Mnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
I have been searching (for quite some time now) for some beautiful backgrounds for my desktop, but have been unable to find any that fit the bill. The reason being, i want something that is 1920x1200 native, for my gorgeous Dell 2407W. Can anyone point me in the right direction (short of me going to CMH and photographing something myself, or better yet, waiting till I fly to LAX or ORD next and get a 747)? Preferably a United in new livery or a BA 747.
FlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 911 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
Good luck on finding a pic that's 1920px wide. 1600's pretty much as big as it gets (in 3 years of spending too much free time browsing photos, I've never seen anything bigger). Just set your desktop background color to "black," center a 1600, and you'll have a very nice looking photo surrounded by pure black
Here are some BA 744 1600s, a United 777 NC 1600, and a 1600 I just plain like.
Mnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
Thanks for those links, exactly what I was looking for. Somehow, those 1600x1200 pics don't look too bad stretched. I totally understand that people don't exactly take many pics at 1920x1200, which is unfortunate . Thanks again. MCN
FlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 911 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
No problem. In many cases, when a photo is 1600px wide (or anything bigger than 1024px), a photographer will indicate that in the comment by saying "1600px" or "1600 px" or "1600 wide" or something like that - so if you want to find more, just search for one of those keywords. Took me about 2 minutes
Edit: Forgot "1600 pixel(s)" is also commonly used.