Wallpapers of the week: frosted and freezing

Frosted Playground splash

Heading into the second half of our first year, the Wallpaper of the Week section continues to be a popular location within the iDB web community. At the turn of 2014, we ran down some of the most popular articles during the year. I am excited to say, the wallpapers had a great footprint, even though it only started during the late summer months.

I continue to receive submissions from readers, which helps populate the section. With the new format, readers can submit any wallpapers they think are excellent options, regardless of authorship. Future posts include images that were either rounded up from across the web or submitted by users. Today, there is a mixture of both…


The first images, this week, were created by iDB reader Christoph Parstorfer. A native of Munich, Germany, Parstorfer took this picture of the frozen faux grass in a neighborhood children’s playground. More images can be found on his personal gallery or keep up with him on Twitter @_conath.

Below, Parstorfer’s pictures are additional winter related photographic wallpapers.  It is the season of ice and the following images celebrate winter’s beauty. In an effort to provide for all readers, iPhone and iPad versions are included where possible.

Frosted Playground Parstorfer iPhone preview Frosted Playground Parstorfer Black iPhone preview

Blue: iPhone (parallax); iPad (parallax)

Black: iPhone (parallax); iPad

Lonely Christmas iPhone5 preview Snowy Wood iPhone5 preview

Bench: iPhone (parallax)

Pond: iPhone (parallax)


Making the above images your wallpaper is simple. Tap the corresponding device to load the full resolution picture. Tap hold the full resolution, then save to the Camera Roll. Once saved, visit Photos.app or Settings.app, then set as wallpaper. From a desktop, save the image to the iTunes sync folder.


With the new format, all wallpapers will be considered. Being the original author of the work is no longer required. However, if the artist is known, please make it apparent in the submission. Wallpapers of exact size for iOS devices will be considered. Send them imbedded into an email to jim@idownloadblog.com or catch up with me on Twitter @jim_gresham.

What do you guys think?