More Than 30 Places To Look For Free Wallpapers

 
Introduction

Ever wished you could just flip the wallpaper in your home or office to freshen up the look? Maybe. But in reality, that would be pretty costly.

Why not try changing the wallpaper on your computer screen instead? That won't cost you a single cent. And what's more, there are plenty of places where you can go to find some great free wallpapers. Here are some of them.

Places to look for Wallpapers
 
OS Wallpapers
1. Windows 7 Wallpapers Gathered from beta to the final release.
2. Windows 7 RTM Wallpaper High-quality widescreen Windows 7 RTM wallpaper.
3. 60 Beautiful Ubuntu Desktop Wallpapers "You could wear it proud and for starters, a nice Ubuntu wallpaper on the desktop."
4. 60 Most Beautiful Apple Wallpapers "Beautiful apple related wallpapers, inclusive of apple logo, Mac OS X, time machine, iPods, and more."
5. Snow Leopard Wallpapers "New 10.6 Snow Leopard desktop pictures at full resolution."
 
Many Varieties
6. WallpapersWIDE High quality wallpapers grouped by categories with filters by aspect ratios or resolutions for wide screen, HD, standard, mobile, dual and other. Your display aspect ratio and resolution are detected for you as well.
7. DesktopNexus Select a wallpaper from galleries or recently popular wallpapers, click "Enlarge Wallpaper" and it automatically retrieves the image optimized for your computer screen.
8. Jootix Wallpapers Thousands of quality wallpapers grouped in various categories. You can easily search them by keywords, or sort them by the newest, puolarity, top rated or most viewed, then click one you like and select a resolution that best suits your screen size.
9. InterfaceLIFT More than 2,000 wallpapers sorted by date, downloads or rating, and various resolutions to suit your PCs or mobile devices, with auto detection of your screen resolution.
10. Desktopography Feel the essence of nature in wallpapers and choose an exhibition to browse through.
11. Digital Blasphemy A free gallery of high-reso 3d wallpapers and links to some best computer art sites.
12. eWallpapers Fills your desktop with latest wallpapers by categories and resolutions. Dual monitor wallpapers available.
13. Windows-7-Wallpaper Search wallpapers by top downloads and keyword.
14. PKWallpapers Only quality wallpapers classified by categories and resolutions.
15. Social Wallpapering A community effort to classify, rank and distribute high resolution wallpapers.
16. desktopWallpapers.net Check listing of most popular wallpaper categories.
17. Kicking Designs Get lots of photographic wallpapers.
18. Wallpaperbase More than 20,000 free wallpapers for your computer desktop, updated daily.
19. Wallpaper Junkie Featuring comics, movies, TV, music and others.
20. TWS3D Wallpapers 3D and many other categories of wallpapers are available.
21. WinCustomize Get wallpapers sorted by overall downloads, last updated, etc.
22. Just Desktop Wallpapers Offering thousands of free desktop wallpapers in 1280x1024 or 1024x768 screen resolutions for animals, cars, celebrities, films, scenery, sports, etc.
23. Desktop Wallpapers DB A gallery of wide wallpapers searchable by keywords and organized in categories, latest wallpapers, top wallpapers and random wallpapers.
24. Fantastic Wallpapers A showcase of over 50 fantastic wallpapers that will blow your desktop away. Most of them are in HD and makes your desktop nifty.
25. Gorgeous Aurora & Colour Spectrum Wallpapers A combination of 26 colourful spectrum wallpapers with some awesome mixtures of aurora wallpapers.
26. Best Game Wallpapers Download game wallpapers by game index.
27. MrWallpaper.com Free high quality wallpapers divided into categories with your screen resolution automatically identified. You can list the wallpapers by most viewed, most commented, top rated or in random.
28. List of Images An impressive list of high quality images divided into categories and archives, with multiple choices of screen resolutions good for your desktops.
 
Dual Screen
29. 70 beautiful dual screen desktop wallpapers "Collected from around the Web, each screenshot is clickable and linked to its source."
 
Mobile
30. Flikie A great resource to search for high quality wallpapers sorted by categories, recent and random for your mobile device.
31. LiveWallpapers.org A site dedicated to animated or live wallpapers for Android mobile devices, easy to browse by best rated, popular or categories.
32. Wallpapers.AndroLib.com Find wallpapers or backgrounds for your Android phone with keywords. You can also submit your own creations and share them with others.
33. Applewallpaper.org An established resource to obtain and use iPad and iPhone backgrounds with sizes ranging from 1024x1024 for tablets to 320x480 for phones.
 
Not enough? Get more from Image Search Engines below...
34. Google's Advanced Image Search Enter a subject (e.g. flowers) in the search box, click "use my desktop size" and click "Google Search" button. It brings up various wallpapers all fitting your screen.
35. Bing's Free Desktop Wallpaper This gives you many wallpapers in categories such as computer, holiday, celebrity, etc. Select "SIZE" and click "Wallpaper" to filter the wallpapers by your screen resolution.
36. Yahoo's Advanced Image Search Type a word in the box, enter custom size of the wallpapers (e.g. 1440x900), click "Yahoo! Search" button. This displays various wallpapers at the custom size you need.

 

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by nick-2 (not verified) on 3. July 2011 - 17:05  (74701)

Best of the best- http://jootix.com/?show=views

by Jojo Yee on 4. July 2011 - 2:19  (74705)

Thanks Nick-2 for the suggestion and added in the list.

by bevel on 12. June 2011 - 13:51  (73677)

Anyone knows of a great "spiritual" listing of wall papers or the best ones?

by J_L on 25. May 2011 - 22:48  (72675)

goWallpapers link gives me Server error.
Homepage works fine: http://gowallpapers.com/

Also have problems accessing these websites:
http://www.wallpaperspark.com/
http://www.3dvistaxp.com/

by Jojo Yee on 26. May 2011 - 2:00  (72686)

Thanks J_L. The non-working sites have now been removed from the list. 3D Vista XP is now PKWallpapers.

by Av_Crazy on 24. April 2011 - 8:51  (70815)

I think this one is the best
http://wallbase.cc/start/

by Desktop Wallpapers DB (not verified) on 19. February 2011 - 0:12  (66690)

Here's another one for your list :)

http://www.desktopwallpapersdb.com/

by Jojo Yee on 19. February 2011 - 2:04  (66694)

Thanks. Added in the list.

by Anonymousboy (not verified) on 12. January 2011 - 9:00  (64347)

Don't forget the iPhone and iPad wallpapers...
Example:
http://www.applewallpaper.org

by Anonymousfff (not verified) on 27. November 2010 - 14:41  (61700)

--It seems DeviantArt comes up a lot on the Smashing lists. Here is a link for popular wallpapers on Deviantart (all time):

http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/wallpaper/?order=9

--Interface (social site with nature and travel pics mostly, but includes excellent sortable lists by popularity and such):

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/index.php

--Space, Hubble, NASA:

http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/downloads/wallpapers/
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/wallpaper/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/wallpaper/index.cfm

--Nat Geo:

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/wallpapers
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/download-over-5000-national-geographic-wallpapers-single-click.htm

by Anonymousfff (not verified) on 1. December 2010 - 17:20  (61897)

Another website I just found has a nice collection of wallpaper in its free section. The company is well known for relaxation videos and the pictures reflect this emphasis:
http://www.powerfloe.com/Photo%20Desktop%20Background.html

by Anony (not verified) on 24. October 2010 - 13:25  (60076)

Excellent list, thanks.

Dow Wallpaper has changed its url to http://windows-7-wallpaper.com

by Jojo Yee on 24. October 2010 - 14:58  (60084)

Updated and thanks for reminding.

by Rizar on 17. May 2010 - 20:17  (49853)

Thanks for this list. My favorite of the bunch was eWallpapers as of now.

by Jojo Yee on 18. May 2010 - 14:52  (49890)

You're welcome. eWallpapers does have many quality choices there.

by Anonymous on 8. March 2010 - 6:31  (45186)

Also I'm looking for Dual Screen and iPhone wallpapers, so I use:
http://www.freedesktopwallpaper.org

by Giles Dawe (not verified) on 5. December 2011 - 3:38  (84396)

Also this one is pretty similar in blue but with curved and bigger lines:

http://bluewallpaper.org/wallpaper/Lines-Placement/

by Anonymous on 9. July 2009 - 15:51  (24838)

I'd have to agree with flickr being a great source also:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com - Articles on wallpapers
http://free.desktopwallpaper.org - Finding wallpaper Guide

by A.K. on 24. June 2009 - 10:09  (23908)

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