Many photographers, both professionals and enthusiasts, generously share their work on stock-photo platforms like Pexels (www.pexels.com), Pixabay (www.pixabay.com), and Unsplash (www.unsplash.com). This grants you access to an extensive array of high-quality photos covering almost every imaginable subject. It’s worth noting that these platforms maintain strict standards, rejecting shots that fail to meet their criteria.
If you’re looking to enhance the visual appeal of your desktop, opt for the highest-resolution version of your selected image, typically labeled as “Original.” “High” resolution may also suffice. To discover images tailored to your screen dimensions, include terms like desktop wallpaper or desktop background in your search. Alternatively, utilize the Fill, Stretch, or Span options in the Background settings of Windows 10 and 11 to adjust the fit.
Pexels offers a convenient feature that allows you to customize the width and height of photos before downloading them, as depicted in the screenshot above.
Most royalty-free image downloads don’t necessitate creating an account, although some platforms may encourage a small donation or expressing gratitude to the photographer for their contributions. This flexibility ensures easy access to a wealth of visually stunning content for your desktop without unnecessary hurdles.