PC users can now download Bing.com home page images

One of the most distinctive features of Microsoft's Bing.com Internet search page is that its main home page changes its background image every day. Usually, its a beautiful high res nature photograph, although Microsoft has turned the page into a moving video image on occasion. Today, Microsoft announced that those Bing background images can now be downloaded directly to a PC.

In a post on the official Bing blog, Microsoft said it has added this feature due to high demand from its users. It states, "Now when you visit Bing you’ll see a download icon at the right hand side of your screen. Simply click on the button, connect with Facebook and you can download the image to your computer. We also offer a new way for you to view the homepage in full-screen mode, by clicking the intersecting arrows."

This feature is apparently just for Bing users in the US at the moment. There's no word on when it might be available in other countries.

Earlier this year, Microsoft released what it called Bing Desktop, a program that, among other things, let users automatically download the Bing.com home page image of the day and make it their Windows desktop.

Source: Bing blog | Image via Microsoft

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You should mention in your post that user also need to log in to bing with their facebook account to download the damn thing X-|

Here's a simple trick to by-pass log in to fb and get the 1920x1200 resolution image directly on Bing page using Firefox:
1. Right click on image ---> View Background image
2. Change the tail ending "...1366x768.jpg" ---> "...1920x1200.jpg" in the url address
3. Press Go and voila!

"You should mention in your post that user also need to log in to bing with their facebook account to download the damn thing X-|"

It is actually mentioned in the article

WooHoo!!! said,
Does Windows still do that moving desktop wallpaper? Vista feature I think.

That feature was removed years ago from Windows 7 and you can get that feature from third party software.

WooHoo!!! said,
Does Windows still do that moving desktop wallpaper? Vista feature I think.

Time to Time , BING wallpaper moves ( Like waters moving or the Animals )
Had Bing wallpapper installed for a while now, Is this old news ?

Wow. Lets agree that you are not liked much with an attack like that against warwagon for no reason.

Calum said,

umm... some people will like it. Microsoft don't just cater to you.

NeoPogo said,
Wow. Lets agree that you are not liked much with an attack like that against warwagon for no reason.

That was hardly an attack, like Calum said, some people will like it.

NeoPogo said,
Wow. Lets agree that you are not liked much with an attack like that against warwagon for no reason.


Why do you deem that an attack? I specifically included "umm" in my comment because warwagon did, and I felt that his comment was quite ignorant of those who would be interested in this feature and article. I merely pointed out to him that Microsoft don't just cater to him. I could have perhaps added a smiley to my comment, but his comment was quite rude as it was.

NeoPogo said,
Wow. Lets agree that you are not liked much with an attack like that against warwagon for no reason.

And that's why your comment got 0 likes and his got 7 (and counting)?