Montana Pictures and Free Desktop Backgrounds
This site is exactly what the name implies. Here at Montana Pictures and Free Desktop Backgrounds, you will find beautiful pictures taken all over the Montana area. From mountain scenes, to flat open plains of wheat; from playing wildlife to gorgeous flowers; the goal of Montana Pictures is to capture as much of the beauty of Montana in online photographs as possible. We hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them.
What about using these photos for my desktop wallpaper or background?
We encourage you to use any of our pictures as your desktop bakcground. However, some pictures probably work better than others. We have created an album called desktop backgrounds. This album contains photographs that we think make great desktop backgrounds. This might be a good place to start. However, all of our albums have great pictures that make great desktop backgrounds. Enjoy exploring through all the great Montana pictures.
How do I set a picture as my background?
It is really simple to make a picture your desktop background. Simply browse through the albums until you find the picture you like. To the right of the picture is a drop down list where you can select the size you want to view. View the size that is closest to your desktop size. Then right click on the photograph and choose “set as background” from the list. Now you will see this great photo every time you turn on your computer. Enjoy!
Help from the wiki
The online wiki does a great job describing what desktop backgrounds are and how they work. Here is what it has to say.
The terms wallpaper and desktop picture refer to an image used as a background on a computer screen, usually for the desktop of a graphical user interface. 'Wallpaper' is the term used in Microsoft Windows, while the Mac OS calls it a 'desktop picture' (prior to Mac OS X, the term desktop pattern was used to refer to a small pattern that was repeated to fill the screen).
Images used as computer wallpaper are usually raster graphics with the same size as the display resolution (for example 1024×768 pixels, or 1280×1024 pixels) in order to fill the whole background. Many screen resolutions are proportional, so an image scaled to fit in a different-sized screen will often be the correct shape, albeit that scaling may impact quality. PNG and JPEG format are common.
Users with widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) monitors have different aspect ratio requirements for wallpaper, although images designed for standard (4:3) monitors can often be scaled or cropped to the correct shape without loss of quality.
Wallpapers are sometimes available in double-width versions (e.g. 2560×1024) for displaying on multi-monitor computers, where the image appears to fill two monitors.
Some display systems allow unconventionally-proportioned images (1:1, 2:1, or even 1:3) to be scaled without change of proportion, to fit the screen, whether it be 16:9 or 4:3. The image would be sized just large enough that one pair of edges touch the edges of the screen, but not all four, as this would unduly distort the image.
Most display systems are capable of specifying a single-colour to use as the background in place of a wallpaper, and some (such as KDE or GNOME) allow colour-gradients to be specified. Microsoft Windows 3.x and 9x systems allow using editable repeating two-color 8×8 tiles for background.
Some desktop systems, such as Mac OS (version 8.6 or later), KDE (version 3.4 or later), and GNOME, support vector wallpapers (PICT in Mac and SVG in KDE and GNOME). This has the advantage that a single file may be used for screens of any size, or stretched across several screens, without loss of quality.
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