select the driver, click the OK button.install driver from list photos distorted on widescreen monitor
  9. After doing that, the driver will be automatically installed to your PC.

5. Run Windows Updates

  1. Go to Start > type “update” in the search box and then click on “Windows Update” to proceed.
  2. In the Windows Update window, check for updates and install the available updates.check for windows updates Photos distorted on a widescreen monitor
  3. After the update is complete, restart your Windows PC.

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