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Windows Desktop wallpaper for Independence Day

Citizens Bank Park Fireworks

Earlier this week, Greg Shultz showed us how he added a patriotic theme to his Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop for the United States Independence Day celebration. His blog post, Add Windows 7 themes and backgrounds for the July 4th holiday, showed you how to add the images and create a Windows 7 slide show. However, I thought we'd take the idea a little further with a TechRepublic Photo Gallery of free patriotic images that you can pick and choose from for your own personalized Windows Desktop slideshow.

Citizens Bank Park Fireworks

Images furnished with permission by Smashing Magazine.

This photo gallery was originally published in June 2010. Three new higher resolution images have been added to the end of the gallery.

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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.

16 comments
Joe_Wulf
Joe_Wulf

And why is the 'view fullsize showing the pictures so pathetically small??

Jimi H.
Jimi H.

Almost any wallpaper you download out there will INFEST ur machine with POOPWARE..This one is NO exception :P

edg901-techrep
edg901-techrep

I had crapware installed, an un-wanted toolbar installed, and my search provider changed during the attempted installation of this software!! NICE PRODUCT REFERRALTECH REPUBLIC!! TO BE AVOIDED!!

N4AOF
N4AOF

Does anyone know the story behind the image of the US flag identified only as "Whitehouse"? Only the fireworks images came from Smashing Magazine. The others are all apparently: "Images courtesy of local, state, or Federal Government in the United States." Back before and during the US Civil War, it was considered acceptable for military units to embroider or otherwise mark the US flag the unit carried into battle with the unit motto or a list of its major battles, but that practice died out over a century ago. Certainly for at least the last seventy-plus years, any sort of writing or decoration on the US flag would be considered desecration of the flag. I cannot image any US citizen over the age of 40 who would consider autographing or tagging a US flag as being acceptable conduct. Apparently we now have a generation who feels differently.

davesden
davesden

a very interesting bank of fireworks vwry pretty

techtalk
techtalk

Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our Country's birthday!

rayak
rayak

The fireworks are so well done that there must be some Australian input there!

voxpop
voxpop

how do you dl them???

KarrasB
KarrasB

Wow, beautiful images. Thank you, thank you, thank you:)

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

If you have other suggestions for wallpaper themes let us know. Do you have a good source of images? Perhaps you have some images from your Fourth of July celebration you'd like to share?

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

It may not have been crapware when originally posted in 2010.

iansmith
iansmith

Some pretty British country gardens.