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Photo Album: Autumn in our National Parks ready for your Windows Desktop

Fall Color on Kephart Prong Trail

Credit: NPS

Source: United States National Park Service

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

12 comments
fryque
fryque

Yeah, beautiful but way to small for my desktop... What am I missing?

amj2010
amj2010

If you wanne pictures spread over 2 or more monitors you'll need greater resolutions than this...

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Maybe I'm not doing this right, but the images I'm getting are too small to use as full screen' wallpaper. They'd barely cover at 800x600. Pretty, but suitable for wallpaper?

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

They are just images - I don't use Linux much, but I would think they would work as wallpaper. Someone with Linux experience correct me if I am wrong.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

It is located just underneath the image you get on the website. I tried to pick images with resolutions over 1024 x 768.

cjcoats
cjcoats

Depending upon what window manager you're running, there are various ways to do this: * For kde3 or kde4 use the KDE Control Center or System Settings Other window managers such as LXDE or IceWM have similar capabilities. * Various image editors, as well as the "display" command line tool, allow you to set an image as your wallpaper. E.g., display -window root -resize * For window managers that follow standard usage, put a line causing the image to be displayed into your .xinitrc file. * For Gnome or Unity, who knows ?

james.vandamme
james.vandamme

...when somebody equates "computer" with "Windows", because my computers have Linux windows.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

The first one is on the small side, and i jumped to the conclusion that they were all the same dimensions.

Freebird54
Freebird54

Easy - just right-click on whatever image you wish, and select [Set as wallpaper]... Whether it stretches, zooms, tiles or centres (etc) is taken from previous settings, and can be changed anytime by right clicking on your desktop and choosing [Change desktop background] - which also allows you to set other pix and so on. Not a major task! Freebird54

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

I published this as part of the Windows Blog, so no attempt was made to be operating system neutral.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

I thought they were all larger than that - I just missed the first one.