I’m kind of obsessed with wallpapers for my Apple devices. That’s why I got excited when the guys at 2048pixels contacted me about their site’s 2.0 launch. I wrote about 2048pixels back in May, and it’s been cool to watch the site evolve with more and more awesome wallpapers over the last several months.
In case you didn’t know, 2048pixels is a website that offers free wallpapers for the third-gen iPad’s Retina display. You can discover and download them right from the site on your iPad, and version 2.0 brings a number of improvements, including the ability to edit wallpapers on the iPad before you download.
The site’s new Homescreen FX tool lets you do some basic tweaking right in Safari. You can pixelate images with a few presets and add 8-bitsh blur with a handy slider. For a web-based tool, 2048pixels 2.0 has a pretty robust and clean interface. You can also share wallpapers you like on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or over email.
All of the wallpapers 2048pixels are high quality and look stunning on the iPad’s Retina display. This particular wallpaper based on Apple’s last WWDC logo is one of my favorites. Check out 2048pixels on your iPad by visiting 2048px.com.
San Francisco, CA – KaL MichaeL is delighted to announce 2048pixels 2.0, a fantastic new version of the popular iPad retina wallpaper site. This major upgrade gives visitors an incredible new way to personalize wallpapers for their new iPad homescreens. We call it Homescreen FX.
Powered by 2048pixels’s hand-curated library of stunning retina iPad art, Homescreen FX enables you to customize wallpapers and make them feel right at home on your new iPad. Polished tools allow you to add textures and effects to any 2048pixels wallpaper and watch your creation evolve in real-time. Best of all, 2048pixels 2.0 and its amazing new Homescreen FX are engineered down to their core to feel like a native app in Mobile Safari on your new iPad. After you tap and swipe to customize the perfect wallpaper, just one tap will instantly download your personalized work of art.
2048pixels 2.0 also gained plenty of fit and finish like a tighter design, more responsive performance, broader browser support, and a dash of bug fixes. A new sponsorship system enables a cleaner design and showcases even more interesting products to visitors. Of course, all the great 2048pixels features that garnered coverage on over 800 sites around the world are still here, including: share via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and email; a theme toggle to alter the look and feel of the entire site; and a submission tool so designers can present their work for consideration.
The new 2048pixels 2.0 with Homescreen FX is available on your iPad and traditional PCs today at 2048px.com. Now you can not only see the world’s best collection of iPad retina wallpapers, you can personalize them to feel right at home on your new iPad.