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FREE Computer Desktop Wallpaper
Now you can have a picture of California Adventure on your computer desktop!

First pick a favorite photo from the ones offered below - then match one of the two screen resolutions offered underneath each photo to the settings your monitor uses and click on it. [Larger monitor resolutions should use the 1024 x 768 size for now.] You will then be taken to a page where you just follow the simple directions shown to get it onto your desktop. [Mac users please see the right-hand column on this page --> ]

Due to many requests, information about the digital camera and software I use to make and prepare most of these shots has now been added, the section detailing it is located below the Mac instructions on the right.

If you have a favorite picture, make sure you hold on to it, new shots may rotate into the spots below as time permits.


MuppetVision 3-D
MuppetVision 3-D

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Grizzly River Run raft ramp
Grizzly River Run raft ramp

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Paradise Pier
Paradise Pier

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Maliboomer
Maliboomer

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Dinosaur Jack
Dinosaur Jack

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Sun Wheel, close up
Sun Wheel, close up

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Screamin' loop
Screamin' loop

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Mulholland Madness
Mulholland Madness

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Soarin'
Soarin'

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Gone with the Chin
Gone with the Chin

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Soap Opera Bistro
Soap Opera Bistro

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Animation sign
Animation sign

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Hollywood Backlot sign
Hollywood Backlot sign

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Paradise Pier, day
Paradise Pier, day

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Backlot Elephant
Backlot Elephant

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Hollywood Pictures Backlot
Hollywood Pictures Backlot

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Grizzly River Run, morning
Grizzly River Run, morning

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Grizzly River Run, afternoon
Grizzly River Run, afternoon

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Paradise Pier, night
Paradise Pier, night

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Fireworks over bridge
Fireworks over bridge

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Taste Pilots Grill, night
Taste Pilots Grill, night

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Paradise Pier sign
Paradise Pier sign

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Matterhorn from above
Electrical Parade, Elliot
Photo by Bruce Bergman

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

Electrical Parade, drum
Electrical Parade, drum
Photo by Bruce Bergman

800 x 600 size

1024 x 768 size

 

More desktop photos will be showing up, so keep checking!

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MAC USERS:

The instructions on each page work with Windows 95 / 98 computers running either Internet Explorer or Netscape, versions 4 and later.

Mac users should follow the steps below after choosing the proper resolution-size page to get the photos offered here onto their desktops:

First, click and hold down the mouse on the picture, a menu will then appear.

Second, choose "Save as..." from that menu and save the picture to your hard disk.

Third, then open up the "Appearance" control panel, and choose the "Desktop" tab.

Fourth, click on the button "Place picture."

Fifth, browse from there to where you saved the image, open it up, then choose the "Set desktop" button.

Voila! A lovely new photo background.

Mac users [and myself] should give special thanks to reader David R. who kindly e-mailed me the instructions detailed above!

PHOTO INFO:

Mavica FD-91
Sony Mavica FD-91

All desktop wallpaper shots were taken by yours truly with a Sony Mavica FD-91 at 1024 x 768 "Fine" settings. The best of those images are then cleaned up and adjusted utilizing Ulead's PhotoImpact

There are a few touch-ups for color saturation, some cloning to remove any clutter or extend a shot out, and sometimes digital blurs are done to smooth out skies and paint scuffs. Brightness, contrast and focus is also usually applied.

Our logo is then added to each shot, and it is reduced in size with the PhotoImpact program to each screen resolution offered.

JPEG compression is kept to a minimum by utilizing Ulead's JPEG Smart Saver. Usually this is done with settings at about 90% of original quality to help a bit with download times, while still retaining a better quality photo for your desktop.


Do keep in mind all photos are taken and by Al Lutz / MousePlanet Inc. (unless otherwise noted), and remain the property of same. They may NOT be used for any other purpose than as complimentary desktop wallpaper for your personal computer. 

All other uses, in particular the offering of these photos on other sites for downloading, is strictly prohibited. So play nice, OK?

Keep in mind that any logos, area or attraction names involving California Adventure, the Disneyland Resort complex and / or The Walt Disney Company as depicted within these photos are The Walt Disney Company / Disney Enterprises.

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