He actually took the photo that became Microsoft XP’s default background picture, ”Bliss,” which was seen by more than one billion people since its introduction and might be the most-viewed image in the world. Yep, the photo is a picture of a real place, not just a Photoshopped creation that Microsoft’s developers slapped together.
Bliss is the name of the default computer wallpaper of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. It is an unedited photograph of a green hill and blue sky with clouds in the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area of California ’s Wine Country .
Artist: Charles O’Rear
Apr 12, 2014 · Watch video · The 73-year-old photog is the man behind the tranquil image of a rolling hill and bright blue sky that served as the default background for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Mar 30, 2014 · It’s Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo. Charles O’Rear is the photographer behind Bliss, the Windows XP image that went on to grace millions of desktops around the world. He discusses the iconic photo and …
Like Windows XP itself, Microsoft’s ’Bliss’ image of rolling green hills has aged, and evolved. Here’s its story— and what the real-world site looks like today.
JPEG for sending photos over the internet fast-like or storing family photo albums, lossless formats for everything else really (and PNG is the most common user-friendly lossless format, TGA and such don’t play nice with bare Windows).
The World’s Most-Viewed Photo – The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper – Is a Real, Unaltered Photo April 11, 2014 September 13, 2017 …
Millions have seen it but probably never imagined it was real. The green of the rolling hill and the bright blue of the Sonoma County sky looked too saturated to be true. Many viewers thought the image was computer-generated when it debuted in 2001 as wallpaper for Microsoft’s XP operating system.