Wren's Wallpaper Collection

Directions: Under the image you like click on the size matching the screen resolution of your desktop.

Once the appropriate high resolution JPG loads completely and is displayed by your browser, right-click on it and choose "Set As Wallpaper". That's all you have to do.

(The samples displayed here are highly compressed, which allows them to display faster, but really lowers their quality -- don't use them for wallpaper. Click here for more details on using graphics for wallpaper.)

Missing images: All 768x1024 images should exist. Other sizes might be missing for some images. Write wren if one you like is missing in the size you need.


Click for Recient Additions

Original Collection

Campbell Hill Porch Party, June 29, 2001

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Sunset on Campbell Hill, June 20, 2001

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Naraguagus River, Cherryfield, October 7, 2000

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Pigeon Hill, October 8, 2000

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Pompano Beach, Florida

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Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

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El Morro, San Juan

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Sun Princess

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M.V. Westerdam

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One of many Flower Arangements on M.V. Westerdam

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Wollman Rink, Central Park (After being closed for almost 20 years because NYC couldn't figure out how to freeze the ice, a private developer finally refurbished it. Sara, what's the relationship?)

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Cherryfield, Maine -- sit on our new front porch.

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Milbridge, Maine

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Bruce and Kathy's Deck, Milbridge, Maine

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Penobscot Bay

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Belfast, Maine

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Penobscot River, Bucksport, Maine

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Tark fishing at Great Point, Nantucket, October 10, 1999.
(No pictures from the 9th, we were too busy catching blue fish.)

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Tark fishing at Great Point, Nantucket, October 10, 1999.

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Lake Cochituate, very near where June works, September 26, 1999.

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Fishing at Great Point, Nantucket. September 11, 1999.

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Great Point, Nantucket. Same location on September 12, 1999. (The picture would have been better if the silly camera hadn't tried to focus on the light reflecting off the waves instead of on the horizon. Remember to turn off the auto-focus if you try and take a similar picture.)

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Idlewild Airport (a.k.a. J.F.K.) September 13, 1999.

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Another shot of JFK taken September 14, 1999.
Not good wall paper, but note plane touching down
on runway 13L and the Concorde about to pass under
the wing. Now that you know where the Concorde
parks, you can find it in the wallpaper above.
Also note the reinforced concrete that the
Concorde and nearby 747's park on so they
won't sink into the Tarmac.

For scale: 13L/31R (foreground of wallpaper)
is 10,000 feet while 13R/31L is 14,572 feet.
22R/4L (which sticks out into the bay) is 11,350
feet while 22L/4R is 8400 feet.

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Lower Manhattan, September 13, 1999.

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Nantucket Style Windows, August 1, 1999.

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Nantucket Style Windows, August 1, 1999.

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Details on using graphics as wallpaper

Unless noted these files are all JPG's. If you have Internet Explorer 4.0 (or greater) installed and are running an Active Desktop you can download and use the JPG's directly. (But I don't really recommend using Active Desktop because it requires at least 5MB extra memory and tends to cause Windows to crash more frequently.)
 
Another option is to view the appropriate high resolution JPG from your browser, right-click on it and choose "Set As Wallpaper". This creates a 24-bit BMP file named either "Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp" or "Netscape Wallpaper.bmp" in your Windows folder (assuming you are using one of those two browsers.) If you want to save it more permanently, make a copy using Windows Explorer, or other favorite tool.
 
If you really want to be tricky, take the JPG and using your favorite graphic editor, convert it to an 8-bit BMP by changing the color depth before saving as a BMP (also known as converting to an indexed color file.) On a desktop with a screen size of 1024x1280 this will save 2.6MB of memory, or 1.6MB on a 768x1024 desktop -- the savings is both in the size of the BMP files and in the amount of Windows memory required to display the wallpaper. There is some loss of quality, but depending on the image you may not even notice the loss. (Because of their compression, JPGs are even smaller files than the 8-bit BMPs and are the recommended files to save long term, but you need BMPs for wallpaper unless you are running Active Desktop.)

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