Desktop image

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TrainNut, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I was in the middle of a search and came across a pretty neat thread on the card modelers forum. What is your Desktop Image? I mean, since were all model railroaders here, each one of us has probably got an astounding railroad shot on their desktop right:mrgreen:?? While I was over there, I found one I liked so much already being used by one of the moderators that I decided to make it mine as well. Here's mine... let's see yours!

  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    That is a great photo! My desktop at home has my favorite beer, and my desktop at work has a young lady I am particularly fond of :) I gues I am not a true train nut!

  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    How do I do that so I can post a picture?

  4. jesso

    jesso Member

    Sorry my desktop is full of time, weather, earthquakes and satellites. About 5 or 6 years ago I found XPlanet and I haven't had a desktop picture since.

    My screen saver, on the other hand, is my favorite 5 or 6 thousand photos from and that grows at fast rate.

    Nomad - Hit Shift-Print Screen and then open your graphics program and press paste.

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  5. This jpg is what I have been using for my desktop for some time now, without my desktop icons. :wave:


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  6. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Her's my current one. It was posted on this forum by Greg Ellman.


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  7. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Here's mine currently at work. One of the weekly pics from Railpictures.

  8. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    great thread trainnut---nice pictures everyone---here's the image on my computer at work

  9. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    Here's mine. I took it at Railroad Days in Omaha last summer.


  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Well, you would certainly think MY desktop would be like FiatFan's:thumb: , (BTW FiatFan,:bravo: ), but this has been MY desktop for the last 3yrs:eeki::oops::winki: . :deano: -Deano

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  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hey TrainNut, where can I get that desktop image? I need that!
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Well Scott, I followed your instructions, but the part about my "graphics program" left me stumped. :confused:

    Here's the picture anyway, minus all those little cryptic images. They'd be mostly floating in the empty sky. :rolleyes: ;) :-D


  13. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Here's my MacBook Pro desktop I use at home. Currently a photo I took in Flatonia, TX. It's been reseized from 1440x900 to 800 wide to upload.

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  14. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Since the desktop image on my Mac mini is not my own, and it wouldn't be appropriate to post another's to the forums, you'll have to settle for just my Macbook desktop:

    Edit: Nevermind, it censored out a "naughty" word in my URL.

  15. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    Here's mine until I find another one. I usually look for one every few months as theres many good ones on


  16. jesso

    jesso Member

    doctorwayne- Sorry I wasn't completely clear about that. You can use paint, but I think that only makes BMP's. Most people use photoshop or paint shop pro. But you could also use GIMP. Also, I haven't used a Mac since college so I can't remember how to do it there.

    EDIT: I just checked and paint will save a jpg so you can just hit Shift-Print Screen, open up Paint, press Ctrl-V and then save as .jpg
  17. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Maybe I'm not either as my desktop image changes sometimes on a daily basis. More often than not though, it has something to do with trains. My image before this was of a ranch up near Spokane, WA that I wished I could afford. At 1.75million, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be moving into that place!

    That is an awesome image! I briefly visited XPlanet (I think it was the right site) and found some things but nothing as neat as the one you've got. That kind of stuff is right up my alley... weather, earthquakes, satellite images, etc.

    Beautiful shot. Is that your layout?

    I was going to say, I thought I'd seen that one before! I still love them colors.

    I've always like those long exposure shots' If you like that one, you probably would like this one as well...
    It's looks like a highway right up into the sky!

    Somewhere on here I remember you telling the story behind that shot. Great quality for such an old picture. Isn't it ironic that the more technology progresses the less resolution our pictures have?

    Gotta love those F units.

    Allright, now this is probably going to date me... who's that? It looks a little like Phoebe from friends but I don't think so. I think the last Hollywood Hotty I was enamored with was Brooke Burke. Geez, that was like 6-7 years ago.

    Right here my friend, right here...
    Locomotive Dreams: 1942 | Shorpy Vintage Photos

    As always, another great picture from your layout!

    That must mean that you've got a widescreen monitor. I bet that image must really look sharp on your screen!

    I love that site but it's been a while since I've visitied. I guess it's time to go and check out all the new images!

    Thanks all for your contributions. This thread on the card modelers site seems to be very popular and I can only hope that this one keeps growing and growing as well!
  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks TrainNut! Now my backround is more related to the CNW, which suits my username just fine :D
  19. Free-mo Tim

    Free-mo Tim New Member

  20. Here is my Desktop background:


    Ok, it's not train related. Heh.

    My other hobby is RC Aircraft. I was in the right place at the right time with my camera on and ready when the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds did a fly past of the Canadian National Aviation Museum a few years ago. This fly past was done straight at us, and at about 300' altitude. Quite noisy, and way awsome. I did get a few more pics, but this was the best one.


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