Long gone (for me) are the days when I printed large images and had them framed. Leading a nomadic life for many years, and the cost of changing prints left me to seek other ways to enjoy what I had shot.
Back in my film days, one either had prints in albums that often gathered dust in closets, or produced transparencies that were shown on occasion as slide shows to help people who needed the sleep. With the digital age I see a trend to publish on line, be it on image sites or social media. But since I wanted to be able to see the images I liked on a day-to-day basis I quickly adopted the idea of using them as my desktop background, once that capability was available.
So, the point of this thread is to see if others do the same thing, and if so, what kinds of images they feel lend themselves to this specific purpose. For example:
Images with subtle changes in tone, colour and shape make it easy to see one's icons.
One does not want overly-complicated or distracting patterns. My step-daughter, for some reason, wanted this one of my images as her desktop background, but I found it totally distracting when trying to support her computer:
I have a folder set up with images I want and my desktop is set to change on a daily basis, so I get to enjoy my shots while I do other things too. Its also a screen-saver on the computer that is attached to our 60" OLED TV.