We're hard at work getting elementary OS Luna ready for release; we're getting closer every day! Yesterday we talked about some of the work that has to be done before Luna is released, but today we're gonna take a look at the more visual side. Say hello to Luna's default wallpapers.
As promised yesterday, we have our official set of wallpapers chosen and ready to share with you. You may recall our little expiriment in which we showed hundreds of wallpapers to users and had them vote hot-or-not style. We've taken a look at the top performers and have compiled our official set of wallpapers. Check them out:
Paris la Tour Eiffel ranked 117th in our experiment. We chose it because of its vibrant elementary-friendly blue gradients and its unique perspective.
2 ranked 109th in our wallpaper experiment. We chose it because its unique greens combined with subtle blues that look excellent with out theme. The tight depth-of-field also gives a definite place of focus, but allows the wallpaper to fade away in the background when windows are open.
168 ranked 88th in the experiment. We chose it because its sandy tans provide a great contrast with the bluer tones of our theme, plus its depth-of-field and great use of texture really stands out.
16 ranked 49th in the wallpaper experiment. We chose it because, well, it was our infamous default wallpaper in elementary OS Jupiter.
159 ranked 28th in the wallpaper experiment. We chose it because its warm orange and red tones contrast well with both its own blue sky and the blues found in our theme, not to mention its hip vintage feel.
Our Night Under the Stars ranked 26th in our experiment. We chose it because we liked having a dark, nighttime-friendly wallpaper. Plus its blues and blacks fit in with the overall Pantheon look and feel very well.
94 ranked 25th in our wallpaper experiment. We chose it because it's very sharp and shows off some really beautiful textures in the rock. In addition, the tans contrast nicely with both the blue ocean in the background and the blue in our theme.
Lake McDonald ranked 24th in the experiment. We chose it largely due to the blues that fit nicely with our theme and the depth it gives; it's a nice landscape that promises not to be distracting.
164 ranked 20th in the wallpaper experiment. We chose it because of it's smooth hyper-real feel, and the way it brings a warmer feel to the desktop.
Tunnel ranked 17th in our experiment. We chose it because it provides a great depth-of-field and draws the user into the desktop, yet it's organic tones and textures don't steal your focus. Plus Dan just really likes it.
Lake Tahoe Colors ranked 16th in our wallpaper experiment. We chose it because of the vibrant blues and the overall tranquil vibe it gave off. The top half of the wallpaper is bright, yet not distracting since it's so smooth.
Horseshoe Bend Sunset ranked 10th in the experiment. We chose it because of the sheer magnitude and depth being displayed, in addition to the warm hues that nicely compliment our theme.
Lighthouse ranked 6th in our wallpaper experiment. We chose it because of its calm blues and overall subtlety that it brings to the desktop.
173 scored third overall in our wallpaper experiment, making it a pretty obvious choice for us. We liked it specifically due to its tight depth-of-field and great contrast. As with other wallpapers, its top half is out of focus, making it less distracting behind open windows.
Temple scored second overall in the experiment, making it an obvious choice for us. We liked it specifically due to its extreme depth and visual interest which draws you in. Again, its top area is relatively non-distracting.
Morning was the number one preferred in the wallpaper contest, making it a no-brainer to include here. We like it specifically because its warm yellow-orange sky is unique and provides great contrast to our theme. In addition it's extreme sharpness at it's focus point creates a really high-def feel while it's depth makes the desktop feel spacious and open.
In addition to the new wallpapers above, we're also going to be shipping Cold Evening, Leaves, Starry River, The Coast, and Water Lily. These great wallpapers were a few of those shipped with Jupiter, and we wanted to make sure we kept some familiarity in the mix.
All of the above wallpapers will be shipped with Luna once it releases. In addition, they're all available for download right here, right now.
Which wallpaper is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.