New theme roundup

It’s a new year, and in the Windows Personalization Gallery we’ve been busily working on new themes and wallpapers for you.

One of the newest and most exciting is our Halo 4 theme, which just published today; this theme brings Halo 4 heroes to your Windows desktop.

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Continuing in a similarly futuristic mood and galactic scope, I’m thrilled to announce the publication of GTGraphics 2, a sequel to the extremely popular GTGraphics theme. This theme features new artwork by the talented duo Tobias Roetsch and Jeff Michelmann.

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The mood of our next feature is completely different, but it also is a sequel to a very popular theme by a participant in the Open Call project. Garden Life 2 showcases new images from the lens of Hayley Elizabeth, whose lovely watercolor-like nature photography can also be enjoyed in her first theme, Garden Life.

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For a look at wildlife on a grander scale, try the new African Wildlife theme. The far-ranging photography in this set includes images of zebras and lions in Kenya, leopards and cheetahs in Namibia, elephants and crocodiles in Botswana, giraffes and rhinos in South Africa, and more.

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Travelling northward and back in time, our new Ancient Egypt theme tours many of the most impressive archeological sites from the time of the pharaohs, including sites at Luxor, Abu Simbel, Deir el-Bahari, Abydos, the Giza Plateau, and more.

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Fascinating relics of an earlier time are also included in our next theme, a virtual visit to Thailand… and so is the contemporary beauty of its capital city, as well as stunning natural landscapes from shoreline to mountains.

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Our last new theme caps the adventure travel motif with impressive mountain photography of tightrope walkers in the Alps, from the Asus and Intel “In Search of Incredible” campaign.

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If you have a an older version of Windows that can’t use themes, or if you prefer to use a single desktop image, be sure to check out the crop of fresh wallpapers. Here are just a few:

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Keep checking back on the Personalization Gallery, as we will continue to bring you new themes and wallpapers to help beautify your Windows desktop.