Optimized for Performance
The core of Wallpaper Engine is highly optimized for performance. Wallpaper Engine will automatically pause when playing games or using maximized apps to ensure high system performance when you need it.
Extensive Display Support
Wallpaper Engine supports all monitor resolutions and aspect ratios (including all ultra-wide resolutions). It can handle even complex multi-monitor setups with ease.
Large Selection of Wallpapers
Create your own wallpapers and share them with the community or use one of the hundreds of thousands of wallpapers available for free on the Steam Workshop.
Tweak various performance options and set up rules when certain apps are launched. On notebooks Wallpaper Engine can automatically pause when switching to battery power.
Playlists and Slideshows
Create playlists that change your wallpaper at a set interval, per time of day, when you log in to your computer or when you launch a certain application on your computer.
LED Hardware Support
Wallpaper Engine can take control of Corsair iCUE and Razer Chroma RGB hardware and match your LED lighting setup to your wallpaper.
Free Android Companion App
Use the free Wallpaper Engine mobile companion app to wirelessly transfer your wallpapers onto your Android phone or tablet and use your wallpaper collection on the go.
Live and Dynamic Wallpapers on Android
Transfer your wallpapers from your Windows computer and use them on the go. Customize your wallpapers, use playlists and configure the power usage of the app just like on Windows.
The Wallpaper Engine Mobile Companion app is completely free for everyone. It contains no ads, no user tracking and does not come with any hidden costs.
Visit our Wallpaper Engine on Android overview page to learn more about the app and find out how to install it:
Introducing the Wallpaper Engine Editor
Wallpaper Engine comes with a powerful editor for turning static images into complex animated sceneries. It's easy to use if you are new to image editing but also caters to power users with very advanced features similar to what you can find in modern video game engines.
You can use either pre-built or free community-made assets and effects in the wallpaper editor to quickly animate your wallpapers.
Give users the ability to further customize your creations by making individual parts of your wallpapers configurable with a few clicks.
As an advanced user, you can use our SceneScript language to code custom logic into your wallpaper elements.
Editor for Particle Systems
Using our own particle systems editor, you can create complex and interactive particle systems for your wallpapers.
Watch the Wallpaper Engine Trailer
Our feature trailer gives an overview of the core features of Wallpaper Engine.
Frequent Questions Before Buying
Does Wallpaper Engine affect game performance?
Wallpaper Engine is optimized for performance by design and allows you to customize its performance impact. Most wallpapers will not have any noticeable effect on most computers, however the performance depends on how complex the specific wallpapers is.
You can configure Wallpaper Engine to pause or completely disable the wallpapers while playing games (or all fullscreen / borderless-fullscreen applications in general). All performance settings can be found in the "Performance" tab in the Wallpaper Engine settings.
Do wallpapers cost money?
All wallpapers in Wallpaper Engine are free and there are no hidden costs. The reason why we use phrases like "subscribe to a wallpaper" is because all wallpapers are free Steam Workshop subscriptions.
This means that Steam will remember all wallpapers you are interested in and re-download them automatically if you re-install Wallpaper Engine.
Is Steam required to run Wallpaper Engine?
No. Steam is only required to download new wallpapers, upload wallpapers and to install updates but all core functionalities of Wallpaper Engine work without Steam running in the background.
Can I install it on multiple computers?
Yes, we don't mind if you run it on multiple computers. Keep in mind that Steam will always sync all wallpapers across all computers unless you rely on local backups only.
Read the Technical Help Guides
Are you having technical issues or are you looking for assistance with some core functionalities of the app? Check out our extensive guides and help page.