4K monitors are growing in popularity due to better pricing. More computer users are choosing to invest in these monitors, especially due to the rise of 4K-supported GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA. Now, when Windows computer user gets their first 4K monitor, we believe the first thing they should do is download a few 4K themes for Windows desktop.
With that in mind, we have decided to share with you the best 4K themes available via the Microsoft website. You are free to search around elsewhere, but due to the nature of the internet today, it is best if we focus on themes from a safe source.
Best 4K themes for Windows 11/10
Finding the best 4K themes for Windows 11/10 devices is not a difficult affair if you know where to look. Luckily, you do not have to look far with for these options.
- Earth from Above
- National Geographic Underwater
- World of Bamboo
- Amazon Landscapes
- Vector Art
- Japanese Islands
- Bending Light
- Animal Portraits
- Panoramic Cityscape
1] Earth from Above
If you want themes that showcase the Earth from above, then you will love Earth from Above. It comes with 14 images all in 4K, all of which are images of our planet from outer space. These photos are designed to be used on a desktop, according to Microsoft.
Download Earth from Above via the Microsoft Store.
2] National Geographic Underwater
Folks who are in love with the ocean and the creatures that live within it will likely be drawn to this particular theme. This package is home to 12 photographs of stunning marine life, some of which you might not have seen before.
Download National Geographic Underwater 4K themes via the Microsoft Store.
3] World of Bamboo
Bamboo is perfect for many things, but who would have thought that it is also perfect for themes? From what we can tell, it works, and looks quite impressive, especially in the almighty 4K. The package comes with a maximum of 20 images, and they look splendid.
Download Word of Bamboo from the Microsoft Store.
4] Amazon Landscapes
Welcome to the Amazon rainforest, a place of danger, but also immense beauty. This is not a place you want to visit without a guide due to all the dangerous creatures in the bushes, but you can look at 20 high-quality photographs from the safety of your Windows 11/10 computer.
Download Amazon Landscapes via the Microsoft Store.
5] Vector Art
Everything we have posted thus far is of nature and the planet, so let us change things up a bit with a little bit of vector. Folks who love these types of artistry will be impressed with the 10 photos from this theme package. Look at them every day and be amazed at what creative humans can do.
Download Vector Art from the Microsoft Store.
Ahh yes, flowers; who doesn’t like them? They beautify your backyard and the planet overall. Not only that, but they are an important food source for honeybees and other types of insects. They are needed in this world, and also on your desktop. From our understanding, this package comes with 18 photos, and they all look stunning.
Download Wildflowers from the Microsoft Store.
7] Japanese Islands
If you know anything about Japan, then it should be apparent that the country is home to many islands. In fact, Japan itself is an island, basically, an archipelago of 6,852 islands, and of that number, around 250 are inhabited by humans. Now, this theme does not showcase all islands, but it does provide 18 impressive-looking photos.
Download Japanese Islands via the Microsoft Store.
8] Bending Light
Bending Light looks great when it passes through a prism, but not everyone can see the beauty in this. If you do, then by all means we believe you will fall in love with this theme package. A generous 18 stunning 4K images are housed here, and they have impressive special effects.
Download Bending Light via the Microsoft Store.
9] Animal Portraits
Do you love animals? Of course, you do. Hence why you will fall in love head over heels with this theme package. It contains photographs of 18 stunning-looking animals of all types, and it is our belief animal enthusiasts will eat it up.
Download Animal Portraits from the Microsoft Store.
10] Panoramic Cityscape
Cities taken from the right angle can be extremely beautiful, and all of the ones from this 4K theme package are exactly that. The images span the globe from Sydney to Prague to Singapore to Dubai, and the package itself contains 10 of them. We were hoping for more, but since they are freely attainable, were willing to accept whatever we can get.
Download Panoramic Cityscape from the Microsoft Store.
Read: Download Windows 11 HD and 4K wallpapers
Are free themes safe?
Free themes are usually safe if they are downloaded from legitimate sources. Other sources may bundle themes with adware or malware, but at the same time, some of these unofficial sources are safe, one just has to do their due diligence.
Is 2160p the same as 4K?
4K refers to the resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, which is around four times the size of a 1080p image, which is why the term 4K is used. So technically, 4K is not the same as 2160p, but the difference is so minuscule that it doesn’t matter at the end of the day.
What is the typical size of a 4K image?
These photos are large, so if not compressed, they can hit sizes in several megabytes and in other cases, gigabytes. So a typical theme package depending on the compression used, could hit over 100MB or more. Furthermore, to use such huge images on your computer, you will require a powerful GPU and CPU. Failure to do this could lead to severe slowdowns and possible crashes, so always keep this in mind in the future.