Your wallpaper of choices for your computer?

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Hello PC gamers in Giant Bomb forums.

My favorite type of wallpaper is mostly cars which consist of sports cars, race cars and concept cars.

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It's been a long, long, long, long time since I even thought about desktop wallpaper. I almost always have Chrome open and full-screened, and it's practically the only application that gets any play at all on this 2008 iMac anymore. If I'm seeing my desktop, it usually means something's gone terribly wrong and I'm forcing a restart of the whole damn thing.

That said, it's been an old, formerly popular but somewhat un-searchable watercolor painting of Joel and Ellie crossing a ravine underneath a broken highway in Pittsburgh as a herd of deer look over from the right side of the screen. I chose this when The Last of Us first came out, meaning it's been the wallpaper of record for around eight years.

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I never see my desktop anymore. It's just Chrome or Steam these days.

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I do change my wallpaper occasionally but I actually forgot what it is right now. I'm on my phone so I can't just look at the moment.

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I usually like landscape pictures, typically deserts, but for the last year and change it's been Control concept art.

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#6  Edited By bybeach

I like doing galaxies. There is a large assortment of space structures from Hubble and such available, and will even come in packs.

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@bybeach said:

I like doing galaxies.

Galaxies are so beautiful!

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I've got a bunch of pictures of cute animals and they cycle randomly to a new one every day. Just a nice thing to make me smile for a few seconds when I see it.

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I'm not a "browser always open" person, but I still just use the default Windows thing. It just looks clean and simple. Any time I try to change it to something else, the screen just doesn't look right to me.

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#10  Edited By berfunkle

The Microsoft Bing desktop app gives me a new wallpaper daily. They run the gamut with pictures of science, nature and cityscapes and most are well chosen by whoever is doing the job at Microsoft.

Sometimes I'll be presented with a cityscape or a nature scene and I'll try to guess which city or what part of the world I'm looking at before I read the description. It's a nice little diversion from my busy work day.

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#11  Edited By FacelessVixen

I've been designing my own wallpapers since 2009 since other options are too basic and boring for me.

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That said, I wouldn't describe my DeviantArt as being entirely safe for work, so, heads up in that regard.

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I've got two screenshots I took from KRZ. Beautiful game.

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I currently have a Luigi's Mansion 3 wallpaper. At my house and a Breath of the Wild one on my work computer.

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This has been my wallpaper of choice for the longest time. I'm thinking of changing it, but I'm not sure to what.

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This has been my wallpaper for over 5 years now. Just brings me tranquility, peace, and hope.

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I use Wallpaper Engine so imagine the image on the left but animated. The Chicks are bobbing around and moving, the water is overflowing, there is steam moving across the screen and chillbeats that play when ever I am looking at the desktop.

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I use a solid lime green color. It's clean enough for me to read on top of it, but distinctive enough that I always know when my desktop's showing.

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Default windows 10 wallpaper. My old PC has a shot I took from a Manic Street Preachers gig.

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Usually just a solid black color. But for a few months its just been stuck on cycling through a folder which has a variation of background pictures.

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I'm using this wallpaper I made in Photoshop with a background I picked up from Google images and official K/DA art.

I haven't played a single second of League and only know like, one K/DA song but I really liked how the character looked.

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@gtxforza: It's pretty great and it has so many ways to customize the desktop. Since I'm the only user when I boot up to the login screen, music plays at sign in so it's a little extra customization. Plus if the music does not play at login it lets me know something went wrong at boot phase even before I signed in.

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This was a 1080p image originally that I found, and decided to upscale to 1440p using an "image upscaler" website and a few sharpening effects in photoshop. Trying to post the image here, but the uploader makes it look much darker than the imgur link. https://i.imgur.com/JpC2STp.png

Same image uploaded here looks waay darker:

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#26  Edited By JosephineVilla

I almost always use Windows wallpaper for my desktop. I'm pretty satisfied with the options that you can choose and install. Of course, sometimes, I choose wallpapers from the Internet or use my favorite pictures with family and friends. I don't care what kind of wallpaper is on my computer. I pay more attention to the choice of wallpaper for my phone. I quite often change it. I have a tradition for every significant holiday to set a symbolic wallpaper. So, on the 4th of July, the United States Independence Day, I installed the 4th of july wallpaper ( https://www.wallpaperbison.com/4th-of-july-wallpapers/ ) on my phone and my laptop desktop. It was a way of expressing my love for my homeland.

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#27  Edited By AtheistPreacher

Oh boy, this is a dangerous topic for me.

I love me some wallpapers, and even before it was a feature in Windows I got a program that would auto-cycle them for me, NuonSoft Wallpaper Cycler. I still use it because it's a little more robust than what Windows 10 will do for you. I've got something like 1,000 wallpapers and it's set to switch on 80 minute intervals.

My favorites tend to be anime walls, the really artistic ones. Many I got from a site called AnimePaper.net, but it shut down quite some time ago, maybe eight or ten years.

But since this topic just got bumped (didn't notice it originally), I'm going to inflict a few of my old faves upon you all. Hopefully someone will enjoy them.

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#28  Edited By Broshmosh

Uhhhhh

For about 6 years now mine has been a screencap from FFXIV of an RP pairing belonging to my wife and I.

I thought about changing it to a recent photo taken at Kew Gardens in London, but idk, I'm not great at changing wallpapers.

I used to have a rotating selection of Slugbox images, but that distracted me too much. ("Why would you tell on yourself like that?" Slugbox art is hot ok)

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I have alot in my rotation but this is one of my favorites:

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Wallpaper Engine on desktop and laptop.

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[The best matte painting in all of video games - ME2 Citadel]

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[Fantastic Witcher 3 art]

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[I giggle every time this one comes up in shuffle]

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@stealydan: I don't know where it is lol but I totally bought a cloth poster of that Mass Effect Citadel pic.

Epic Indeed.

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@spacemanspiff00: That's awesome. I would absolutely display that on a wall somewhere - if anyone comes over and recognizes it, you just made a new friend!

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Since I'm very much into trash film and B-movies this poster art from Dark Angel (aka I Come in Peace) has been my default desktop wallpaper for a while now. I wish there was more trash poster artwork around at a quality that's fit for display on HD screens.

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Really wakes me up in the morning.

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In the Garden of Earthly Delights

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In the Garden of Earthly Delights

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Usually something space-y. Right now it's this James Webb image.

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I too am not usually one to mess with the desktop wallpaper. I've left it on default for decades. However, recently I was so impressed with AI art that I changed it to this image that I got from prompt "Robot Pope".

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#40  Edited By cikame

I thought it was hilarious that Clown Core had a crappy van as album art but the only image i could find was 480x246, so i upscaled it and the AI errors gave it a cool dream-like effect, so that was my desktop for a while.

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Then i watched this animated Hololive clip and i really liked this illustration of Polka, so i edited it into a simple wallpaper which i've been using ever since, it makes me smile.

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My wallpaper for a while has been the Garbage Day message from Donut County. I absolutely loved that game and especially loved the wordplay around the message

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Usually some art from whatever I'm playing. Currently:


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I usually just stick with default, but I've been playing a lot of Outer Wilds recently. I just modified an in-game asset and made it more wallpaper sized and added a couple of bits.

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It's whatever videogame waifu I'm current in love with.

I am a simple man.

(It's been Ranni the Witch for a while)

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being a die hard fan for tech i prefer seeing technoblade never dies hoodie on my wallpaper