Windows is a versatile operating system when it comes to customizing the way it looks. You can easily change many of the visual aspects like the desktop backgrounds used by your theme, the sounds played when different events happen, the colors used for displaying windows on the screen as well as their transparency level, the screensaver and so on. While all these can be changed individually, you might prefer to select a new theme and change everything. Windows themes include some or all of the above personalization aspects packaged together in one file that you can install with a single click. Here's how to customize any theme in Windows:
There are many ways to personalize your Windows device and make it look unique. In some of our articles we presented the best download locations for icons, mouse cursors schemes and many other visual elements. In this article we would like to present five great download locations for Windows 7 and Windows 8 themes. These websites provide many good looking themes, for free. Some of them provide original content and they feature works by photographers and illustrators. Let's get started:
Miguel Santos's photographs are full of Brazil's luscious and at times solitary fauna, enveloped in mists and vivid colors, remnants of a dark forgotten wilderness. Originally from Portugal, Miguel is currently based in Santa Catarina, Brazil. He works in graphic design and marketing as a freelancer, but photography has gradually seeped into it, turning his beloved hobby into a semi-professional activity. He loves traveling and hiking and particularly enjoys visiting lesser known regions where he can immerse himself in the surrounding nature, meet travelers like himself and capture his experiences through the viewfinder. He values friends and family above all things and human connections are indispensable to him. To find out more about Miguel and see the haunting Brazilian landscapes he has shared with us through his Windows themes, check out his interview below.
Sebleu is a 35 year old photographer originally from France, currently living in Hua Hin, 250 km south of Thailand's capital - Bangkok. He prefers using a pseudonym because he believes authors are secondary to their work and their photographs should speak by themselves. He considers himself a 'world citizen', having lived in several parts of the world, including French Polynesia, before settling in Thailand ten years ago. He is a professional diver and loves the sea and the outdoors. After spending his days in Tahiti in the water from 5am to 6pm, he believes he's become part fish. To find out more about Sebleu and see the stunning Thai seascapes he has chosen to share with us, we recommend reading the interview below.
Wojciech Toman's photographs are full of lively colors that present nature in all its vivacious beauty. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Wojciech is a passionate travel photographer who loves spectacular landscapes and HDR techniques. He was introduced to HDR techniques while working as a 3D graphics programmer for video games and is now a software developer by trade, currently part of the Photomatix Pro development team. Photomatix Pro is a photo editing software that he himself uses for most of his HDR photos. He also runs a successful photography blog and loves to share his knowledge and techniques through tutorials and free presets. To find out more about Wojciech and see the beautiful autumn mountain scenes he has chosen to share with us, check out his interview below.
A picture is worth a thousand words they say. But a good image is more than that, it creates a different world in which you get lost, with characters for whom you fall in love. This is the feeling that you get from viewing Andreea Retinschi's photos. In today's interview I invite you to get to know a young, talented (and beautiful) photographer, and get the chance to enjoy a glimpse of her work through a theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The busy city life usually makes us oblivious to the beauty of the architecture around us. In today's article we propose to you a portrait of the city, as David Gutierrez sees it through his lens. David's photos impress through their strong, faithful colors and their unexpected capture angles. We strongly encourage you to read this interview with David Gutierrez to find out more about him and his city-based universe.
"Wow!" was all we could say after we saw some of Steve Coleman's photos. Impressive colors and original perspectives are two characteristics of his photography that made us want to promote his work. We gathered a few of Steve Coleman's photos into a theme for Windows 7 & Windows 8, to share with all our readers. Also, we have a great interview with Steve, so that you get to know both the artist and his work.
We invited another Romanian photographer - Georgiana Gîrboan - to join our series of original Windows themes and share her work with our readers. Approaching a wide range of subjects, Georgiana proves her talent and versatility in every picture: no matter if it is a portrait, landscape, animal photography or even a self portrait. We invite you to find out more about her in a short interview, and discover her work through a gorgeous theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Sebastian Kraus, originally from Nowa Ruda, Poland, discovered his passion for photography only after moving to the UK in 2006. What started as a desire to share more about his life abroad with his family and friends, ended in becoming an important way of expressing the feelings that the beauty of the world evoked inside him. Currently located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sebastian is drawn to nature's breathtaking displays and the hidden depths of its remote beauty. Sebastian's work has been published and exhibited in magazines and galleries around the world. To find out more about him and to download the spectacular photographs he has chosen to share with us in this theme for Windows 7 & Windows 8, read this interview.