Computer wallpapers are ones that are used on the main screen of a computer. The one main advantage of them is that they have a wide varied range of themes, ranging from rock stars to penthouse models, places to the latest gadgets and the list is endless.
Computer wallpapers are available on the internet, on numerous websites which have been hosted especially for the same. There are websites which have been especially dedicated to one type of wallpaper theme alone. It’s a craze among the youth to have the latest of wallpapers and flaunt them. This industry is booming like never before. Some others include anime wallpapers, animal wallpapers, babe wallpapers, car wallpapers, house wallpapers, etc.
The computer wallpapers are available in numerous dimensions, just perfectly to fit the viewing screen, in lower and higher resolutions. The images that are used in these wallpapers are usually raster images, with almost always the same size as the required display resolution (say for example 1024×768 pixels, and 1280×1024 pixels).
Using a widescreen monitor, may affect the scaling properties of the image. They may turn out to have different aspect ratio requirements, although images that are especially catered to the usual 4:3 monitored can be altered and cropped sans undue quality loss and adjusted to the new size. There are some other display systems, which also allow unconventionally proportioned images in various ratios to be scaled without a proportion change to fit the viewing screen under consideration, be it 16:9 or the 4:3 one. But care must be taken not to increase it beyond the proportions of your monitor screen’s capacity or else it will be out of the frame or may even damage your monitor eventually.
There are various dimensions that these wallpapers are available in; the common resolutions include 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024 and 1600×1200. Most of the screens are proportional in the ratio of 4:3, so they can be scaled and adjusted onto the screen, but scaling does affect the image quality is one thing that is to be taken into consideration while doing it.
The common formats of the images include the png (portable network graphics) and jpeg (joint photographic experts group). These are among the most widely used and transmitted of formats on the internet.
The various operating systems, be it mac os, windows xp, windows vista, kde, gnome all have the possibility of having computer wallpapers on their main screen. This helps in improving the aesthetic appeal of the screen, such that the user is jolly enough to one that’ll suit his working environment the best. This way, it’ll help the user to be comfortable with the system under use. This can also be a factor for improving the productivity of a company as the mind of the user, as are the eyes in a calm and composed state.
Computer wallpapers are the norm of the day. Every single user has one on their main screens. The one that they choose turns out to define themselves, their character, their persona, so go ahead, choose the computer wallpaper that suits you, that is you.