Bing releases the ten best images of 2013 as wallpaper, screensaver

There's no denying that one of the coolest features of Bing is the unique image that's displayed when you visit the website. It's frequently full of useful information about the subject being displayed and makes the site feel more lively when compared to its competitors.

If you love great photography, the Bing team has you covered: They've reviewed thousands of images and picked out thier favorites of 2013 to share with you. Head on over to the Microsoft site and download the theme to apply to your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 desktop. Unfortunately if you're running Windows RT, MacOS, or a varient of Linux, you're out of luck as the download is an EXE file, but you can still view the images in the gallery below.

Keep in mind that when you download and run the file, Windows will automatically set this as your default theme. It's easy enough to change, but was a little surprising to see the wallpaper change immediately.

Source: Microsoft; via Windows Observer | Images courtesy of Bing

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Picture number 6 isn`t Laguna Verde, it`s Lake el Golfo, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. As soon as i saw it i regonized it.
Bing research at it`s best

Why the low resolution . This 1920x1200 look really blurry on my iPad and iMac...As others mentioned; interfacelift.com is the way to go.

Jundor said,
Why the low resolution . This 1920x1200 look really blurry on my iPad and iMac...As others mentioned; interfacelift.com is the way to go.

People don't think of this but - Bing likely does not have the rights to share full resolution pictures, as those belong to their authors.

Man!

That Kaneohe Bay pic looks absolutely fake and/or amateurish!!

Not my style of wallpapers anyway. I like things from my life, that I can actually relate to, when I even bother having a wallpaper, that is! yes, I have one, but I couldn't tell you what the one on this computer is right now without looking. Not like I set and stare at a blank desktop very often. There is USUALLY a window of something covering it up!

Most of the pics here are pretty cool though.

Enron said,
Sure, maybe you can go buy them or license them yourself or just be satisfied with the subtle advertising on these.

You must have issues with Google Images then.....

kayzee said,

That cannot be real, what is it!?

That's why you should use Bing. When they have an image of the day, you can click to learn more about it!

kayzee said,

That cannot be real, what is it!?

Thanks for the image without the Bing logo... I hate using wallpapers that has logo or watermark on them.

Why use an installer? Now I have to book up my Windows VM just to extract them... 1st world problems I know but I don't see why they needed to package them...

Nik Louch said,
All lovely, except the one of Chicago Beach... Looks really amateur and unimpressive by comparison.


Which one is Chicago?

1900x1200. Not sure why they used an installer, but you can open the executable with WinRAR (and then the included cabinet file) to extract them manually if you just want the wallpapers.

Max Norris said,
1900x1200. Not sure why they used an installer, but you can open the executable with WinRAR (and then the included cabinet file) to extract them manually if you just want the wallpapers.

Even though they are 1200p, none of them qualify as wallpaper. Most are grainy and do not even have the fidelity for being a wallpaper. Interfacelift is still unbeatable.

sanke1 said,
Interfacelift is still unbeatable.

I agree. Also, 1920x1200 is a bit of a low resolution these days. Where are the 2560x1440 and 3200x1800 / 3840x2160 wallpapers?