The best dual-monitor wallpapers | Digital Trends

Looking to jazz up your workspace? Download a sleek, high-quality wallpaper. However, if you’re working with dual monitors, finding the perfect wallpaper can be quite the task. Unfortunately, some configurations only let you select a single background for each screen.

Luckily, there’s a wide range of dual-monitor background options available, from modern designs to artsy layouts. Even better, the images are high quality, and you can easily configure them to your screens’ unique resolutions and aspect ratios.

WallpaperFusion

Our pick

a wallpaperfusion website screenshot showing a wide selection of image thumbnails of the site's available wallpapers.

WallpaperFusion’s browsing is 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 number of times it’s been downloaded and the user rating of the image. All of the dual-monitor backgrounds are professional, of excellent quality, and are generally diverse enough to appeal to pretty much everyone in the office.

The resolution and format choices are also remarkable. For any given wallpaper, you have options for separate image downloads for left and right screens, a full image to stretch across two screens, or the original image download. There’s even a useful auto-detect feature that offers a download option based on the screen you’re currently using.

The tags and search system make it easier to find what you want, with options to list results by popularity or other factors like age or number of downloads. You can download the images directly yourself or use the DisplayFusion download tool to automatically download wallpapers at the correct resolution and aspect ratio for your monitors or use its customization options like cropping.

DMB (Dual Monitor Backgrounds)

Best selection

dmb website screenshot showing its latest images section.

DMB is a site entirely dedicated to dual-monitor wallpapers, and it’s a great option to consider if you want the widest selection possible. While the image quality may not be as reliable as some of our other picks, there is 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, and popularity. Thankfully, there are also categories you can peruse. For most of the images, you can hover over them and you’ll immediately see the title and the resolution, which is useful for people who want to see as many options as they can.

Wallpapers Wide

Best resolution option

wallpapers wide website screenshot showing thumbnail images of four 3840x1080 dual hd 16:9 aspect ratio wallpapers.

Wallpapers Wide doesn’t have the most modern of website layouts, but it more than makes up for that with its resolution selection.

Options vary based on the type of image, but for many of its wallpapers, there are a plethora of choices, including many resolutions for dual- or triple-monitor setups, as well as 4K. It has a dedicated section for pretty much any type of screen you can think of (these are the best ones). If you have a sensitive screen arrangement with particular image needs and you hate stretched-out wallpapers, WW is the place to go.

Twelve South

Best Mac option

twelve south website screenshot showing the site's wallpaper collection called "collection 6: an innsbruck winter."

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 specifically designed for matching up two different types of screens, too. Say you have a MacBook and an iMac at work — 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 way of unifying your devices, especially if they come from the same product families.

Digital Blasphemy

Best digital art option

digital blasphemy website screenshot showing two of its available wallpapers: ethos (autumn) and flora.

Digital Blasphemy wears its early 2000s heart on its sleeve with a truly retro website look. Its digital wallpapers, though, are anything but antiquated. Its 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 for a membership to access them or restrict yourself to the free preview images. Either way, you’ll also need to create an account to download the images.

Imgur Dual Monitor Wallpapers

Best pop culture wallpaper

imgur dual monitor wallpapers website screenshot showing two thumbnail images of two of its available 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.

They are completely random, but if you’re looking for that one Portal reference or a great Avengers background, this is a good place to start. It’s a toss-up on whether you’ll find new additions to the collection at a later date, so take advantage of what’s out there now.

r/MultiWall

Best custom wallpaper

r/multiwall subreddit website screenshot showing three dual monitor wallpaper posts.

Subreddit topics are limitless and encompass anything you can think of, so it’s no surprise that one such topic is dual-monitor wallpapers. MultiWall refers to background visuals that seamlessly spread across various monitors. It’s also a good place to look for ultra-large images — we’re talking even 10000 x 3000 resolutions, perfect for your new 8K display — so if your custom screen setup can’t handle anything normal, stop by the r/MultiWall subreddit.

There’s also a lot of custom work there, requests for touch-ups or formatting by experts, and reports on new collections. This is an excellent way to encounter plenty of new ideas and specialized articles to explore and inspire your ongoing monitor endeavors.

FAQ

Where are the best places to get dual-screen wallpapers?

The best places are WallpaperFusion, DMB, and Wallpapers Wide. These sites have a wide selection of options for dual-monitor setups that encompass all sorts of resolution needs and aesthetics. And they have easy-to-navigate websites, too.

What size should a dual-screen wallpaper be?

There’s not really a one-size-fits-all measurement. It depends on your monitors, and you should choose images that fit the resolution of each of your monitors. Sites like Wallpaper Fusion can automatically detect your monitors’ sizes and offer you image downloads that fit perfectly.

Can you have two wallpapers for two monitors?

Yes, you can set a different background wallpaper for each of your two monitors. And thanks to a feature in Windows, it’s extremely straightforward to do so. Simply open Personalization and Background within Settings, right-click on a wallpaper, and then select Set for monitor 1 or Set for monitor 2.

How do I make my wallpaper dual-screen?

If you want your wallpaper to be set up in a way where it’s dual-screen, select the Set for all monitors option when right-clicking on your chosen background image. As we touched on above, DMB is a helpful site for those looking to download purely dual-monitor wallpapers, so be sure to give that a visit.

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