Wallpapers of the Week: iOS 7 Photo app icon-inspired wallpapers

Colourwall iPad 1 splash

The second in a new series, we are answering the call of our dedicated iDB readers. The “Wallpapers of the Week” section is posting, you guessed it, every week to satiate the thirst for fresh wallpapers on a regular basis. We had a great response to last week’s post, which featured photographer @Solefield.

To re-explain, the section will feature two images per week for a specific iOS device. Finding quality images that are formatted for all devices is quite rare and we would rather provide two excellent choices each week than cram in some less desirable options…

Get involved

Helping the cause is always appreciated. After all, scouring the internet for quality wallpapers can take hours. This is where you guys can help the most. There are a lot of folks out there with excellent talents for wallpapers and we want you to crowdsource this project with your images, photos, and beautiful designs. A celebration of our readers, if you will.

Last week, I received more than a dozen tips for wallpapers and I invite you to keep them coming. The easiest way to submit an image for the feature is shooting me an email with your image embedded. You can send that over to jim@idownloadblog.com. Second, find me on Twitter @jim_gresham for sharing your work or just keeping in touch.


With all business aside, this week I feature graphic artist @DazCoates. Darren used the iOS 7 Photo.app icon as his inspiration for “Colourwall,” which is listed below. Thankfully, he produced walls for both iPhone 5 and the mini. The first version centers the color wheel, where variation two shifted slightly to the left.

UPDATE: After accepting requests from the comments below, the article is now updated with iPad retina and desktop versions. Find them below.

UPDATE 2: Thanks to the artist, a full line of options is now available.

Colourwall 1 preview  Colourwall 2 preview

iPhone 5: Variation 1, Variation 2

iPad retina: Variation 1, Variation 2

iPad mini: Variation 1, Variation 2

Desktop: Variation 1, Variation 2

If you are interested in more of his work, visit Darren’s dribbble account or Deviant Art gallery.


On your device, tap the corresponding link for direction to the full resolution image. Tap and hold the picture and save to your Camera Roll. Navigate to the wallpaper section in Settings.app and select the desired variation. On a desktop, right click and save the full resolution image to your iTunes image sync folder.

Moving into week two, we are still beta testing this weekly feature and are adjusting as we receive feedback. Please keep your comments flowing in the comment section below.