Retina iPad Wallpaper Pack

There goes Apple again making more work for me. The apparently beautiful new iPad screens have a remarkably high resolution, nearly as big as the large, full size desktop wallpapers I offer. Knowing this I knew it was time to jump in and start cropping images for all of the new iPad owners out there. It’s a bit time consuming but you guys know I love you so here we go.

I would honestly love to be able to include every wallpaper I have ever released and simply update the files on the backend but it would be far to great in scope for me to handle on my own. For whatever reason I don’t have an intern handy to sit at a desk and crop images for me all day. That said, I have done my best to get a nice healthy group of many favorites from the past all in one place as a way to catch up to the newest tech. From here forward expect every new wallpaper post to include the larger retina sized iPad images as well as the other usuals.

I also wanted to mention that images you remember from before may seem ever so slightly different for those discerning eyes out there. This is because I am using the wider desktop versions as my source material to compile these. I am away from my original files at the moment so I must pull from what I have available to me. Let me know if this bugs anyone and perhaps in the future I can update any that feel too off but all in all most everyone should not see much of a difference. Sorry about the slight inconsistency, I am simply doing the best I can.

For simplicity’s sake I have included all images below in thumbnail size. Simply visit the page on your iPad and tap the one you would like to save to your device. I am not making them all available in one single download because in the past this has lead to widespread loss of the images as those less trustworthy users of the net were simply scooping them all up at once and dumping them on other paid sites.

Please do not link to the images directly if you decide to share them with others, link back here to this page so they can have a proper pick of all that is available.I appreciate the understanding and support! You can read over my simple terms of use here. Let me know if anyone has any trouble with any of them and more importantly, since I am unable to test them on a new iPad at this time, let me know how they look on the new display. Thanks again and enjoy!

Follow the read more link to access the full collection.

For those of you new to fiftyfootshadows, all of the following images are original work, nothing has been pulled from anywhere else on the web. This site features my own photographic work often shared as wallpapers for desktops, iPhones, and iPads. I have recently started to share guest images which are marked accordingly. Please, have a look around for more of my work as well as commentary on photography, tech, and life and come back often as I post new images and content as often as possible. Thanks for stopping by!

Update: There have been reports of users not seeing the full resolution wallpapers when the links are clicked below. This is a strange shortcoming of the iOS Safari browser that is limiting the size of the image as it is displayed. Tapping the image and saving it to your iPad should result in it saving the full size retina resolution. The saving trick may or may not actually be working. Some have said they have no problems while others have said they continue to have problems getting full resolution images. I have dug up more on the subject, See here for more information.



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