Downloadable photos to use as desktop backgrounds.  For best results, choose the photo that matches your monitor resolution (if you are not sure of your settings, right-click anywhere on your desktop and choose “Properties”, then click on the “Settings” tab and in the lower right it will display your screen area settings.).

To download and use these photos:

  1. Click on the link for the photo size that matches your monitor settings – this will open the photo in a new browser window.
  2. Right-click on the photo and choose “Save File As… “, then save the picture to somewhere on your computer.
  3.  Right-click anywhere on your desktop and choose “Properties”.
  4. The first tab you see should be “Desktop” (or “Background” for Windows versions older than XP) – click the button that says “browse” and navigate to where you saved the photo and select it.
  5. Click on OK.


Although you can also set your desktop background from within the browser by righ-clicking on the photo and selecting “Set as Background” (IE) or “Set as Desktop Background” (Firefox) this does not save the photo to your computer – it only saves it in the browser’s cache, so if you change your background to something else, you won’t be able to change it back to one of these photos without coming back to this page.

Sunset from Scotchman 2
(photo by Jim Mellen)

Sunset 1280 x 1024 – 106.5kb
Sunset 1024 x 768 – 70.6kb
Sunset 800 x 600 – 47.4kb

Mr. Scotchman
(photo by Jim Mellen)

Mr. Scotchman 1280 x 1024 – 104.1kb
Mr. Scotchman 1024 x 768 – 72.6kb
Mr. Scotchman 800 x 600 – 48.8kb

Tree with Falls
(photo by Monte Dodge )

Tree with Falls 1280 x 1024 – 352.7kb
Tree with Falls 1024 x 768 – 224.1kb
Tree with Falls 800 x 600 – 145.7kb

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