If you’re looking for some unique iPad wallpapers based on stunning photographs, you may want to check out Trey Ratcliff’s iPad Wallpaper Packs.
I first heard about Ratcliff’s work thanks to a nice Antipodean gent, Grant, who was in line next to me yesterday for the iPad 2 launch. Ratcliff is a renowned photographer, known especially for his HDR work and his travel photography. Here’s a little more about him, via About page at his StuckinCustoms site:
I’m best known for, well, I suppose, this site, StuckInCustoms.com, which has become the #1 Travel Photography Blog on the internet. The photos here have been seen more than 50 million times, including a few from my mom. My work first became popular after I had the honor of having the first HDR photo ever to hang in the Smithsonian. After that, I was fortunate enough to be represented by Getty, been featured on the BBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC, and have had numerous showings around the world.
And Ratcliff has got three excellent iPad wallpaper packs on sale at his site as well. Hit the jump for more details and a few more screenshots of some of these cool walls …
The latest beta version of the upcoming iOS 4.2 for the iPad was released to developers yesterday. So far, I haven’t seen reports of any very notable new features in this latest beta.
One small enhancement in beta 3 is that a few new built-in wallpapers have been added. There are now a total of 30 to choose from. I tend to have a similar feeling to my friend Joshua over at Macgasm about most of Apple’s built-in wallpapers – I find them a little too distracting for use on the home screen, and too impersonal for use on the lock screen.
It’s always good to have new sources for iPad wallpapers. I discovered another nice site a little earlier today, thanks to a reader comment on one of our past wallpaper posts. It’s called iPad Wallpaper Gallery, and it’s got quite a few nice nature and cityscape walls, as well as some other categories. Here’s where you’ll find it:
I’m usually more of a fan of abstract wallpapers, but the iPad Decor blog really offers up some stunning photos as iPad wallpapers. Here’s the brief description of this Tumblr blog;
Photographic wallpapers based on travels & random outings by Jorge Quinteros. Decorate your iPad.
All wallpaper has been cropped to 1024×1024 and are scalable to both horizontal and vertical dimensions.
This is not the place to go if you’re after hundreds of walls. Rather you’ll find a small number of very striking photos for use as iPad walls. Check them out here: