How to Get Free Computer Wallpaper

by Contributor

Most people sit in front of their computer all day everyday. Selecting a relaxing and pleasant color scheme for your computer wallpaper can serve as a motivating factor. It can also provide inspiration to get you through the day. Fortunately, you can choose from a wide array of free computer wallpaper.

Find an image online that you'd like to have as background on your desktop. Some sites even offer animated pictures to use as wallpaper. You can also select a favorite photograph, either downloaded directly from your camera or scanned and saved to "My Pictures."

Right click on the image you choose and select "Save Image As."

Scroll down the "Save In" field and select "My Documents," double click and choose "My Pictures." Click on "Save."

Navigate to and select the desired picture or image and right click on "Set as Background." You can change your computer wallpaper as often as you wish.


  • check To narrow down your choices, enter the category or type of wallpaper for which you're searching. For example, if you want your desktop background to reflect a particular holiday, enter the holiday and then add the words "free wallpaper." All the images in the search should feature that holiday.

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