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.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.