Way back with the Consumer Preview launch of Windows 8 we also released a new Panoramic theme that works across dual monitors* in Windows 8 and also Windows RT (Nightfall and Starlight panoramic theme for Windows 8)
and now with the release of Windows 8 we have another 6 of these super cool panoramic themes for you to download and enjoy: (I have picked out some of my favourite pictures from these themes to show you a quick taste of what you will get, but you really have to see them across a dual monitor to get the full experience…)
Bridges Panoramic – “Iconic bridges stretched across the skylines of some of the world’s most beautiful and picturesque cities—including Tokyo, Paris, and San Francisco—will expand the view on your desktop with this free panoramic theme for Windows 8 and Windows RT designed to span dual monitors”
Pont Neuf at dusk, Paris, France
Cityscapes Panoramic – “Bring stunning imagery of some of the most fantastic skylines in the world to your desktop. Hong Kong, London, Vancouver, and Kuala Lumpur will span your screen in full panoramic splendor in this free theme for Windows 8 and Windows RT designed to stretch across dual monitors. “
Panoramic view from Victoria Tower on Houses of Parliament and London skyline at night, London, U.K.
Forests Panoramic – “Experience the solitude and serenity of the forest with this free panoramic theme for Windows 8 and Windows RT designed to span dual monitors. Ancient beech trees in the autumn glow, redwoods wreathed in flowering rhododendron, a babbling woodland brook, all in full panoramic splendour”
Lady Bird Johnson Grove of old growth redwoods surrounded by rhododendrons and trillium, Humboldt County Redwood National Park, California, U.S.
Horizons Panoramic – “From Pacific beaches, to mountains, to a wondrous sunrise over the Grand Canyon—the panoramic images in this free theme for Windows 8 and Windows RT were designed to stretch across dual monitors. Put a little vacation on your desktop”
Yosemite Valley winter scene, California, U.S.
Majestic Mountains Panoramic – “Bring spectacular shots of the world’s most magnificent mountain ranges to your Windows 8 or Windows RT desktop with this free panoramic theme designed to span dual monitors. All that majesty and you don’t have to climb a step”
Panorama of Himalayas, including Ama Dablam and Makalu
Waves Panoramic – “Ride the rolling waves in this free theme for Windows 8 and Windows RT, in which stunning seascapes span your dual monitors for a truly panoramic effect. Features seaside sounds such as the cries of seagulls and pounding surf … even a distant foghorn. The only things missing are sand between your toes and a salty breeze. “
Waves breaking on the coast, Tahiti, French Polynesia
*Panoramic images will automatically extend across both displays of a dual-monitor setup if both monitors have the same resolution settings. If the displays are different sizes or have different resolution settings, a different image will appear in each monitor. Panoramic themes can be used on single monitor setups, but only the center part of the image will be visible.