Where are you getting your 5K desktop backgrounds from?

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  1. iBrooker, Dec 24, 2016
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    iBrooker macrumors 6502

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    I just spent a few hours looking through this site: http://wallpaperswide.com some really nice ones there (tho I don't like how they are watermarking them, grr).
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Personally I like InterfaceLIFT, because it hosts mainly photography-themed wallpapers rather than the graphic design wallpapers found on other sites. Most of the recent contributions are in 5K resolution.
     
  3. otakustay macrumors newbie

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    Just enter your loved keyword into google image and choose a custom size of 5120x2880
     
  4. hollandog macrumors regular

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  5. slaWter macrumors member

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    Same here. A7RII takes care of this resolution easily.
     
  6. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    All you need is a $3200 camera. It is nice to see Sony making a comeback in various areas.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Any camera with 5k+ resolution will do. Even the one on iPhone (8MP or 12MP).
     
  8. slaWter macrumors member

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    No. As a bare minimum you'd need 5120 horizontal pixels. But you don't want the bare minimum because a screen like that will show any quality issue with the photo/wallpaper. But a normal modern camera will be enough. It doesn't need to be a sharpness or pixel monster.
    As for the megapixel count the 5K display is 14.7MP.
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    True. My bad. Still, many of today's cameras are up to the task. Even smartphones. Especiallu in good light.
     
  10. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    I guess it depends on your tolerance. 5K displays are like "pixel peeping" all the time. I've downloaded wallpapers taken with high-end cameras of sufficient resolution, but softness in the image was immediately apparent; my guess is that the lens wasn't up to the task. On the other hand, I have shots taken with my old 10 megapixel camera but incredibly sharp lenses, and those images still stand up nicely on the 5K display despite needing to be resized upward. Ideally you'd have both a high-resolution sensor and a nice lens, but if it's a question of lens or sensor, I'd go with lens.
     
  11. slaWter macrumors member

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    That's true. If you want to use your own photos, you better have very high quality footage.
    However, I doubt that anyone intending to use this screen for photo work is using low quality camera gear.
     
  12. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    The magic word these days with those high-MP cameras is downsampling and sharpening the picture. If you are up to that, then of course more MP is better, as you have more to throw away :)
     
  13. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    http://wallpaperswide.com looks pretty useful.
    Apart form the annoying watermarking (I know why they think it's a good idea for the site, but not really for us end users, is it site owners!), it's good as you can select native resolution, and/or multi-screen images you can manually split to work across screens.

    e.g. A Mountain Lake @ "Dual UHD" 16:9 - 10240 x 2880 [image split in half, then added for each screen].
    http://wallpaperswide.com/panoramic_view_of_a_mountain_lake-wallpapers.html

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    (excuse the mess, as my desk space is 'ongoing' shall we say...)
     

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