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July 30, 2009


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The 2009 exhibition has just launched, featuring 65 new desktop wallpapers! Designers and developers spend about 90% of their waking life in front of a computer so the most appealing genre for a wallpaper would be one that has beautiful design mixed with the all important aspect of being outdoors.

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ignitepjp Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
zulu-eos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Turned out great.
Cedautinger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've found my new desktop wallpaper, nice!!
venoc Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asher27 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
i dont want to be a party pooper... but im a bit disappointed.

although it is great that this appears to be the exhibition with the most works to date, some of them are really not up to par. i dont want to give specific examples because i dont think thats fair, but some of them use very low res images that when blow up become grainy and pixelated - those should of never been accepted, neither should ones that were poorly blended by what appears to be someone a bit new to photoshop. i was also disappointed that some of the works used very common filters - those really take away from a work in most cases (the work i am referring to was really amazing on its own, the added grain filter really took away). there were also a couple of all vector designs that while were well made... arent really in the spirit of desktopography, which i always thought was the combination of photography and design and manipulation, not just vectors. perhaps im wrong?

although there are a bunch that i feel dont belong, there are a few that i thought were really spectacular and a bit groundbreaking (some of them).

ive always been a fan of desktopography and i look forward to future exhibitions, although i hope the next one has a bit stricter quality control.
Cederblad Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Interface Designer
as said before. i agree 100%.

allthough, still good work and I hope you will keep it up! :)
pete-aeiko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah we will do something a bit different next year, thanks for the comments!
Uribaani Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I'm going to agree with this post 100%.

Increasing the advised resolution size should never mean the lose of quality. The variety of quality in works was noticeable. Out of 65 I found 7 to be usable as my new wallpaper. (That's purely because I have high res. monitor and I'm sort of 'quality-addicted' though.) Some of the best ones imo; Fight for Alpha, Nature's Capture, PaperPlanes, Desktop 1 & NSP1. Some very nice entries suffered from the low-quality base image.
asher27 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
im so excited!
DesignHim Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Artist
Winter dies into the spring = <3
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