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Reader Comments (69)

Rick Beam · September 16, 2001 - 15:17 EST #1
Thank you for the downloadable pictures of the WTC in New York. It is on my desktop now and I will distribute pictures at work. God Bless America Rick Beam Materials/Logistics Mgr CytecFiberite Anaheim, Calif.
Emilio Laca · October 5, 2001 - 08:05 EST #2
Dear ATPM, I like yours desktop-pictures. What should I do to contribute to ATPM's desktop pictures? I have beautiful pictures. Please let me know your e-mail address and I will send some as an essay.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · October 6, 2001 - 00:58 EST #3
Emilio, Of course you can submit your pictures to us. Just get them at at least 1024x768 resolution, feel free to include a small copyright notice in a corner, compress them into a Stuffit archive, and e-mail them to with a brief description of what they're about.
Missionbay55 · October 18, 2001 - 12:08 EST #4
Beautiful pictures, awesome site. Thanks for sharing.
Arathi · May 19, 2002 - 14:59 EST #5
Amazing images.
Brandon Simpson · June 3, 2002 - 00:58 EST #6
People didn't make a comment on this page in over 6 months and how could they? These pictures are the best!!! The resolution is great and all of these are by great photographers!!
Michael Akindele · October 23, 2002 - 02:08 EST #7
These are nice pictures. They look great on my desktop. Thanks. Yeah!
Rafael van Jonson · February 14, 2003 - 14:20 EST #8
This is a fantastic site. It has the best photos on the internet. Great variety and professional photography. Thank you for making these available for free!
Michael Schuster · February 22, 2003 - 15:41 EST #9
Very good site. The pictures here are beautiful. Thanks for creating this site. Greetings from Germany to the entire United States.
Bobby B. · March 27, 2003 - 16:02 EST #10
The pictures in the archives are great. I'm glad I stumbled on to this web site. Hopefully someday, I will be able to share my pictures with the rest of you. Thank you.
Pih Pymacher · September 26, 2003 - 21:37 EST #11
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Thank you.
Mike Douglas · December 30, 2003 - 20:11 EST #12
Brilliant! I'm planning a trip to America next year and these great pictures really inspired me! Cheers!
Max · January 9, 2004 - 09:38 EST #13
Very beautiful.
anonymous · January 24, 2004 - 17:38 EST #14
Great to see quality images from around the world--all from my very own chair. Keep up the splendid work.
Binky · March 4, 2004 - 14:16 EST #15
These are super pics! Thanks for sharing!
Peter C. · March 10, 2004 - 12:19 EST #16
This is one of the best sites I have found for downloadable images. Keep up this excellent work and you will have 1,000,000's of visitors.
Angela Cosand · July 28, 2004 - 15:18 EST #17
Beautiful photos. I took some images to use as bases for livejournal icons.
Sami · July 29, 2004 - 03:34 EST #18
Very beautifull and breath-taking quality pictures indeed, thank you very much for posting them, keep up the good work
Mark LeMond · October 8, 2004 - 23:09 EST #19
I really enjoyed all the pictures I viewed on the site. For almost two hours I was mesmerized at the places and things I probably will never see in my life time.
Vinod Tanwar · November 23, 2004 - 03:14 EST #20
These pics are really beautiful and seeing excelent on my desktop. I have saved these all images in programm which changes the pictures one by one.
Martin Håkansson · November 25, 2004 - 03:05 EST #21
Nice pictures. I can always use some quality pictures to my desktop.
ILYA l KHOLSHIN · December 25, 2004 - 18:57 EST #22
Thank you very much for the New York city wallpapers.
Nice to look at it every morning.
Sheryl Batchelor · December 28, 2004 - 21:00 EST #23
The pictures are awlsome. I see all the beauty God has given us to see and enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I will never be able to go to alot of these places, and to see them through the eyes of someone that's been there it's great. Thanks again. Sheryl
Todd Caraway · January 31, 2005 - 22:09 EST #24
Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. There are so many I want to be my background, I'll have to change it daily. Thanks again. Todd
ATPM Staff · January 31, 2005 - 22:14 EST #25
Todd - or, you can use OS X's built-in capability of auto-switching them in order or randomly!
Linda · February 8, 2005 - 12:22 EST #26
Hi, I'm from Germany. Tank you for all this beautiful pictures. They are incredible. I can't decide which one I'll take on my desktop. When I see this pictures, I want travel around the word, I hope this will be come true. Tank you for this madness pictures, thanks a lot. Linda
shawna gorski · February 22, 2005 - 12:05 EST #27
hi!! i love the pics! keep em' up!
laura · March 5, 2005 - 15:01 EST #28
these pictures are WONDERFUL! isnt God good to bless us with such a beautiful world!?!
Rachel Nelson · April 18, 2005 - 21:15 EST #29
All of these pictures are so beautiful! I think that everyone should keep up the great work!!
Avik · May 14, 2005 - 07:04 EST #30
I am from INDIA. These pictures are really incredible.
What a job! Thanks for sharing these breathtaking pictures with us. Thanks again.
Torben · May 16, 2005 - 09:41 EST #31
Awesome site , thanks so much . I got some nice pictures too (Mount Baker seen from Surrey bc , Golden ears park and more ) , I could send them to you if you are interestetet in publish them here. Regards Torben ;)
stephanie · May 21, 2005 - 21:22 EST #32
wow! those are really good pictures!!! keep it up, you're really good!!! ;)
Stuart Arnold · June 10, 2005 - 10:53 EST #33
This is an excellent site, with a great variety of hi-res pictures.
I can't believe you're sharing the collection with everyone for free. I am Graphic Designer from London, U.K. and can see they're of a high standard and you've got some unique subjects. Well done!!
Thanny J. · June 11, 2005 - 02:40 EST #34
Thanx a lot for these wonderful pictures, hope to see more and more in the future...!
Person from AZ · June 23, 2005 - 03:52 EST #35
This Arizona picture of the cactus with the beer can is awesome!!
Erika Limeris · July 20, 2005 - 09:21 EST #36

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures of my island the shinning star of the caribbean. I look at my computer everyday and remember where I come from. Please keep those pictures coming. Que viva PUERTO RICO !!!!!
plant_on_a_planet · July 20, 2005 - 16:18 EST #37
Hello Sir, Thank you for your very nice pictures of flowers.I'll use it in my Dictionary of plants by using your ad and complete name if i know it in future. Idon't want to use them by the name of me my self .Because I know it belongs to you and I respect to you valuable rigidities in this way.
With best regards and good luck
Gabriel · July 22, 2005 - 03:29 EST #38
Very beautiful pictures; outstanding. Thank you, all of you who support this site with such great images.
Best to you all,
Nikky · July 27, 2005 - 02:55 EST #39 a big fan of friends call me a paparrazi cause i LOVEEE taking pictures...i was just curious as to what kind of camera you guys used to take these picz.thank you
ATPM Staff · July 27, 2005 - 15:46 EST #40
Nikky - each month usually features a different photographer—sometimes they are ATPM staff, sometimes they are readers like you. Therefore, the camera used may vary for every set of photos. In fact, some of the sets that I've personally offered have used different cameras. I started with a Nikon Coolpix 990, and have since either used my personal Olympus C-5050 or my office's Nikon D-100.

If you look at the description page for a month's photos, sometimes the photographer submitted info about what camera was used. If such info is available, that description page is where you'll find it.
Ricardo · August 24, 2005 - 13:38 EST #41
Beautiful, beautiful pictures... Loved the Ireland set, the Grand Canyion pictures, and many others. Thanks for a great site...
piyush · August 27, 2005 - 16:53 EST #42
thank you..

when u cannot c these beautifull sites
personally.. .it gives all the more pleasure ...just to c nature on my monitor...
Richard · September 2, 2005 - 10:12 EST #43
Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful pictures of America.Im a homesick American living in Germany and enjoy your work.
Fanny · September 28, 2005 - 13:20 EST #44
Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!
Sakura Blossom · October 23, 2005 - 02:47 EST #45
Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics ^^ they really are gorgeous! I love them!~ ^^ please keep them coming~

Sakura Blossom
Adam · November 29, 2005 - 08:58 EST #46
Top man. I have been scouring the net many times but have never comes across a selection as extensive as this.

Adam, London.
Kylie · December 6, 2005 - 10:42 EST #47
I am thincking of becoming a photographer and was wondering just how much does the usual camera cost. I ask because I really like your work and if I become a photographer I would like to become as good as some of the artists on this web page. Maybe some day I will be good enough to put my own pictures on here.

Hopeful, Kylie
ATPM Staff · December 6, 2005 - 13:40 EST #48
Kylie - we'd be happy to consider your submissions for desktop wallpaper images.

It may come as a surprise that you don't have to have hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment to produce good photos. Admittedly, many of my shots were taken with a Nikon D100 that used to list for $2,000 when it was brand new. But I've also submitted shots from an Olympus C-5050 that I originally paid around $400 for. But even $100-200 pocket digital cameras can produce really nice images.
Ananke · December 13, 2005 - 20:07 EST #49
Super!!! Thank you
jennifer · January 2, 2006 - 13:54 EST #50
stumbled across this site through google images and so thankful i found it (bookmarked already)! now i want to break out my 20 year old manual pentax and take some pics! thanks for the inspiration and beautiful photos!
Mercurial Georgia · January 21, 2006 - 00:53 EST #51
Lovely, lovely pictures, I just started going through the latest "Nature" by Mark Montgomery after finding the Orange Petals one image googling "Orange"
POOVAKKOTTU · January 24, 2006 - 10:54 EST #52
Fantastic and marvelous pictures. It is just amazing. They have done a wonderful job to take these photos and our heartful thanks to them.
Alejandro · May 18, 2006 - 21:50 EST #53
Unbelieveable, I'm from Venezuela, I has not words to explain this. All this pics, all that color...
Laura Nicholson · June 4, 2006 - 18:30 EST #54
Thank you so very much for freely sharing all of these beautiful pictures! I found your site back when I was using my Quadra 610. Now I have a Mac Mini w/ Intel and found you again (lost my notebook with your website and was very sad for months!). I have just downloaded oodles of pictures to put on my computer. Thank you!
Mahmood Abdulrahman · June 25, 2006 - 04:19 EST #55
Thank you very much for pictures i've never seen before ...

bryan brodie · July 29, 2006 - 12:15 EST #56
nice pics - the caribbean ones made me homesick
Daniel K. · September 26, 2006 - 19:34 EST #57
Whoa, these pictures left me awestruck! thanks for sharing them!
Francois Le Ralle · November 2, 2006 - 11:52 EST #58
Merci, Un grand merci.
Ces images temoignent de al beaute; de notre planete et sont magnifiques.
Thanks and love from France.
Kristy aka GRSiK · November 3, 2006 - 17:05 EST #59
I absolutely love these pictures.. I have saved this site to my fav's and will visit often!! I'm thinking about submitting some of my pics as well.
Heather Isaacson · November 4, 2006 - 03:16 EST #60
I Loved the nature and flower pictures
I come to this place just to look and have only downloaded just a few favourites for my desktop. But I have enjoyed browsing the same as going to a gallery where you enjoy Art but don't always buy it. My most favorite picture is called " frozen Tree's' and it reminds me of the morning when the hoar frost begins to melt and shines in the sun. Thank you ATPM for making these available.
Melvin Matos · November 21, 2006 - 10:37 EST #61
Those are "Excellent" pictures. I specially enjoy the ones about Puerto Rico, where I am from.
Lydia O. · December 2, 2006 - 07:48 EST #62
I've just discovered your website. I haven't viewed all your pictures yet, but what I've seen were so splendid. Thanks for sharing them.
Michel Nam · March 21, 2007 - 16:49 EST #63
I love every single of your photos. I would like to post some of your photos on my blog. I'll, of course, mention the source of these photos.
If you can, you should visit South Corea where there are so many specacular areas for wonderful photos.
Thanks a lot.
ATPM Staff · March 21, 2007 - 17:10 EST #64
Michel - ATPM's desktop picture series include nonexclusive permission that only allows for personal enjoyment of the photos as desktop wallpaper or screensaver images. They should not be used for any other purpose, including school projects and posts to other web sites, without the permission of the original photographer. Please do not post these photos to other web sites without such permission.
Smitty · July 19, 2007 - 21:24 EST #65
This is a Fantastic Site Beautiful pictures and all
john fenoli · July 25, 2007 - 14:02 EST #66
Thank you. Beautiful images that are useful in my environmental science classes.
Julia Hattinger · February 26, 2008 - 12:50 EST #67
Thanx for the great pics.....The whole world available with just a few clicks......some more pictures of my favourite place Madrid would be great!!!!!!! Thanx again
Lindsay Judith rose long · July 15, 2008 - 07:42 EST #68
I would like wall paper of oceans and trees and more. just not people that much. All for my desktop.
ATPM Staff · July 15, 2008 - 09:15 EST #69
Lindsay - the majority of the above desktop picture series above are of natural scenes without people. For example, try the June 2004 Puerto Rico set.

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