Wallpapers for HR screen?

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  1. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know where I can find wallpapers for the 1680x1050 hi res screen?

    What pic resolution should I be looking for?

    Thanks
     
  2. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

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    One place I usually frequest is http://www.pixelgirlpresents.com/

    Not sure if that's your taste but check it out.
     
  3. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    Most wallpaper sites will have 1680x1050 as an option, as most current 17 inch monitors use that resolution. InterfaceLIFT is a site I usually go to. You could try HDWallpapers too. ;)
     
  4. Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Newb question - what do I do with the wallpapers I download? Do I need to put them in a particular folder? Can I create a "wallpaper" folder in my documents or images folder?

    Right now I have a few from last night just sitting in my docs folder, but when I started the MBP this morning it went back to the default wallpaper (purplish space shot)...?
     
  7. qawes macrumors regular

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    Yes, If you want you can make a folder entitled 'wallpapers', place it wherever you want and add it to the Desktop & Screensaver setting box using the '+' option in the lower left.

    Another way you can set a wallpaper is to open an image with Safari, and set it from here as a desktop backround.

    Be sure you haven't checked the 'Change picture every..' box, but a wallpaper changing by itself never happened to me.
     
  8. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    The best is to create a Wallpapers folder anywhere you want (preferably in the Images folder, situated in your User folder).

    Then, just add it to the list in the preference pane (see attached pic).

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  9. Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are fast!

    Cool. So far I have just been right clicking "set as desktop" off the images themselves. I haven't added any folder to the desktop/wallpaper preferences pane - is this why my wallpaper last night didn't "stick" after shutting down? It went back to the default wallpaper this morning when I turned it on.

    Sorry, this is my 1st apple ever and I just got it 2 days ago :(

    So far it's been very intuitive and easy to learn and convert from windows though!
     
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  11. qawes macrumors regular

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    The issue with the wallpaper not 'sticking' on through the reboot never happed to me, but I can speculate that the root of the problem was the fact that you had set the wallpaper through Safari, and after that you deleted the image or the temporary files got deleted. Anyway, the best thing is to keep an organized folder.

    I'm happy to hear that you just got your MBP, enjoy it!
     
  12. Blu101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^

    I think what happened was I deleted the photo after I had set it as the desktop, realized the oops moment and re-downloaded it, but since I deleted the original and didn't re-do the "set as desktop" with the second one, it went back to default on restart. Makes sense to me, and that's what I'm going with lol
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I usually go out with my camera and walk around taking pictures. Then I crop and make them into wallpapers.
     

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