I was trying to find new wallpapers for my 24 inch iMac the other day only to realize that I hate about 99% of the provided wallpaper websites that are out there. In this article I will explore some of the issues I have encountered and I will post all of the wallpapers I use. The idea is, I show you my wallpapers, fell free to show me yours in the comments section, I am so eager to see more good wallpapers.
For me a wallpaper should be something simple yet sophisticated (haven’t heard that in a while, eh? what does that even mean?), but sometimes it should be playful. I have my wallpapers set to be changed every 5 minutes, I mean what is the point of having different wallpapers when you can’t even see them.
That’s the equivalent of owning a Van Gogh and putting it in the garage next to the bikes, the bikes you wanted for your birthday or Christmas because you told your parents that you would really use the bike a lot. Now it’s just collecting dust and is probably housing spider families. Well, I suppose that’s a good thing then, you gave a spider family a roof over their head. I suppose that still better than your face under a spider though…
Back on topic, with a 24 inch screen you will notice that if you really want a good wallpaper you need at least 1920×1200 resolution, now that is a common resolution for wallpapers now, but what about objects or older wallpapers that are in smaller dimensions. A 1024×768 or 1280×960 on a 1920×1200 (by the way do not confuse those numbers with 90210, that’s something else entirely) will evidently mean that you have to fill or stretch the wallpaper out of proportion and you will find yourself being disturbed by the pixelated something that is your wallpaper.
Which is rather irritating. Imagine hiring a midget, make him/her sit on your shoulder, and now he will blow a breeze into one of your eyes. Haha, that’s funny you say, no problem there, sure of course not, the first 5 minutes might be fun but the novelty might wear of soon thereafter, you just wish you hadn’t hired a midget to do that in the first place (I hereby condone all midgets held for slavery and/or novelty acts).
So, what I was trying to tell you is that in order to love your wallpaper, you not only have to have a decent/compelling one that you like but more importantly it must have the proper resolution based on your monitor’s dimension. To find out what your computer’s resolution is there is even a website, check out www.whatismyscreenresolution.com.
Now that is all super, if you don’t like cars that were made more than 5 years ago, when 1920×1200 was popular. Anyone ever try and find a decent 1920×1200 wallpaper of a Nissan Skyline GT-R, I am talking about the R34 here by the way, the 5th generation GT-R, made somewhat more famous by the fast and the furious movies. So good luck trying to find a decent 1920×1200 of that one.
Anyways, without further ado let me show you what I got, wink wink. Credits go to the creators of these fantastic wallpapers, I have used many different sources to find them, don’t try and let me find them because some of them were to obscure. If you click on one of them you will be directed to my flickr account and will get a max 1024×640 resolution. This is why I have included a .zip file at the end of this post that can be downloaded via megaupload for free with the full resolution pictures.
Hope to see some of your wallpapers.
This is the official Mac OS X Leopard Server wallpaper.
Have you ever seen the cataclysm wallpapers that circulate(d) the web, I am sure you have. They are made by Greg Martin and they can be downloaded from his website.
Someone played around with Apple’s Time Machine’s background and made this…i think.
Apple’s credo, think different.
Audi R8, stunningly beautiful car.
Random picture, I love the sky so much, even though I kind of dislike the foreground, the background makes up for it.
Black curtains, it’s like someone is daring me open them. I wonder what’s behind them.
I can swim, but apparently the ‘Oh fuck I can’t swim’ sign can not. What a brave soul…may he/she/it rest in peace.
soothing curves, living in a dichotic relationship with each other. ROFL
The cosmos, I feel so insignificant, or should I say I feel even more insignificant now.
Random white blood splatter. ET got shot and his blood was white. Also, for some reason, it can morph into an Apple sign, or at least trace its outlines. Weird.
Regular Mac OS X wallpaper, but just because it is regular doesn’t make it less eyecatching, it really is eye candy, or how Apple folks call it iCandy.
Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R. I don’t like it as much as I like the R34 but what the heck, twist my arm.
I wanna eat an apple now.
This is part of an anime, called Elfen Lied, I took a screenshot of it, and a friend of mine made a vector art of out it. I am so thankful.
Burning cosmos? Where is Engine 62, Ladder 32, Battalion 15 when you need them. That would be a Rescue Me reference.
This is how aliens see us from outer space, I was told.
I used to play World of Warcraft and my favorite instance was Sunwell. This is my tribute to it.
The big bang, I was there to capture it.
Bugatti Veyron, German engineering.
Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R.
Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R, front view.
I bet you don’t know what kind of car this is. All I can say is the Stig drove it, he drove it hard.
I guess it can’t get anymore simpler than that.
Lamborghini Murcielago, sexy car, plus I really like the story behind its name.
Mercedes SLR, all I can say is weeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Another Audi R8. They are everywhere…
Green stuff, I think Slimer ejaculated all over this.
Again, ET was shot, this time infront of a blue wall.
This one has japanese flare written all over it.
Tihihiihi Homer being himself. Nice job whoever made this.
This actually does look like an old English wallpaper (note I have never been to England before, neither am I old, thus my previous statement has no valid merit to it).
Water, I loves it.
FInally, Nissan Skyline R-34 GT-R, a bit too much tuning for my taste but at least its 1920×1200.
R35 again. I think it’s going rather fast.
Mac OS X wallpaper.
R-35, this time not going fast, rather it’s going very slow, ie 0 km/h.
Another Nissan Skyline R-34 picture but it’s not really that good. It actually looks like a model. This is how desperate I am for a decent 1920×1200 of this. 😦
Nebula, do you feel insignificant yet?
Ugh, I hope this is not a bad omen to come for the future of Apple.
Some colors interacting with each other. Sounds super hot. Do you want to interact with me? No? Are you sure?
Let me introduce you to earth as seen from outer space. Can I see myself there?
Sunrise in space, how lovely.
Another anime related wallpaper, this one is from bleach.
I like to pirate things…yarrrrrr.
I like the ocean and its inhabitants. Clown fish have such vibrant colors.
Pagani Zonda on one of the most famous track in the world.
Super abstract. Pinball meets Tron.
That’s all for now folks.
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