Top 11 HD Wallpaper Sites

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 8, 2008
Updated • Mar 11, 2013

After switching from a Samsung 19" lcd monitor to an HP 24" monitor I had to start searching for high definition wallpaper websites that would support a monitor resolution of 1920x1200. One good side effect of high resolution wallpapers is that they are also suitable for lower resolution monitors by simply resizing them to the monitor resolution.

The Internet literally contains thousands of wallpaper sites, most of them crappy and ad infested. The following sites have only a few ads - if any - and provide a good selection of at least a few hundreds high definition wallpapers.

Most websites in the list offer multiple resolutions and should provide wallpapers for barely any monitor resolutions. If you know of a great website that should be in the list let everyone know in the comments.


Categorizes wallpapers by size and provides multiple sizes for all wallpapers.


The only foreign (that is non English) site of this list. Offers many high definition wallpapers with many unusual sizes such as 1600x3200.

Deviant Art HDTV / Widescreen

Offers probably the largest selection of hdtv and widescreen wallpapers powered by the sheer size of the Deviant art user base.


The Flickr Wallpaper pool contains thousands of wallpaper images with a minimum size of 1024x768 but most higher than that. The choice is great but the wallpapers lack information on the preview pages. One needs to click through individual wallpapers to check the supported screen resolutions.

HD Desktop Wallpapers

The majority of the content of hd desktop wallpapers are celebrity wallpapers who make up more than 80% of all wallpapers. Wallpapers come in all possible resolutions and it is quite hard to find HD wallpapers on the site. Seems a bit deserted as well.

HD Wallpapers

All wallpapers are available in 1600x1200 format only. Site offers nine categories like cars, celebrities and tv shows.


Provides access to more than 1600 HD wallpapers that are supplied in various sizes up to 2560x1600. Offers various ways to browse wallpapers, for example by tags or artist.


Thousands of hd wallpapers in various categories like celebrities, abstract and computer generated. Site provides access to various sizes for each wallpaper and offers a 2560x1600 category that contains 199 wallpapers.


Lists all available wallpaper resolutions on the main page which is a refreshing change. Uses tags to categorize wallpapers. Wallpaper sizes up to 2560x1600.

Steampunk Wallpaper

A blog style wallpaper site that is rather hard to navigate because of this but contains more information about each wallpaper which is a refreshing change. Wallpapers are tagged properly and the tag cloud provides a good way of navigating the site.

Wallpaper HD

Many different wallpaper categories, even one about the 2008 US election. Sizes up to 2560x1600.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
    Article URL:

    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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