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Images from the web as iPhone wallpaper

Dave Caolo , @davidcaolo
Last week, we pointed out the good news that The Iconfactory had resized their entire collection of desktop images for use with the iPhone (how cool does Nibbler look on my iPhone at right? Very cool). The problem is that it's kind of a pain to get them onto your iPhone.

The method I came up with is the same process that's described on Gedblog:
  • Download the image to your desktop computer
  • Drop it into iPhoto
  • Sync your iPhone, making sure that it's going to synchronize pictures, including your new desktops
  • On the iPhone, go to Settings > Wallpaper. Select your library of images
  • Navigate to the image you're after and select "Set as wallpaper."
It's not the most difficult procedure in the world, but it would be nice to grab the image from Safari on the phone itself.

Update - Reader Michael writes, "...right click on the image in Safari and then select 'Add image to iPhoto library.'" Thanks, Michael!

Now that you know how, why not check out the iPhone Wallpapers Flickr group?
In this article: iconfactory, iphone, wallpaper

For six years, Dave worked as the IT Director of a Mac-friendly, residential school in rural Massachusetts and has been writing for the Web professionally since 2001. Today, Dave is an editor at TUAW where he's blogged since 2004. He's also the author of two books from FT Press: Using Your iPad as a Business Productivity Tool and Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool.

Dave believes that technology has the power to improve our life at its most important moments, and explores that conviction every day. 

A native of Scranton, Pa (Yes, just like on The Office), Dave moved to Cape Cod, Ma in 1994. When he's not writing, Dave can be found kayaking, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and spending time with his wife, two kids and Boston Terrier, Batgirl.