Microsoft releases 10 new Themes to celebrate Windows 8.1 release

With the recent General Availability of Windows 8.1 , many of you might have already upgraded to Windows 8.1. And to compliment that, Microsoft has released many stunning new Windows themes. The themes include the likes of Beaches, Birds, Classic cars, Scenery , colors, Xbox game, panoramic themes. Check them all and install whichever you like or get them all, they are so good!

Animals Panoramic theme

If you are one of those who use dual monitors on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, there’s  a Panoramic Theme featuring breathtaking majesty of wild animals in their natural habitats. The theme is designed to smoothly span dual monitors. It features 13 images ranging from penguins on an Antarctic ice to a camel in the Gobi Desert.

Panorama Theme

Get the Animals Panoramic theme from here.

Glowing Beaches theme

This theme features 14 stunning Beaches images from around the world —from California to New Zealand.

Beaches Theme

Download the Glowing Beaches theme from here.

Sunny Shores theme

This is another of beaches theme featuring 13 images of stunning sun-drenched colors of beaches from Europe to Africa to Australia

Sunny Shores Theme

Download the Sunny Shores theme from here.

Small Birds theme

This theme features 14 images of delicate, colorful birds like Juncos, sparrows, Chestnut Chickadee. These features the photos of Jessica Lee and Bryan Matthew. This theme has become one of my favorites and presently using it.

Small birds theme

Download the Small Bird theme from here.

Large Birds theme

After small birds, there’s one for Large birds too. This theme consists of 8 images ranging from snowy Owl in flight to a Bald Eagle perched among the trees. These too are taken from photos of photos of Jessica Lee and Bryan Matthew.

Large Birds Theme

Download the Large Birds theme from here.

Classic Sports Cars theme

This theme consists of 19 images from vintage racer to modern supercar—it’s a timeless classic. A mix of old and newer cars including 1955 Aston Martin, ’56 Mercedes-Benz, ’58 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, the ‘60 Corvette, ’64 Porsche and newer ones like 2004 Ferrari Enzo and the McClaren F1.

Classic Sports car theme

Download the Sports car theme from here.

Muscle Cars theme

If you prefer muscle cars, here’s a collection of 14 images featuring a variety of high-performance heavyweights from the classic muscle car era.

Muscle Cars theme

Download the Muscle car theme from here.

Color Splash theme

This theme capture water, pigment, and sand in action and provides a burst of color. Includes 13 images of color explosions.

Colors splash theme

Download the Color Splash theme from here.

Scenic Europe theme

This theme provides 13 images of photographer Ingo Scholtes as he travels through most beautiful scenes in Europe.

Scenic Europe theme

Download the Scenic Europe theme from here.

Ryse theme

For all those Xbox One game fans, here’s one fromworld of Ryse, that puts you in command of Roman infantry in an alternate world of combat and strategy.

Ryse theme

Download the Ryse Theme from here.

And for those who may not be able to use these themes, as they might be on older version of Windows, The Personalization Gallery blog post  talks of some new wallpapers too. So check these beautiful collection of themes, wallpapers and get them all for your Windows 8.1!

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