Best Web Sites for Computer Wallpaper

Wall PaperLooking for the best web sites for computer and phone wallpaper? Nobody likes a boring computer desktop. Why not spruce up your desktop with some new wallpaper? Don’t know where to find good ones? Keep reading.

First be sure you know what resolution you need for your computer or phone. You can resize with software, but it will not look right if you do not know what to resize it to. Not only do wallpapers make your computer or phone look better, but you can print them, or have them made into beautiful posters.

If you do not see a download link for an image click on the thumbnail or the image to open it in a new window. To save the image right-click and select Save Image As.

Don’t forget about UNC Charlotte’s official wallpaper!

Top 10 Sites For Computer and Phone Wallpaper

Interfacelift

Interfacelife offers free high-resolution widescreen wallpapers. You find wallpaper using a variety of sorting methods or type a keyword in the search box and you will be shown links that match your search. The site also offers themes for the Mac, Windows and Sony PS3. You can also find a variety of desktop icons. Their Backdrops iPhone application ($1.99) brings a wallpaper collection to your iPhone..

DevianART Wallpaper

DeviantART is well-known for quality images and their wallpaper section is no different. Their images are more artist-centric and have a loyal following of contributors. Don’t just go for the wallpaper, be sure and look over the rest of their site.

Wallbase

Wallbase offers a collection of over 370,000 wallpapers. You can search using specific keywords or colors, view random wallpapers, or take a look at the current most popular wallpapers. Wallbase specializes in general, anime and high-resolution wallpaper

4chan

4chan is an image based bulletin board where anyone can post images. There are sub-boards with a variety of topics. The /Wallpaper/ board is where you will find a variety of wallpapers. 4chan is as much social as images. You can post comments and give feedback on images posted.

Wallpaper Abyss

Wallpaper Abyss has over 25,000 wallpapers and claim a new wallpaper is added every hour. One thing I like about this site is it gives you your monitor resolution which makes it easy to select the right image to download. They also offer mobile wallpaper, avatars, full-screen 4:3, and widescreen 16:10. All downloads are free.

Caedes

Caedes is community based site of artists, designers and photographers. They offer a number of galleries of wallpaper and image sizes. They have a tutorial gallery if you are interested in learning how to make your own wallpaper.

Desktop Nexus

Desktop Nexus features over 215,000 wallpapers in a variety of categories. A nice feature of this site is it detects your monitor resolution and when you download a wallpaper it helps tweak the image to look good on your desktop. This does not always come out well, but you can select Options and download different sizes or the original and tweak it yourself.

Vlad Studio

Vlad Studio is the work of a talented Russian wallpaper artist, Vlad Gerasimov. In addition to wallpapers Vlad Studio also features desktop wall clocks, puzzles, e-cards, and icons. There is a lot you can download for free, but you must register to download everything else. Registration costs from $29.99 for a lifetime to $9.99 for 3 months.

You can download wallpaper in low quality, high quality, widescreen, 2 or 3 monitors, and for a variety of mobile phone sizes including the iPhone. You must be a registered user to download some content.

Social Wallpapering

Social Wallpapering is a community that offers standard, widescreen, an dual-monitor wallpaper. They use a classification and community ranking system to highlight the best. You can browse their collection (now over 7000) or click on random and be surprised. Using the Browse drop-down menu allows you to select different categories.

Digital Blasphemy

Digital Blasphemy has a collection of 3D rendered computer wallpapers. They also have dual-monitor, triple-monitor and mobile versions in their collection. Some images are free to download, including most versions that offer mobile versions. To download all images you must register. Registration ranges from 90 days for $14.95 to lifetime for $79.95.

Mandolux

Mandolux is run by a self-professed “bum” in Southern California who makes desktop wallpaper. Browse the archives for a variety of dual-monitor, triple-monitor and single monitor wallpaper. If you find something you like for a dual-monitor, but only have a single monitor visit his Flicker site to download the single image.

NASA

If you enjoy breathtaking pictures from space look at these two sites of NASA photos. The Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive offers hundreds of NASA pictures dating back to 1995. The NASA Image of the Day Gallery offers the most current images as well as other types of multimedia.

Alternatives

Google Images

Go to Google Images and type in a keyword such as “wallpaper” or “beach wallpaper” and you will find LOTS of wallpaper. The wallpaper search returned 22,800,000 hits.

Bing Images

Bing Images offers fewer hits that Google, but they have a nice interface to allow you to select wallpaper by size, layout, color, style or people.

Okay it was more than 10 sites, but there are some I did not want to leave off.

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