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A few days ago, I found  "Stimulant blog" and I was struck by an interesting article about 4k.
I know that many deviants know about 4k but I also know that a large number of deviants have no idea what 4k means in wallpapers and what it implies.
For this reason, I thought it appropriate to contribute to the entire wallpapers community and of course, for everyone who likes to be informed, beginners and advanced.

Do you know the DA Challenge "Devious Desktops: Warm Vibes?
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All the credits correspond to Stimulant blog, I have simply elaborated the article and adapted for everyone, here in DeviantArt.
One of Stimulant’s specialties is designing experiences on new, next generation hardware. We were recently tasked with designing an interface for a 4K display, and we discover

Wallpapers GalleriesHere is a complete list of the current Wallpapers categories with  descriptions  to assist you with selecting which category is the most appropriate to submit your artwork

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CustomizationWallpaper3 DimensionalAbstractAnimals & Plants

Let's talk about wallpapers II: What is 4k?What is?
Pure and simple, 4K means a clearer picture. It's more pixels (8,294,400 to be exact)
on the screen at once that creates images that are crisper and capable of showing more details than standard HD.

WHAT IS 4k resolution?

4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal display resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels.
Digital television and digital cinematography commonly use several different 4K resolutions.
In television and consumer media, 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD) is the dominant 4K standard,
whereas the movie projection industry uses 4096 × 2160 (DCI 4K).
Think of your TV like a grid, with rows and columns.
A full HD 1080p image is 1080 rows high and 1920 columns wide.
A 4K image approximately doubles the numbers in both directions, yielding approximately four times as many pixels total.
To put it another w

Let's talk about wallpapersWhat is a wallpaper?

A wallpaper is a decorative paper for the walls of a room

or the background image or set of images displayed on a computer screen or TV.

What does wikipedia say about wallpapers?

A wallpaper or background  (also known as a desktop wallpaper, desktop background,

 desktop picture or desktop image on computers)

is a digital image -photo, drawing etc. - used as a decorative background of a graphical user interface on the screen of a computer, 

mobile communications device or other electronic device.

On a computer it is usually for the desktop, while on a mobile phone it is usual

Screen Resolutions

What screen resolutions are accepted in the Wallpaper gallery?

(Resolutions marked in bold are the current most often encountered monitor resolutions)

Standard PC / Mac (4:3)
640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x960 1344x1008 1366x768 1280x1024 1400x1050 1600x900 1600x1200 2048x1536

Dual/Multi Display

960x600 1024x640 1280x480 1280x800 1344x840 1440x900 1600x600 1600x1000 1680x1050 1920x1200 2048x768 2304x864 2560x960 2560x1024 2560x1600 3200x1200

iMac Resolutions
1920x1080 2560x1440

Other Important Information About the Wallpaper Gallery:
Handhelds can be found in: Desktop & Customization >> Handhelds >> Backgrounds.

If your art submission is for any Portable device (that is not a Laptop, or comparable device), such as a phone or gaming platform, please be sure to consider the above listed submission directory.

A Wallpaper Pack is a usually a RAR or ZIP archive file containing multiple Wallpapers. Generally this means to include variations of color or theme of the same wallpaper, but more commonly a Pack will have several different resolutions to accommodate various monitors specifications. Such Wallpaper Packs will usually be downloadable via the deviation's Download File feature, however they may also be linked to off-site for download.

FAQ #811: What is a Wallpaper and what should I know about using and making wallapers?


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Wallpapers Daily Deviations
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Countdown to Dreamscape 2021 Contest

Countdown ended
Monday, May 31st @ 2:59pm

Rules for members

Gallery Folders

An instant of eternity by Ellysiumn
Just Another Cosmos by JoeyJazz
The Ritual by JoeyJazz
NeonCity by JoeyJazz
Daily Deviations featured by me
Classical Forge by Glasshaus
Eagle Vision by ChrisNazgul
One by ST3DOOM
String Theory by PugnaciousOne
Founder and Co-founder wallpapers
Boreal night by Ellysiumn
Enchanted night by Ellysiumn
Samsara ~ CD cover by Ellysiumn
Golden god by Ellysiumn
Dreamscape 2021 Contest
Dreamscape 2021 Contest: WinnersWinners of the Dreamscape 2021 Contest! ,Entries,Dreamscape contest 2021 (Entries)June 2, 202113 entries ! Contest Journal Judges Ellysiumn,Journal contest,Wallpapers-Photomanipulation Contest: DreamscapeMarch 29, 2021THE CONTEST IS CLOSED Welcome to the Wallpaper &,,FIRST PLACE@Elysekh 25 points,The first place winner will receive:6.000 points from @communityrelations ~ Please note that prices are not distributed immediately and are usually sent the month following this announcement. Thanks for your patience!100 points from submicron ( I have them in deposit)250 points from submicron ( I have them in deposit) ,SECOND PLACE@mumu0909 16 points,The second place winner will receive:3.000 points from @communityrelations ~ Please note that prices are not distributed immediately and are usually sent the month following this announcement. Thanks for your patience!100 points from submicron (I have them in deposit)150 points from submicron ( I have them in deposit),THIRD PLACE@KISMUKI 13 points,The third place winner will receive:1200 points from @communityrelations ~ Please note that prices are not distributed immediately and are usually sent the month following this announcement. Thanks for your patience!100 points from submicron ( I have them in deposit)100 points from submicron ( I have them in deposit),JudgesEllysiumn submicron Moonbeam13 DasGnomo Thiefoworld Acerbical phoenixleo lauraypablo Judging CriteriaEntries have been judged based on the creativity, originality, and conveyance of theme. Please note that prices are not distributed immediately and are usually sent the month following this announcement. Thanks for your patience!Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!Contest sponsored by communityrelations
The illuminated matrix by HEROINARS
Interstellar Dreamscape by ugajewel
The Hidden Glade by Crow-Girl-1
HDTV Widescreen format
Windows 11 Edited Version by GEEKZTOR
The Bear by GEEKZTOR
Spaceshake by fahad8702
Lavender Field 4K by RammPatricia
Photography: Wallpapers and macro
branch by digital--bee
Leaves 3 - wallpaper by artomberus
Ein Moment Freisein by Glasshaus
Wish I Had A Nest Like That by vanndra
Digital Art: Wallpapers
Guard by ChrisNazgul
The magic of the supermoon by Elysekh
Close by ST3DOOM
The Extraction by Streider
3 Dimensional: Wallpapers
Forbidden depth by Asmodios
Mysterious encounter by Asmodios
Abstract Division by kuzy62
In the meanwhile by Asmodios
Science Fiction: Wallpapers
Blackhole by ChanAnoj
Search by ChanAnoj
Untold Secrets by TheKayeman
On the edge of the Ecumene -  Explorer... by Serg4444
Fractals: Wallpapers
Summertime.. by Serg4444
Butterfly by Serg4444
Geometry-19 by Serg4444
April 24 2021 - 1. by BGai
Abstract and Surreal: Wallpapers
AbZ 575 RepZ by sed
Fan Art: Wallpapers
Kida /Atlantis/ by AyyaSAP
Vexel and Vector: Wallpapers
Ungratefulness by HEROINARS
Minimalistic: Wallpapers
DeZign 729 4K by sed
Animated Wallpapers
Ultimate Fluid 1.2 Rleased(FreeWare) by xwidgetsoft
Rainmeter Customization
My Current Desktop 12 by ApexXx-SenSei
Android and iPhone Wallpapers
Layers Of Gold by Defelozedd94
Multi Display
new year's eve 2021 balloon moon by SyaibatulHamdi99
Traditional: Wallpapers
Stop the Fall by LoloAlien
Wallpapers Newsletter
Wallpapers Newsletter (February 2021)WALLPAPERS COMMUNITYDD's FEATURED BY MEMY DD GUIDELINESWe want the wallpapers gallery alive, with good vibes and energies, we want to give you the best keys to improve and connect to each other !! You are the actors of this marvelous community, and we want you to know it !! So stay tuned about news, contests, features of the best wallpapers, Wallpapers community group fresh info, etc. Also, each month, we spotlight artists (one per month) who catch our attention, in order to show you different styles, universes, and to discover their artistic stories/journeys.We will make a feature of the best entries every month too, in order for you to meet other talents, and melt with other artists.  The plurality makes a powerful singularity, together the wallpaper community is rich in different colors, and that is precious. Just one word: ENJOY !!!!,THE BEST WALLPAPER OF THE MONTHChosen by me Ellysiumn,,,MEET THE ARTIST3D & WallpapersInterview by EllysiumnThis month we spotlight the universe of @Asmodios How did you discover DeviantArt?I feel like I have known Deviantart forever. I needed a place to exchange and learn new techniques in digital creations. After testing several platforms, I stopped on Deviantart. I found here a space for exchanges with professionals happy to be able to give advice. So, I stayed.When have you begun to create artworks and why?I started years ago for fun and it has become a passion. Impossible to stop. I like this. Creation gives us the opportunity to represent whatever we want ... it's unique and accessible to all.Who are you? Could you describe your personality in a few keywords, please?Self-taught, unassuming, reserved, coffee addict, insomniac and admiring the works that I discover every day.,Could you describe your artistic universe?I mainly do landscapes. The scenes are more or less realistic, but I try to give them a special atmosphere. I have to spend 70% of my creation time on the light and the atmosphere. I like dreamlike atmospheres while remaining realistic.Which software(s) do you use?Blender, Poser, vue xstream and Photoshop.What is your major evolution from your beginnings to now?I had the chance to interact with professional photographers on Deviantart who taught me a lot of things. My main development is the management of light and cameras. But, I learn new techniques every day.What is your favorite topic?Nature and light. But, I do everything, we must not be locked into a concept or a subject in particular.,What are your favorite palette of colors to work with?Blue and yellow. I often try other colors. But, I always come back to blue or yellow. It's strange...What or who inspires you?Many artists inspire me. Lots of photographers, digital artists, painters.What do you like to share with your creations?The beauty of nature and a feeling of freedom.Do you have rituals, any favorite things for creating better? Which music do you listen to when you are working for example?Before starting, I look at my previous 2 or 3 compositions. I look for errors, inconsistencies. Possible improvements. To do better. For music, I always listen to calm music to be in a serene atmosphere (Sepultura, motorhead, dimmu borgir, carpenter brut, ...),What are your passions?IT development. It is also my job. And share moments of conviviality with my friends . What is your creative process in a few steps?I represent my idea in a simple way and I work on each element. Then on the lights and the atmosphere. But above all, I put my compositions aside for several days before going back to them and deciding if it's finished or not. It's impossible to be objective about something you've just done.Have you got some tips for beginners?Test, try, try, start over, until you have what you want. Look, but don't copy. Take your time. Creation is a game, have fun. Always keep the soul of a beginner.,,,ARTIST SPOTLIGHTThis month... @xnhan00 by @Ellysiumn ,,,,,,,,,,,DAILY DEVIATIONS ROUND UP,Daily Deviations Round UP: January 2021January 31, 2021Hallo !!! Feature of all the Daily Deviations set,,MY DD GUIDELINES,My Daily Deviation GuidelinesMay 27, 2020December 2020. Update My name is Gene and I'm the,,ART FEATURE(Wallpapers, Photomanipulation, Digital Art, Concept art),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Wallpapers ~ Photomanipulation Contest: Christmas Currently under voting process!,Wallpapers ~ Photomanipulation Contest: Christmas December 10, 2020CLOSED UPDATE (January, 14): Extended deadline:Entries,Wallpapers-Photomanipulation Contest: ENTRIESFebruary 1, 202113 entries Contest Journal Judges Ellysiumn

Official Wallpaper Contests


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Devious Desktops - Neon Nights Challenge

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Create a neon wallpaper for your chance to win a brand-new 5K .
Contest Closed
Congratulations, Winners!
The night has exploded with color in the Neon Nights Devious Desktops challenge! Thanks to your entries, we've witnessed a kaleidoscope of light shining through from the darkness.
From this come the three winners whose pi
Underwater Wallpaper Contest (CLOSED)
Welcome to the V Wallpaper Contest!
The rules are simple and entering the contest is easy... Keep reading!

The Theme is... Underwater environment

The Underwater environment refers to the region below the surface of the water, in a natural or artificial feature. Your interpretation can be surreal, conceptual, phylosophical, realistic, or can deal with topicality about pollution disaster. 
It's time to launch the fifth official wallpaper contest hosted by Ellysiumn and   communityrelations & WallpapersCommunity !
We offer you the chance to create an inventive wallpaper on this fantastic theme : “Underwater enviroment“!
Some key words to enlighten you :
- Oceans, deep wat

Universe Wallpaper Contest ~ CLOSED

Welcome to the IV Wallpaper Contest!
The rules are simple and entering the contest is easy... Keep reading!

The Theme is... Universe
The Universe is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. (Wikipedia)

It's time to launch the fourth official wallpaper contest hosted by Ellysiumn and   communityrelationsWallpapersCommunity !
We offer you the chance to create and awesome wallpaper with this fantastic theme: “Universe“! 
We want to see a mesmerising universe through your eyes. Make explode your creativity, with the solar system, the beauty of nebulas, offer
Devious Desktops - Flower Power ChallengeFlower power is in full bloom, and the winners of our Devious Desktops Flower Power Wallpaper Challenge have been selected! Check out the winning wallpapers and view all the entries! #DeviousDesktopsFlowerPower

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13+ International

Your Winners, Revealed!
Flower Power has reached full bloom in our latest Devious Desktops challenge! With so many amazing entries, these splashes of vibrant color will blossom across monitors the world around!
Three winners have emerged, sprouting towards the sun, chosen by Ellysiumn
Devious Desktops - Space Out ChallengeThe winning entries into the Space Out Devious Desktops challenge have been cleared for smooth re-entry into the atmosphere! Check out the winning wallpapers and view all the cosmic creations! #DeviousDesktopsSpaceOut

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Your Winners, Shining Through!
The winning entries into the Space Out Devious Desktops challenge are cleared for smooth re-entry into our atmosphere! Every submission sparkled like the night sky, turning monitors across the globe into portals to worlds unknown.
Three winners have been selected chosen by elly
Devious Desktops - Screens of Terror ChallengeThe winners of the Screens of Terror Devious Desktops challenge have displayed mastery of the sinister, immersing everyone in a world of fright. Check out the winning wallpapers, and congratulations to our new masters of horror! #DeviousDesktopsSOT

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Devious Desktops Screens of Terror Challenge :icon:

III Wallpaper Contest: Love (CLOSED)
  UPDATE !!!!
APRIL 30th at 23:59 pm PT !

Almost two months have passed and really I want to see more creative and beautiful works, where is yours? The theme is easy and inspiring by itself, so, come on!
Get out of your comfort zone!!!

I want to see your masterpiece!!!!!
Check the prizes below!
First place: 
12 months of Core Membership and 2.000 :points: from communityrelations
Second place:

6 months of Core Membership and 1000 :points: from communityrelations

Third place:
3 months of Core Membership and 500 :points: from communityrelations

Devious Desktops: Warm VibesThe warm vibes have come, and the winners of the Devious Desktops Warm Vibes Wallpaper Challenge have been selected! Check out the winning wallpapers and see all the entries! #DeviousDesktopsWarmVibes

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13+ International

Your Winners, Revealed!
We love all of the interesting, colorful and vibrant wallpapers we got for our first Devious Desktops challenge! They will keep the warm vibes going for us all year long!
We're excited to share with you the three pieces that Ellysiumn, DeviantArt's Wallpaper Community Volunteer, has chosen. Cong
Time Travel Wallpaper Contest: CLOSED
Welcome to the II Wallpaper Contest!
Contest CLOSED at 23:59 PT.
The rules are simple and entering the contest is easy... Keep reading!

The Theme is... Time travel
Who has never dreamed of travelling through time?
 It's time to launch the second official wallpaper contest hosted by Ellysiumn and communityrelations ! 
We offer you the chance to dream, and make us dream with this fantastic theme: “Time travell“! 
“Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, 

analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, 

typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine. 

Time travel is a widely-recognized concept in philosophy and fiction.“
Nature Wallpaper Contest. ENTRIES
Welcome to our first Wallpaper Contest!
The rules are simple and entering the contest is easy... Keep reading!

The Theme is... Nature!
Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. The study of nature is a large, if not the only, part of science. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.
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