where is a place to get nice backgrounds?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farqueue, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    hello, i am sick of mac os x backgrounds... need some high quality ones.... any idea where can i find these super duper good quality image to set as wallpaper
     
  2. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Well you wont find em in the "buying-tips"-section of the forum now will you?
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Maybe he's prepared to pay for quality.

    I like http://digitalblasphemy.com/
     
  4. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah I actually never thought of that as I never ever ever ever would pay for wallpaper myself. Never ever


















    ever. :rolleyes:
     
  5. NATO macrumors 68000

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    http://interfacelift.com/

    I love this site, and each image is usually available in just about every resolution you care to mention, including ones for 30" Cinema Display owners :p
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Is that because you don't think a good artist deserve compensation, or because you don't care that much how your desktop looks?
     
  7. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    None of the above, for starters I dont like Digitalblasphemys...well design. 3d rendered images just look tacky IMO, there will always be free nice wallpapers around. My favourites include. dlanham.com, deviantart.com, mandolux.com, twistedsun.net, interfacelift.com and a couple of others and I just find it stupid to pay for a wallpaper. If I ordered a print then thats a different story but a wallpaper...? Nope. :p

    Edit: Typo
     
  8. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Actually..I have to take that back, some of the designs are rather nice. But I still wouldnt pay.
     
  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I agree that there are many nice wallpapers around, but I think that some compensation for the artists is valid. I've used just about all of David Lanham's backgrounds, as well as a couple of icon sets. I sent him a thank you note and a couple of dollars, just for the hard work and hopefully to encourage him to continue putting out good free downloads. He wrote back the same day to say thanks, btw. It's the first time I've actually clicked on someone's paypal donate button, but I thought it was worth it in this case.
     
  10. iZac macrumors 68000

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  11. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I don't really see why it'd be stupid to pay for a wallpaper. I've never paid for a wallpaper because I don't care that much about it. It's usually hidden. My current desktop looks as in the attached image.

    But if I did care a lot about my desktop and found a wallpaper that I really liked, I'd want to show my appreciation by compensating the talented person that created it, obviously with a lot of effort and thought going into it. This shouldn't be affected by the availability of freebies, or whether the artwork is printed or not.
     

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  12. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    I just dont pay for wallpapers...simple as that. It gets changed every two days at least. I agree that a good artist deserves compensation and I really wouldnt mind a Lanham print and I would pay for it. But I wont be paying for wallpaper. Again...this is just my opinion. If mandolux turned into a pay-site Id stop visiting. His wallpapers are amazing but Im not paying for ít.
     
  13. DeVizardofOZ macrumors regular

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    Here is the answer.... ENJOY

    go to http://howardsayles.theapplecollection.com/

    Not just APPLE, Very artistic and special.


    Best:D
     
  14. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    One good place to go is do a search on Google Images. Search for your screen res. and it gives you loads of pics that are the right size for your screen.
     
  15. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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  16. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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  17. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    In Macrumors Picture Gallery forum there is a new thread every month for people to post their desktops. Many of them also include links to were you can download the wallpaper.

    August thread
     
  18. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Interface Lift is good. I also like PixelGirlPresents.com. Another source I use is the MR's monthly threads and just ask people for a link to their's. :D
     

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