Seasonscape - credit alexiuss There are undoubtedly a lot of wallpaper sites. Even more undoubtedly, most of them suck, both in content and filtering capabilities (by resolution, theme, etc).

My preferred way until recently was Deviant Art, because it had a lot of content and very nice filtering – I could specify my exact resolution.

However, as of some time ago, Deviant Art browsing by resolution disappeared, as evident from trying to find it on their site and from the comments on this post announcing the capability in the first place.

The Solution

Sometimes the solution lies right in front of our eyes – we just have to open them to see it.

A while ago, Google Image Search expanded their support for image size filtering (small, medium, large) to include the actual image size via this query:

imagesize:NNNNxNNNN

And because it's Google, you can add search terms to narrow down the subject.

Here are some examples.

Example 1: "wallpaper"

imagesize:1920×1200 wallpaper

imagesize:1920x1200 wallpaper

The image size is so specific that it's usually not even necessary to include the word "wallpaper" – most of the results will already be wallpapers, except maybe for a few desktop screenshots.

Example 2: "nature"

imagesize:1920×1200 nature

imagesize:1920x1200 nature

Example 3: "futuristic"

imagesize:1680×1050 futuristic

imagesize:1680x1050 futuristic

Example 4: "cars"

imagesize:1680×1050 cars

imagesize:1680x1050 cars

Example 5: "babe"

imagesize:1680×1050 babe (be careful if you have SafeSearch off ;-] )

imagesize:1680x1050 babe

Starter Links Per Resolution

Here are some quick starter links for common resolutions to get you started:

320×396

320×480

800×600

1024×600

1024×768

1152×864

1280×1024

1280×720

1280×768

1280×800

1280×960

1360×768

1366×768

1400×1050

1440×900

1600×1200

1600×900

1680×1050

1920×1080

1920×1200

2560×1024

2560×1600

Conclusion

What sites do you use to get your wallpapers, specifically allowing filtering by resolution? No spam links please.

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Artem Russakovskii is a San Francisco programmer, blogger, and future millionaire (that last part is in the works). Follow Artem on Twitter (@ArtemR) or subscribe to the RSS feed.

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  • ColdMan

    Hrm, not bad. Google is good for something after all 😉

  • Radu

    This is great stuff, thanks for sharing 🙂