Nice wallpaper for your widescreen Mac

Apple’s bright Mac displays are great for showing off beautiful photos, and I love having stunning wallpapers on my iMac’s desktop. However, not all wallpapers are a good fit for the widescreen displays used on current Macs. So I thought I’d hunt around for some really good quality widescreen images.

Here, then, are 5 wonderful widescreen wallpaper sites that I discovered on my travels:


InterfaceLIFT provides a nice selection of over 1,500 high-res widescreen wallpaper images – perfect for the Mac’s screen. They also provide nice icon sets that you can use to customize your file and folder icons (info on how to do this).

Widescreen Wallpaper Flickr group

Then there’s the Widescreen Wallpaper Flickr group pool with all sorts of highly original wallpaper images from around the world. New ones are added all the time, too.

Steve Truett

Steve Truett is an abstract artist from Dayton, Ohio. You can download his beautiful swirly designs in a variety of wallpaper formats, including widescreen. Lovely stuff.

Wallpaper Database

The Wallpaper Database is a German site with over 400 lovely user-contributed wallpapers. Each wallpaper is available in a large selection of formats: Mac widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, and even HDTV 16:9 and iPhone. How’s that for versatile!

Pixelgirl Presents

Last, but certainly not least, we have the wonderful Pixelgirl Presents. This site has a really nice, large collection of kooky artwork wallpaper in a variety of styles. Each wallpaper is available in a range of formats, both standard and widescreen; use the Browse by resolution option at the top of the page to choose. While you’re there, check out their equally kooky and wonderful iPhone wallpaper and Mac icon sets!

Once you’ve found a wallpaper image you like, you can set it as your desktop background from within your browser by right/Control-clicking the image and choosing Set as Desktop Background (Firefox) or Use Image as Desktop Picture (Safari).

Happy decorating. 🙂

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5 Responses to “Nice wallpaper for your widescreen Mac”

  1. mac broadband Says:

    Wow. That is a really nice collection of photos. I love the flikr picture of the snail.

  2. Marcus Says:

    Try There is a selection of free wallpapers there that are wonderful and changed on a random basis.

  3. Matt Says:

    Nice images Marcus! Thanks for sharing that site.

  4. libby Says:

    i think you should have puppies, fluro pink, purple, cats, dolphins and rainbows as some backgrounds

  5. Matt Says:

    @libby: Not my cup of tea personally, but each to their own… 🙂