WallpaperHub: one stop shop for Microsoft wallpapers

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 22, 2018

WallpaperHub is a new site for wallpapers. While that is not super spectacular in itself, considering that wallpaper sites are a dime a dozen on the Internet, the focus on official and unofficial Microsoft wallpapers is.

The site features original wallpapers from different Microsoft devices, conferences and operating systems, and unofficial wallpapers related to Microsoft.

All versions of Windows and most devices by Microsoft come with a set of included wallpapers. Anyone may download featured wallpapers and other wallpapers that Microsoft released from the official Microsoft website as well.


WallpaperHub features wallpaper listings for Microsoft operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 10, for Microsoft devices such as the original Xbox and Surface devices, and events, services, or tools such as Azure or conferences.

The site itself is easy to use. You can browse the popular selection of wallpapers, dive into collections, or open wallpaper tags instead.

You find Windows 7's Betta fish wallpaper on the site as well as Microsoft's Ninja Cat Unicorn wallpaper for Windows 10, or the default Surface Studio wallpaper.

Each wallpaper comes with a description that highlights the history of the wallpaper or the product it was used in.

A click on a wallpaper displays download options. WallpaperHub lists each wallpaper in different sizes; sizes range from display resolutions of Microsoft products, e.g. the Surface Pro, Surface Book, or Surface Go, and also common desktop resolutions such as 1080p, Ultrawide, 4K, or mobile.

You may download one, some or all of the wallpapers to your system. Note that the site does not feature a "download all" button; a program like Bulk Image Downloader may prove useful as you may use it to download all wallpapers in one go.

The site features a couple dozen wallpapers only at this point in time. Michael Gillet, the Microsoft MVP who created the site, promised to release regular updates in the future. One of the first updates introduced popular wallpapers. Michael hopes to integrate theme support eventually on the site in future updates.

Closing Words

A site dedicated to Microsoft wallpapers and hopefully themes in the future is something that has not been available before. While the current selection of wallpapers is rather small, there is lots of room for improvement considering the large number of wallpapers and themes that Microsoft released in the past. (via Deskmodder)

If you are interested in wallpapers, you may find the following sites or tools useful as well:

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  1. Jozsef said on August 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I had a tremendous soft spot for Microsoft’s taste in graphics during the XP and Longhorn days and managed to hunt down all the desktop images they had used at every event and in every leaked release. Of course now they’re easy to find for anyone who is interested but it would be very nice to have some documentation on those if Mr. Gillet feels like providing it. Thank you so much Martin for bringing this to our attention.

  2. chesstauren said on August 23, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Wow, you’re using Opera as your default browser?

  3. jasray said on August 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Or download official theme packs and extract the wallpapers of choice.

    There are some nice “community” packs and the “official” what nots.

  4. chesscanoe said on August 22, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I chose to view https://wallpaperhub.app/ in the Edge browser and found one wallpaper worth modifying further in Paint.NET . Hopefully choices will be added that make a return to the site more satisfying. The design seems to be well implemented to allow expansion in the future for Edge users, a browser I normally avoid.

  5. PenisHead said on August 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This is 100% bonafide rootin tootin E-garbage.

  6. Yuliya said on August 22, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Never liked the default Windows wallpapers. Very ugly, too much blue and very eye tiring. I use wallhaven.cc for wallpapers, large collection of wallpapers and great filter options.

  7. Constance said on August 22, 2018 at 10:54 am

    « The design of WallpaperHub is based off of Microsoft’s Fluent Design System. For the best experience use Microsoft Edge (RS5+) or Google Chrome with Experimental Web Platform features enabled.»

    Shame. It has issues displaying both on Internet Explorer and Firefox :(

    Also, I can’t find the Silverlight / Aizawa Hikaru wallpapers on it, but I suppose they’ll add them eventually.

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