Backpacker Photo School: Free wallpapers for your screens

How much time do you spend looking at your iPhone, Blackberry, computer screen or iPad? Set it up with a beautiful photo as your wallpaper and you'll be inspired to get out on the trail more every time you glance at the screen.

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Do you still have that default wallpaper showing up on your iPhone? Does your computer look as generic now as the day you picked it up at the store? It’s time to personalize. We’ve got some inspiration for you. Three of our favorite Reader Photos are now properly sized and downloadable for use as your wallpaper or screensaver for a few phone options, computer screen sizes and even your new iPad. Just go to this link and download the zip file that contains the right size photos for your screen. All three photos will download and you can choose your favorite as your own wallpaper.

To use the photos on your computer:

Once you download the zip file, put it into your Pictures folder. Double click the zip file and it will open as a folder containing 3 jpeg files. The quick way to get the photo to become your wallpaper is to right click on it and choose “Set as Desktop.” If that’s not an option, or if you wanted to use the photos as your screensaver instead, go to the System Preferences. Choose the option for Desktop & Screensaver. Click on Desktop and choose one photo as your wallpaper. Click on Screensaver and choose the folder you downloaded to have the photos rotate through as a screensaver.

Now personalize and be inspired!

–Genny Fullerton

Images by (from top) Cheryl Norlin, Samuel Matzek, Doug Vavrick