Do you have a dual-monitor setup that makes it difficult to find handsome wallpapers and backgrounds? Worry no longer! We’ve collected the best sources for dual-screen wallpapers and unusual monitor combinations. From panoramas to portraits, if you want your desktop to look good, check out one of the eight sites below!
Our favorite — WallpaperFusion
We chose WallpaperFusion as our top choice for several reasons. First, the browsing features are snappy and filled with useful data. Hovering over an image will give its title, while a glance at the icons below will show you the file size and the rating of the image. Also, all of the dual-monitor backgrounds here are professional, of excellent quality, and generally diverse enough to appeal to pretty much everyone in the office. Finally, the resolution and format choices are remarkable. For any given wallpaper in this category, you have options for separate image downloads (one for left and one for right screens), a full image to stretch across two screens, or the original image download. There’s also a useful auto-detect feature that offers a download option based on the screen you’re currently using.
There are two caveats to all of our praise, however. First, you will need to download DisplayFusion to download these wallpapers correctly. That may sound a little suspicious, but there’s nothing to fear from DisplayFusion — in fact, we talk about it later on in our suggestions. The second issue is the search mechanics. There’s no real way to specify categories or types of images, so you’re sort of stuck in the infinite scroll mode. You can search by tags, however, if you have a specific idea in mind.
For those who like to browse — DMB (Dual Monitor Backgrounds)
DMB is a site entirely dedicated to dual-monitor wallpapers, and it’s a great place to stop if you want choices, choices, choices. While the image quality may not be as reliable as some of our other picks — and kept DMB from getting the top spot — there’s still a whole lot to love here. The image layout is great for viewing multiple images at once, and you can filter your selection by date, rating, popularity, and a host of other facets. Thankfully, there’s a category option as well as one for picking a specific genre. Hover over any pic and you’ll also immediately see the title and the resolution, which, again, is useful for people who want to see any many options as they can.
For a variety of resolution options — Wallpapers Wide
Wallpapers Wide has its issues. The Dual HD category doesn’t appear to sort images very well, the filter commands don’t really work, and the layout isn’t useful when it comes to learning more about the wallpapers on display. But what WW lacks in layout, it makes up for when it comes to resolution selection. These options vary based on the type of image, but for many of its wallpapers, there’s a plethora of choices, including many resolutions for dual- or triple-monitor setups, 4K monitors, and pretty much any type of screen you can think of. If you have a sensitive screen arrangement with particular image needs and you hate stretched-out wallpapers, WW is the place to go.
For multiple Mac devices — Twelve South
Twelve South is more of a boutique service than anything else. It offers several “collections,” or mini categories to download for those who want different wallpaper options, but each is centered around the same theme. These backgrounds encapsulate everything from the Hawaiian islands to shots of San Francisco in the fall, among others. Many of the backgrounds are even specifically designed for matching up two different types of screens. Say you have a MacBook and an iMac at work, for instance. Twelve South’s catalog will allow you to choose a dual-screen background that fits within the confines of your system, while remaining distinct. It’s a fun, high-quality take if you’re limited to a certain set of devices.
For CGI lovers — Digital Blasphemy
Digital Blasphemy’s creator has been working for years to create various wallpapers, and is known for adding digital effects to basically everything. There are dual- and tri-screen images to pick from, and more choices than you might expect from just one big CGI project. The images tend to lean toward the fantastical and otherworldly, making them ideal if you’re bored of the same old landscape shots. However, there is a catch! Digital Blasphemy needs to make revenue, so you’ll have to pay a couple bucks for whatever image you settle on.
For pop culture images — Imgur Dual Monitor Wallpapers
There are a lot of image collections on Imgur, naturally, but this is the best one we could find for dual-wallpaper options. Additionally, these several hundred images are chock-full of pop culture references, which the other sites seem a little low on. The problem is that they are completely random, but if you’re looking for that one Portal reference or a great a Avengers background, this is a good place to start. There’s no guarantee that the collection will be updated in the future, but we’ll take what we can get.
For custom or unusual work — r/multiwall
Of course there’s a subreddit for dual-monitor backgrounds! And it’s a pretty good one, too. MultiWall is, of course, about finding images suitable for more than one screen. It’s also a good place to look for ultra-large images — we’re talking about 10,000 x 3,000 resolution here — so if your custom screen setup can’t handle anything normal, stop by the r/multiwall thread. There’s also a lot of custom work, requests for touch-ups or formatting by the experts, and reports on new collections. It’s great if you’re looking to browse a particular topic, or you’re working on your ideal monitor project. However, it’s also Reddit… so there’s that.
For managing your dual wallpapers — DisplayFusion
DisplayFusion isn’t a collection, but rather a piece of software designed for managing your wallpapers. Whether you need multiple wallpapers for different settings or massive adjustments to an image that you want to use as a wallpaper, DisplayFusion can help you out. There are also timers and tons of settings to tweak how wallpapers appear, as well as a host of multi-monitor options.