Jan 30, 2013

February 2013 Cat Desktop Calendar in Black and White

Click on image for full size, right-click to save as wallpaper. February 13 wallpaper, Resting Cat black and white
It's time for the February Cat desktop wallpaper calendar - and for the first time I thought I'd go with a whole different look. We've done film before; some pretty exotic color stuff, too. But this is the first time I've tried a black and white desktop wallpaper calendar. This was taken from a roll of Kodak BW400CN film. It's not just a cat calendar, it's fine art!

The wide wallpaper is now wider than I had been using: It's now native at 1920 by 1080 to cover cinema displays. This size also fits 1600x900, 1366x768 - up or down in size quite a bit... basically any wide monitor size. That's the key: You should pick your wallpaper based on the aspect ratio, and this one is for all the wider sizes. Now, older "wide" monitors like mine will leave a little bar at the top and bottom (mine is 1680x1050, it's an older "wide" resolution) but it will look fine - especially if you change your desktop background color to black.

We haven't forgotten the older 4:3 ratio, screens either! My sister still has that, at 1280x1024 or 1024 by 768. I have an old laptop that uses this ratio, too! The one below is that standard ratio (not wide) and will work on anything from 640x480 on up!

SIMPLE WALLPAPER HOW-TO: Click on the image of your choice to see the full size version, then right-click on it (one-button Macs, use CONTROL-Click).and select "Set as Desktop Background".(Firefox) / "Set As Background" (Explorer) - This also saves the image to your computer. Using Firefox, it will usually look best if you use the options "Stretch" and a black background, like this:

The latest versions of the Chrome browser make it a little harder: Right-click and select "Save image as..." Remember where you saved the file. Then go to your desktop, right-click, select the "Desktop" tab, click "Browse" and navigate to the place where you saved this file. Select the file and click OK.

Any problems or questions?  You can let me know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the Comments section!.

Want to help? Check out the sidebar! There is the Feral Life calendar, and it's not too late to think about getting one, although it's getting a little past the time you should have gotten a calendar. Give the gift of CATS! Also, check out my art prints for sale. All of this helps take care of the kitties. Or the t-shirts. Anything helps. Thank you for being a part of our cat family.


  1. another grate pick sure chriss !!! iz this "orange kitty " ??? we loves it...

  2. Yes, this is Coppertop, our orange/tuxedo friendly feral. :)

  3. Numbers are fuzzy on the Feb calendar.

  4. Really? I haven't seen that problem. One thing, though, is that this is the highest contrast calendar yet, in the number area: the numbers are almost white on almost pure black. That's a pretty wide range, so I can see where it could look a bit blown-out on some monitors. Maybe try turning down your brightness a little?


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