Whether you’re in an office job, or just addicted to checking your email, the part of your screen that you see the most is probably your desktop. This should be true regardless of operating system and screen size, so it makes sense to wallpaper your desk with something worthwhile.
There are a number of sites that can help. PhatMass has some really great images in different resolutions. All are free but you can donate a small amount if you download a lot of them. Catholic Digital Studio also has some nice shots with Bible quotes on them. Wallpaper4God (www.wallpaper4god.com) has some slightly edgier shots, along with Bible quotes broken down by book.
For those who aren’t aware of how to change your wallpaper, if you’re using Firefox, simply right click on the bigger image and select ‘Set as Desktop Background’. In Internet Explorer, it is roughly the same – right click on the image in question and select ‘Set as Background’.
But maybe none of these quite capture what you’re looking for. In that case, maybe get one of your own photos, select your favourite Bible verse, Papal quote or Church document line, and make your own wallpaper. In Windows, this is as simple as opening your image in Microsoft Paint (which is free) and adding your text where you like. If you’d like a little more creative control, trying downloading GNU Image Manipulation Programme and download the free – and very powerful – GIMP programme to your Windows, Mac OS or Linux box. This tool can take some time to master, but adding text is pretty easy (click on the ‘T’ tool, click again on your image and type away) so give it a go. And drop us a line if you’d like to share your results.