The screen resolution is 1024 by 786 pixels and any photo that size will work. But if you want access to stunning photos, design, and patterns for your iPad wallpaper use, there several free apps that provide lots of choices.
Wallpapers [iTunes Store link]
The app I like the best is called appropriately and simply, Wallpapers. It features hundreds of full size images, including designs, nature photos, cartoons and Anime, and royalty stock photo type shots. The app contains a filter of all its categories, which include color, comedy, graffiti, universe, music, etc. There’s so much to choose from in this app, it may be the only one you need.
To use any photo as wallpaper, you simply click the save button, which saves your selection to the photo library of your iPad. In your photo library, select the image you want to save, tap the arrow button on the right side of the library. This will present you the option to use your selected image as your iPad wallpaper. This is how it’s done for all the apps presented this review.
You can also navigate to the iPad Settings app and select on Brightness & Wallpaper. Tap the arrow button which will take you to your photo library, from which you can select an image for iPad wallpaper use.
Free Walls [iTunes Store link]
Free Walls is another elegant collection of about 100 images, ranging from nature to cars, and various graphic designs. Images are not categorized but it”˜s limited in number, thus you can easily browse and select the ones you want to save and use.
200+ Romantic Papers [iTunes Store link]
Romantic Papers is a collection of romantic images that look like romance cards. Some images include a poem or romantic title. This app was originally developed for the iPhone and iPod touch, so the resolution of some images may not look as sharp on the iPad. But this should not keep you from downloading this free app. It’s a perfect collection if you’re planning to give an iPad as a gift to someone.
Backgrounds HD [iTunes Store link]
Backgrounds HD is a lot similar to Wallpapers. It features hundreds of images with categories including, Flowers, Beaches, Cars, Patterns, Music, Fantasy, Technology. You can also search images by artists. Many of the images seem to come from Flickr and DeviantArt group, in which you’re invited to add your own image wallpaper to.
Unless you’re in the habit of changing your wallpaper four or five times a day, I would say that downloading these free apps should be more than enough to last you until you buy a second or third generation iPad.
Using these apps makes adding images a lot easier than scouting them out on web sites and then having to import them to your iPad. Perhaps in future versions of the iPad, Apple will include a feature that automatically changes your wallpaper everyday or each time you wake it from sleep, as can be done on your Mac.
Let us know if you discover other free iPad wallpaper apps or websites that iPad users should know about.