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Even More Windows XP Wallpaper Fun

September 13, 2006

Remember Windows XP Wallpaper Fun?  Well, here are a few more sites for you to explore:

National Geographic: Exploring Space =-= This link features some of the most breath-taking pictures taken from National Geographic’s Exploring Space series.  Winds of Change is particularly striking; it’s a spectacular ultraviolet image of Saturn and its rings.  There are only a few from which to choose, but they’re all pretty enjoyable if you’re a space nut.

Vlad Studio=-= has an astounding gallery chock full of wallpapery goodness.  There are photographs, computer-generated images and everything in between.  You can download lower-quality images for free or register for a fee for access to higher-quality, signature-less and a selection dual-monitor (aka dual-display) images.  Old France 2, Dreamer and Emotion 7 have all found themselves as a background on my computers at one point. 

Wallpaper Italia =-= This Italian site has some pretty spiffy wallpaper selections in their food category.  I am simply mad about this cute ad featuring some of the happiest lemons I’ve seen in quite some time.  The photos in the Toscana section are, in a word, gorgeous.

Happy wallpapering from a random broad.

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Windows XP Wallpaper Fun

August 1, 2006

Are you tired of cycling through XP’s limited selection of wallpaper images?  Check out these links:

DJ-Designs =-= This site features a collection of tranquil, computer generated wallpaper.  Be sure to view the 4 Elements; Wind and 4 Elements; Earth selections.

RPETERCLARK.COM =-= While there isn’t a huge selection here, what’s available is pretty cool.  XP Glossy is slick and super shiny looking.

deviantART =-= This site has an extensive selection of user-submitted wallpaper images.  The categories range from Fantasy to Minimalistic; from Science Fiction to Photo Manipulated. =-= This one’s my personal fave.  Mark Harden’s Artchive isn’t just a collection of scans of the world’s most famous paintings, drawings, etc., it’s also educational.  Like Caillebotte’s Fruit Displayed on a Stand?  Take a few moments to read about the man behind the painting.  If you find yourself visiting this site often, make a donation, please.  They need your help and, let’s face it, you were only going to spend that money on a Yanni CD anyway.

Finally, you might want to download and install Microsoft’s Wallpaper Changer for Windows XP.  This handy little application, which only works with XP, will change your background for you as often as you’d like it to.  While this program comes with a selection of winter-themed photographs, you can easily use your own digital pictures by dropping a folder with your images in a subfolder of the My Pictures directory.  You can also have the Wallpaper Changer display the digital photos of your choice on special days such as your pet gerbil’s birthday or the anniversary of your first Yanni concert.  The Wallpaper Changer is included in Microsoft’s Winter Fun Pack.  You can download the Pack (6.73 MB .msi) by clicking here.


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