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High Res Computer Desktop Wallpaper
August 25, 2006 11:26 AM   Subscribe

The downside of being a nerd with your desktop set to a super-hi resolution is that you can rarely find cool wallpapers to use. This massive collection (in a wide variety of resolutions) should help.
posted by jonson (26 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
The other downside of being a nerd is that I'm totally going to beat you up & take your lunch money. Nerd!
posted by jonson at 11:27 AM on August 25, 2006


Sweet. Thanks.
posted by xmutex at 11:28 AM on August 25, 2006


These are outstanding. Nice find. Thanks!
posted by scblackman at 11:30 AM on August 25, 2006


I also like Digital Blasphemy for wallpapers, but only the low res renders are free. It's nice to find something similar with resolutions that people actually need.
posted by Farengast at 11:32 AM on August 25, 2006


No 4864x1024. Lame.
posted by cillit bang at 11:37 AM on August 25, 2006


Thank you! I ran across this site when I got my new fancy-schmancy computer, downloaded one wallpaper, and then promptly lost the link and couldn't find the site again. I'm going on a wallpaper feeding frenzy right now!
posted by Orb at 11:39 AM on August 25, 2006


I < heart> mandolux. Many of his come split for multliple monitors as well.
posted by rschroed at 11:40 AM on August 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


There's also mandolux which I found when I was looking for good multimonitor wallpapers.
posted by mckenney at 11:40 AM on August 25, 2006


althoughs today's is a bit, uh, weird.
posted by rschroed at 11:41 AM on August 25, 2006


I like eboy for wallpaper. It's a bit busy, and makes it really tough to see your desktop icons, but very cool nonetheless.
posted by SBMike at 11:47 AM on August 25, 2006


Nice.
posted by OmieWise at 11:48 AM on August 25, 2006


This is very cool, thanks!
posted by geekyguy at 12:12 PM on August 25, 2006


Wait, nerds are allowed to use wallpapers now?
posted by Laotic at 12:23 PM on August 25, 2006


No 3072 x 1280 weak.

(Three 1280 x 1024 monitors flipped portrait stylee, aw yeah)
posted by zeoslap at 12:30 PM on August 25, 2006


You're all a bunch of geek!
posted by Vindaloo at 1:13 PM on August 25, 2006


err... geeks, that is (inclusive)
posted by Vindaloo at 1:13 PM on August 25, 2006


No, I prefer "bunch of geek". I seriously hope the "what, no 3072 x 1280" are just kidding, cause damn.
posted by jonson at 1:33 PM on August 25, 2006


Pretty cool high resolution stuff here! Trust me I am a nerd and know what is good when it comes to PCs and stuff!

Thanks buddy for publishing the site, and by the way, love the water droplet images......already using it as my background

thanks again
John
posted by johnsaunders at 1:38 PM on August 25, 2006


Nice stuff. Thanks for the awesome backgrounds!
posted by triolus at 1:43 PM on August 25, 2006


No, I prefer "bunch of geek". I seriously hope the "what, no 3072 x 1280" are just kidding, cause damn.

4864x1024:


We need desktop pictures too.
posted by cillit bang at 1:55 PM on August 25, 2006


You really need 4 monitors?
posted by bob sarabia at 1:58 PM on August 25, 2006


Yes. The two in the middle provide a basic work area (text editor and web browser, usually), the one on the right is for extra elbow room, and the one on the left is for status panels that get lost otherwise, and it also doubles as a TV.
posted by cillit bang at 2:03 PM on August 25, 2006


Tasty!

Lovely images.

(Link, I mean, not cillit bang.)
posted by Savannah at 2:24 PM on August 25, 2006


Nice! Thanks, jonson.
posted by LeeJay at 8:31 PM on August 25, 2006


So I've been doing this security research that involves me making stupidly large images (12000x12000 pixels, or 1024x1310000 pixels), which has had the nice side effect of introducing me to other people whose work creates rasterizations on absurd scales. One of the guys I met actually had a 6x6 grid of Apple Cinema Displays...one of the things he told me was:

"When you have 36 screens, you don't zoom in or out...you lean in or walk away..."
posted by effugas at 10:26 PM on August 26, 2006


I just started using a 2nd display (got a laptop, connected my old CRT to it) and I am thrilled by it! It seems like there is tons of space, but already I can see the need for a third. It seems to me I would not need a 4th except for the rare cases where I am doing a lot of multi-tasking working and want to watch a video at the same time. But in those cases, I dont have the time to look at the video monitor anyways, I can only listen to it, so it may as well be minimized!

Another question, how exactly would you get 3 or 4 monitors all running from the same computer? My laptop just has a VGA and a DVI and an S-video out connection, could all three of those go to monitors, and the desktop extend to all of them? Any advice on doing this would be nice, as I have other extra monitors lying around and it would be neat to try working with all of them.
posted by LoopyG at 3:17 PM on August 30, 2006


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