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Natural Designer Wallpaper Exhibition

Since I'm running a wallpaper changer application non-stop on my computer I'm always on the lookout for more wallpapers that fit nicely in my rotation.

One site that I discovered for that is Desktopography. which I discovered over at the Donation Coders Blog. The site describes itself as an exhibition of natural designer wallpapers (more recently nature's design on your desktop)

It hosts one exhibition each year, with the back catalog readily available for you to explore as well. While you should not expect thousands or even millions of wallpapers, you can be sure that they are of high quality.

All wallpapers can be downloaded from the site free of charge and most are offered in different resolutions to fit various screen sizes.

The site itself is pretty resource intensive and takes some time to load, even on my broadband connection. I suggest to turn of the music once you are there unless you really like the atmospheric sounds that play in the background.

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The website has run exhibitions in the last eight years, with wallpaper images from each year available for selection on the homepage of the project website. You can browse exhibitions by year and will receive a thumbnail list of all wallpaper images that have been accepted for the exhibition of that year. A click on any thumbnail on the page opens the selected image on its own page.

Here you can take a closer look at the image directly and download it to your local system for safe keeping or to use it as your new wallpaper image.

A click on the download button displays all available resolutions of which you need to pick one to start the download.  They seem to go as high as 2560x1440 currently.

There is unfortunately no option to download all wallpapers directly to your system, but that would probably go against the theme of the site.All wallpapers that you can download are high quality unique images that you won't find on any other sites on the Internet.

Verdict

The site offers a refreshing take on wallpapers and how wallpaper sites have to look like. Especially the concentration on a selection of high quality wallpapers makes its offering that more appealing.

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Comments

  1. Rob Scott said on April 4, 2007 at 8:32 am
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    I must confess I have still got the landscape stuff that comes with the package! I rarely see my wallpaper (except when logging on and off) but a friend of mine nearly spat coffee all over the computer when he saw I had that wallpaper on after a number of years using the same issue of XP on my laptop. So, I’ve resolved to change it to something mind-blowing before we work together again…

    Good article – I think I know where to get something that will knock his socks off now…

    On the subject of music on websites: what’s that all about???

    All the best,

    Rob Scott

  2. Martin said on April 4, 2007 at 8:53 am
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    I’m one of the users who likes wallpapers and prefer natural settings. Makes me dream for some seconds every now and then ;)

    I think that music on websites does not work that well for approx. 99.9% of all sites. It is fine for music sites, fine for flash sites that have interactive content and fine for radio stations.

    If you think of the website as an exhibition the music could work out fine. If you only want to look at and download wallpapers the music is annoying.

  3. Richard said on May 8, 2007 at 5:47 am
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    ya i agree with you If you only want to look at and download wallpapers the music is annoying.
    , it is fine for music sites, flash sites that have interactive content and radio stations.
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  4. Richard said on May 8, 2007 at 9:12 am
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