Wallpaper Engine

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Wallpaper Engine enables you to use live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Various types of animated wallpapers are supported, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos and even certain applications. Choose an existing wallpaper or create your own and share it on the Steam Workshop!


  • Bring your desktop alive with realtime graphics, videos, applications or websites.
  • Personalize animated wallpapers with your favorite colors.
  • Use interactive wallpapers that can be controlled with your mouse.
  • Many aspect ratios and native resolutions supported including 16:9, 21:9, 16:10, 4:3.
  • Multi monitor environments are supported.
  • Wallpapers will pause while playing games to save performance.
  • Create your own animated wallpapers in the Wallpaper Engine Editor.
  • Animate new live wallpapers from basic images or import HTML or video files for the wallpaper.
  • Steam Workshop to share and download wallpapers.
  • Wallpaper Engine can be used at the same time as any other Steam game or application.
  • Supported video formats: mp4, WebM, avi, m4v, mov, wmv (for local files, Workshop only allows mp4).
  • Support for Razer Chroma and Corsair iCUE.


Wallpaper Engine aims to deliver an entertaining experience while using as few system resources as possible. You can choose to automatically pause or completely stop the wallpaper while using another application or playing fullscreen (including borderless windowed mode) to not distract or hinder you while playing a game or working. Many options to tweak quality and performance allow you to make Wallpaper Engine fit your computer perfectly. As a general rule of thumb, 3D, 2D and video based wallpapers will perform best, while websites and applications will require more resources from your system. Having a dedicated GPU is highly recommended, but not required.



Choose from over 700,000 free wallpapers from the Steam Workshop with new wallpapers being uploaded every day! Can't find a wallpaper that fits your mood? Let your imagination go wild by using the Wallpaper Engine Editor to create your own animated wallpapers from images, videos, websites or applications. A large selection of presets and effects allow you to animate your own images and share them on the Steam Workshop or to just use them for yourself.

Hey everyone, today we are releasing a small update to fix some issues and add a few minor improvements to the app. User Interface Improvements As part of this update, we have made various small changes around the user interface to make it more approachable. One thing we are doing is to highlight the Approved tag a little more by moving it to the top of the filters sidebar. On the Installed tab, you will now also find a new My Favorites button to find your installed favorite wallpapers more quic...


Hey everyone, today we are releasing Wallpaper Engine 1.4 with a ton of new features, various improvements and bug fixes. On top of that, we are launching our new designer documentation website, which provides in-depth guides for the Wallpaper Engine Editor and should make wallpaper creation much more accessible to newcomers and existing users alike. Puppet Warping The first major new feature we are introducing is Puppet Warping. With the new puppet warp feature, Wallpaper Engine can analyze the...


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Hey everyone, today we're releasing a maintenance update with a few feature additions and user interface improvements and bug fixes. Mass Import of Static Images One feature that has been regularly requested by some users over the years is the ability to mass import images without adding animations to them. We have now added the ability to do this so that you can add your private image collection to your playlist without having to go through the Wallpaper Engine editor. Keep in mind that this is...


Hey everyone, we have just released Wallpaper Engine 1.3.75 which brings a number of improvements to the application and the editor and contains some important bug fixes. Anime Filter One of the changes we want to highlight is the new anime filter we have added to the application. Right now, about one quarter of wallpapers on Wallpaper Engine is anime. It was always possible to filter this out using the tag filters but this seems to not have been clear enough for a lot of users which is why we h...






  • OS: Windows 7 (with Aero), 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: HD Graphics 4000 or above
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 512 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Windows N versions require the 'Media Feature Pack' from Microsoft. Aero must be enabled on Windows 7. High contrast mode is not supported. Max video resolutions: Windows 8, 10: 4K, Windows 7: 1080p





  • OS: Windows 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel i7 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD HD7870, 2 GB VRAM or above
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1024 MB available space


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