OS not re-sizing images with the same scale

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OS not re-sizing images with the same scale

Postby Kubic » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:12 pm

I am troubled by how the Android OS is handling resizing on an app of mine. Basically I have a background image that is 480x800 (so 480px wide) and an image that goes at the bottom, also 480px wide.

On the Galaxy S (480x800 screen) everything looks fine, as shown below:

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On the Galaxy S3 (720x1280), however, the background is getting stretched to 720px wide but the image at the bottom only to 640px wide, as shown below:

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I tried to create a xhdpi folder with larger images, but same thing happens (background stretched to 720px, image only to 640px). I also tried to play with "ScaleType", but no luck so far.

Does anyone know why the OS would re-size the two images with a different scale, and how to fix it?
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