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    Let's begin collecting an sharing! And by April 2, hopefully we'll start showing off our amazing Start Screens!

    Here is my collection. Feel free to use them. They are all 768*1280 for 920.
    http://1drv.ms/1f720Pp

    Arjunan's:
    Quote Originally Posted by arjunan View Post
    Here are some more....

    http://1drv.ms/1lhjASc
    Bryan Sayas's:
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    I always get my wallpapers from FACETS
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    AlwaysColtron
    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysColtron View Post
    What a cool idea for a post!

    Here is some of my stuff, hopefully someone will find use for it!
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...=folder%2c.jpg
    GlenniBoy
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    Hey Guys,

    I decided to do something instead of just waiting for 8.1 Dev preview, so here are some wallpaper i just made.

    There are 5 gradient wallpaper, 3 pattern like wallpaper and one with carbon style :)

    So all together 9 wallpaper, which are in my opinion pretty good to use as tile wallpaper :)

    All 9 wallpaper are using FULL-HD resolution(1080x1920)

    Here's the link: http://1drv.ms/1eDIbvT
    Andygoes
    Quote Originally Posted by Andygoes View Post
    Here are some shots that I took outside of Las Vegas last week with an EOS M. I put one up on my phone as lockscreen and now as background. They are all 1080*1920:

    http://1drv.ms/1kRASsl
    squire777
    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    I have been experimenting with some pictures of gradients and it has a nice effect when you scroll through the start screen. Here are some that I have tried with so far, and the grey one gives a sort of metallic look.


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    AymanWP93
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    Here's a pretty good background
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    jordandrako
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    Made this one today, I like it a lot. imgur: the simple image sharer
    magictriangle
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    I just created these today for use on my phone with the new home screen background feature. These look totally awesome when scrolling up and down your home screen with the new parallax feature. I hope you guys find these useful. Enjoy!



    If you end up trying these out, i'd love to see screenshots!

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    archimess
    Quote Originally Posted by archimess View Post
    Here is how I'm rocking 8.1 on my Lumia 820

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    And here you go some other wallps

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...=folder%2c.png (*wait a bit till the images get uploaded. There should be 25-30 images.)

    I will be updating this with time, when i sort more pics I have on my PC.

    Abstracts look much better, than detailed form pics
    mariusfilip
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 Textures Wallpapers, Backgrounds HD Downloads All time €” WallpapersCraft

    Hi...for months i've searched a good site for wallpapers...and now...with the 8.1 preview...we've gor a lot of 'work' to do :)) i use a lumia 720 but discovered that the 720x1280 is better than the native 480x800,hope you enjoy it
    DJWhiteSquall
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    **I know there is a sticky thread on this particular topic, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw this site, and I don't like being Post #329 on anything other than "329th Post Gets Free AT&T Data Share Plan for a Year!"

    Want to create your own cool background for your start screen? Check out this site (link below) my son showed me earlier today. I can't stop creating images, 1) because it's fun, and 2) I sort of like the music they have streaming thru....

    Anyhoo... Check it out and enjoy! (or don't)

    SILK - Interactive Generative Art
    karlog
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    http://1drv.ms/1lngxXN

    All that I use on Start Screen.

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    wphashan
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    http://1drv.ms/1mlIM9Z
    this is my collection, hope someone will find it usefull
    Vishal Kaushal
    Quote Originally Posted by Vishal Kaushal View Post
    Here is my collection of start screens and lock screens ..collected and short listed after trying many images

    Shared files from OneDrive http://1drv.ms/1j6iMSb

    PS: the last three(denim, afternoon sky and black wood) are my all time favourites..cheers!!
    doktor1
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    No, I downloaded wallpaper from wallpaperbase and made differenet colors...

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    Same wall as my desktop...

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    Thanks for sharing these!

    I like the railroad tracks picture a lot.
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    These things are really Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abel920 View Post
    Let's begin collecting an sharing! And by April 2, hopefully we'll start showing off our amazing Start Screens!

    Here is my collection. Feel free to use them. They are all 768*1280 for 920.
    http://1drv.ms/1f720Pp
    Great choices there. I see you understand the kind of images that work well with the upcoming background photos feature ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by poiman View Post
    Great choices there. I see you understand the kind of images that work well with the upcoming background photos feature ;)
    Thanks.
    Hopefully my thread gets stickied by April 2, or when the Dev Preview is out!
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    I heard that there will be no new tile colours. If there will be still limited colour choice, I think we can use a plain coloured background to change the tile colour.
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    I have to admit I was really skeptical about this new start screen customization, it just didn't really make sense to me. After a few quick n dirty attempts on photoshop though, I'm newly converted - this approach can indeed look stunningly beautiful. However, it depends highly on the image chosen: I find that the less busy/contrasty the image and the darker/more saturated in color, the better it works to provide good visibility of the live tiles. I'm personally a fan of subtle gradients and I find this is the perfect replacement for solid live tile colors: 1 color is still the predominant accent but a gradient subtly bleeds into other tiles and it looks beautiful. See a bunch of tests I did, with my favorite gradients at the end:

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    And my absolute favorite!
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    Last edited by Xabier Granja; 03-30-2014 at 05:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xabier Granja View Post
    I have to admit I was really skeptical about this new start screen customization, it just didn't really make sense to me. After a few quick n dirty attempts on photoshop though, I'm newly converted - this approach can indeed look stunningly beautiful. However, it depends highly on the image chosen: I find that the less busy/contrasty the image and the darker/more saturated in color, the better it works to provide good visibility of the live tiles. I'm personally a fan of subtle gradients and I find this is the perfect replacement for solid live tile colors: 1 color is still the predominant accent but a gradient subtly bleeds into other tiles and it looks beautiful. See a bunch of tests I did, with my favorite gradients at the end:

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    Amazing!

    Just sucks the Music + Videos tile will keep its own appearance and won't be able to match background.
    I wonder how that will look like with 3 column tiles?
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    Gradients and photos with few details are always a good choice!
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    This is a stolen idea... :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by poiman View Post
    Gradients and photos with few details are always a good choice!
    It is! Just imagine if the wallpaper behind the tiles is a simple gradient? It'd make the Start screen immensely even more pretty! I guess we will get it during 8.5.
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    Where from? Neither iOS nor Android do this.
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    I meant from my thread I started...
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    I always get my wallpapers from FACETS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Sayas View Post
    I always get my wallpapers from FACETS
    WOW thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by troylytle View Post
    I meant from my thread I started...
    Wow... ahm... you do realize you don't own threads, right? Sometimes topics are repeated and people post where they see more traffic. Nobody can steal from what you don't own. I can't even understand why you would care but... ok.
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    I'm not sure if anyone is interested in this but I thought I'd share one of the most beautiful photo's I have ever taken with my Lumia 920

    So I was visiting my dad in Greece and one day I saw this beautiful creature crawl around so I whipped out my beloved 920 and took this great shot :)

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=photo,.jpg

    EDIT: too bad the picture looks like puke after uploading it to onedrive :'(
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    WOW! That is amazing. Thank you so much! I hope you don't mind that I am using it? :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Sayas View Post
    I always get my wallpapers from FACETS
    Photos have too many details, will make it hard to read the content of the live tiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abel920 View Post
    WOW! That is amazing. Thank you so much! I hope you don't mind that I am using it? :p
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    thanks lol of course you can use it :D I want to get you the best quality but I'm not sure how because onedrive always pukes on all my photos, if you really want it I can send you the best quality version in an email :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xabier Granja View Post
    Wow... ahm... you do realize you don't own threads, right? Sometimes topics are repeated and people post where they see more traffic. Nobody can steal from what you don't own. I can't even understand why you would care but... ok.
    I'm obviously not making a big deal about it. I was just stating it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abel920 View Post
    WOW! That is amazing. Thank you so much! I hope you don't mind that I am using it? :p
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    you may also like this one (again onedrive F the quality up)

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=photo,.jpg
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    whishy-whashy.jpg wp_ss_20140330_0008.png

    that's my current "top of my startscreen", without the tile BG image, of course. i Think it looks Gorgeous as f*ck now.

    EDIT:Added how it looks currently. Damn you skydrive, can't you just give me a normal link for my images?.
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    Hey, nice wallpapers. Just one question: what app do you use for the wallpapers to use on the tiles?
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