50FT iPad Starter Pack

I know that some readers will be waking up in the morning and heading out to grab themselves a new iPad and so I wanted to jump in and offer you a somewhat random selection of 50ft wallpapers in ipad wallpaper resolution. It was tricky figuring out what that would be and sort of changes a lot in terms of how I would frame a shot for use as a desktop because the orientation changes depending on how you hold it so if i frame a subject to the far right or left it will be automatically cropped by the device! So until I have one in my hands to play with the only thing I can offer is this pack of images cropped at the current going size for iPad wallpapers which is a square resolution. Keep an eye on this space as time goes on and as I figure out the best way to handle this new approach to thinking about wallpaper imagery. Until then, enjoy the selection I have pulled together here :) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the zip file with all 15 images.

Update: Also, for anyone needing direct access to these images simply visit this post which contains direct links for all visitors needing to grab them straight from their iPad.


  1. Adam - April 2, 2010 at 5:13 am

    URL no worky!

  2. John - April 2, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Oops! I’ll fix it when I get back to my computer, thanks for pointing that out!

  3. john - April 2, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Should work now, I think I managed to fix it on my phone. :)

  4. Jim - April 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I’ve been going back and forth on whether I want to jump right in and get an iPad right away, and was leaning more to the “wait and see” side, but I got REALLY excited and started thinking about picking one up now when I saw this post. No matter when I get one, your photos will DEFINITELY be my wallpaper. Right now I have them all randomly rotating every 30 minutes on my iMac and MacBook, and use them as my screensaver, too.

  5. Ben E. - April 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

    WOO! I’m not getting an iPad till the 2nd or 3rd generation but this is a great collection. I’ve used almost every one of these as wallpaper int he past. You should do a collection of these at their original resolutions too!

  6. john - April 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks guys, yeah it makes me a little nervous releasing wallpapers for a device I have not even seen and the idea of this auto cropping as you rotate the device certainly has me scratching my head at how to compose photos to work well for an ipad wallpaper so the key element in the image doesnt get cropped off when rotated but its still fun none the less :)

    I was on the fence about the iPad at first but I have all but decided to pick one up when I find the money for one After finally seeing some of the fully realized applications my suspicions came to be true as I saw the device becoming a really fascinating computing tool for music, casual computing, and keeping track of my digital life on the go.

    Certain things people keep begging for seem ok to me in some ways but things like a camera which I could not imagine using on a device like that holding it up to my face like a mirror to talk to someone via video chat, or multitasking which I have no doubt will make its way to the device within the year. Hm, anyways, trust me, when I do get my hands on one in the coming months I’m sure I will chime in with my opinion on using it. Ive been wondering if I should start posting tech commentary or more again. It was fun when I used to long ago… ;)

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  8. Jay - April 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Thanks! Have an iPad on the way today.

    Now I’ve got some spiffy backgrounds for it too.

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  10. Oscar - April 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Wow. Now we only need am iPad.
    You americans can get one right now and tell us (rest of the world) about the experience ,and how nice look these walls….

  11. Craig Bradley - April 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Sure wish I could download these, even one at a time, from my iPad. Links to the single images would be nice.

  12. john - April 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    craig, you are absolutely right, and its something I am considering how to handle. I am thinking of opening up a little sister feed, maybe at idevice.fiftyfootshadows.net and posting new desktops for iphones and ipads there. for now I will go ahead and add all of them into a post for anyone browsing with an ipad to be able to download straight from the device. :)

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  14. Benjamin Hahn - April 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    These look great!

    If you’re looking for more, I’ve made some wallpapers, too:


  15. Joshua - April 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I dig it! I’ll have to forward this on to my Mom as she got an iPad on launch day. To say I’m jealous would be grossly understated :p

  16. greven - April 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    AWesome collection of some of your best work. Going to future this on Paintbits for sure. :)

  17. Martin - April 23, 2010 at 5:51 am

    That is an awesome collection. You are a skilled photographer indeed. Im sure a lot of people will be enjoying those nice wallpapers.


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    featured @ beautifulmac.com :)

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  26. Vuongot - August 19, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Thank you bro, for sharing this beautiful stuff. I like it so much!

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  31. Jaejae - February 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

    mmmmm id really like to get that dust one, but the zip file is kind of a show stopper for me, my ipad and my breakfast :D correct me in case I just didnt see links to the single files.

    Nevertheless, good work! Sfk ;)

  32. Amber - February 20, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Yes, single file downloads would be great! Love these backgrounds! :)

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  38. memurlar - May 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    nice wallpapers for my ipad 2. thanks. it will be good for new starters

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  42. duckperado - November 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

    very nice and sweet
    could i use this for my ipad wallpaper?

  43. hey - April 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    hey there!

    The set is totaly amazing!

    I am a graphic designer and I was wondering if it’s okay if I’m using these images in my web design that I’m offering for sale (and of course, I will add your intire credit – link to this page + author).

    Kind Regards,

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Use your best judgement and we will get along just fine.

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