Last Updated on August 24, 2017 by James Sutton
Great Places to Download Free Desktop Wallpapers
I used to download desktop wallpapers from National Geographic. However, that is no longer a magazine I support. Nowadays I use our own screensaver screenshots, or download images from social networks like Flickr, photography forums, Facebook etc… Be mindful that Facebook and others greatly reduce the quality of images, so looking for an image on a site like Flickr is going to give you higher quality images.
Desktop wallpapers from Uscenes and elsewhere
Our new Windows and Mac screensavers come with the option to set a screenshot of the scene as your desktop wallpaper. The general rule of thumb is that any with the 4K logo in the product image will have this function.
We share photos on our various social media channels like Facebook, but we also have a dedicated blog where you can download screenshots of Uscenes videos o0n Blogspot, which you can visit by clicking here --> Uscenes Desktop Wallpapers
Tips for choosing your desktop wallpaper
[list style=”check”][list_item]Don’t just go for the image you like the most. You want something subtle enough so that you can still see your desktop icons. [/list_item]
[list_item]Dark ccolors make it easier to see desktop icons, and are better for the eye (avoiding bright glare).[/list_item]
[list_item]If the photo looks blurred it is too small, so try find a new, larger one.[/list_item]
[list_item]Avoid live wallpapers unless you have a very fast computer as they can slow things down. A screensaver
makes a better option as they appear when you are not using the computer.[/list_item]
[list_item]If using your own photos as a desktop wallpaper, compress the image by using a free image compression app, for example ImageOpt
for Macs. It is probably a good idea to run downloaded images through the app too, just in case they are not already compressed.[/list_item]
[list_item]If using your own images re-size them to the size of your screen. Unnecessarily large files may slow down your computer.[/list_item]