Beautiful widescreen desktop background collections?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Grall, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Grall

    Grall Invisible Member
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    The background images delivered with recent windows OS releases are all of very high quality, but there's not very many of them. I wonder if any of you know of some awesome free collections suitable for widescreen monitors, preferably stuff that isn't just nature imagery of striking vistas. I like the architecture pictures from win7 for example, that's cool stuff.

    Thanks! :D
     
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    I know you said you didn't want natural vistas, but I find the imagery from Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter to be beautifully abstract and makes a nice desktop wallpaper. It also has the "what the hell is that, is that real?" impact factor whenever someone looks over your shoulder. Why, yes, yes it is real.


    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/multimedia/latest-images_archive_1.html
    http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/multimedia/images/

    (Obviously I'm not referring to the photos in that collection of teh grinning planetary geology nerds high-fiving each other!).
     
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    MacDesktops.com is a pain to wade through and it's hit or miss, but there are some nice ones.
     
  5. sham63

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    I don't know if you have done this, but you can unlock more themes in Windows 7. I did this after I upgraded ti Win 7 on my desktop. I bought a cheapie emachine laptop and it had a lot more themes to unlock than my desktop. Follow the link and try it.

    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/guides/2009/11/unlock-hidden-windows-7-themes.ars
     
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    I built a Win7 theme around the Large Hadron Collider, using a bunch of 2mp+ high-res pics from a few Flickr accounts I found of employees.
     
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