The default wallpapers that come with Window’s Vista are without a doubt some of the best that have ever been offered with an operating system. And what’s more amazing is that a portion of them came from amateur photographers. Thanks to Digg, I came across a page on Flickr that has several photos that someone took hoping that Microsoft would select them to become default Vista Wallpapers. Two photos actually made it, but all of them are simply amazing.
- 2/3 of the collection came from licenses stock houses
- Some of the photos came from Flickr photographers
- 5 of the images came from Microsoft employees
- Microsoft evaluated over 10,000 images during the first round of the selection process.
Another great source for wallpapers is a Spectacular Landscapes group over at Flickr. Images are posted by invitation only. The selectiveness means that images tend to be high quality, and worth taking a look at. With 6,180 photos to choose from, there’s bound to be something you’ll be interested in.