Browse and download all Bing homepage wallpapers

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 15, 2014

One of the features that distinguishes Microsoft's Bing search engine from Google Search is the homepage image that the site displays each day on its start page.

Depending on which version of Bing you open, you may even get a direct option to download the wallpaper of the day to the local system.

While that seems only supported in some regional versions, especially the US-English version of Bing, it is still possible to download images directly using your web browser of choice.

Firefox users for instance would right-click on the image, select view background image from the context menu, and save the image that is displayed then in a new tab.

You can browse to previous images as well, but that is not the most comfortable thing to do.

The Bing Homepage Gallery offers a better option. It displays all images that Microsoft displayed on its US Bing search engine in the past five years.

bing homepage gallery

The page displays a selection of the most recent images at the top and options to filter images in various ways including by category, color, tag, place or color.

If you scroll down, you will notice that new image thumbnails get displayed all the time until you reach the very first image that has been the homepage image of Bing on June 3, 2009.

To download a wallpaper, click on it to display it in full size and click on the download button next to it. Please note that downloads are not available for all images displayed on the gallery.

You will also notice that Microsoft prevents the right-click context menu from being displayed on the page. You can overcome this by installing Allow Right-Click for Chrome or RightToClick for Firefox which enable the right-click context menu again on those pages.

The filtering options provided on Bing's Homepage Gallery are comprehensive and provide you with lots of options to limit images to ones that you are looking for. One thing that is missing though is a search which is kinda strange considering that Bing is a search engine first and foremost.

Microsoft has published a wallpaper pack as well that features a selection of popular wallpapers from 2013 which you can download as a pack from the company's website.

Check out Windows News for additional tips and tricks regarding Bing background images and how to download them to your system.


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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.

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