Tom Bihn Wallpaper for your iPad
OK, so when I read the Twitter post and found the Tom Bihn Wallpaper blog post with the link to the jpeg image on the blog some hours ago. I immediately downloaded my Tom Bihn Wallpaper. However, since I only had access to my iPad at the time, I wanted to save it directly to my photos so I could use this as a screensaver. I'm sure there are many simple ways to save this directly to photos from the web page link, but I used an app called Filer ($3.99). (Alternatively, for a one-time use, try the (free) Filer Lite version.) There are a few different ways to download, but I copied the link when I was browsing the Tom Bihn blog in Safari on my iPad, then quit Safari, launched Filer, and tapped "download". Then I used "Save to Photo Album" under the File Details for the image. You could also simply launch the Filer app, navigate in its integrated web browser to the page you want, then switch to download mode and tap the link you want to download, and then save it to your photo album. Then go to the Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper menu and choose this image from under your Saved Photos.
you can also press and hold your finger on the image in safari on the ipad, and a menu will pop up with the options to "save image" or "copy."
select "save image" from the menu.
the image will then be available in iphoto on the ipad, and you can find it under "saved photos" when you go to the wallpaper settings.
this procedure will also work on the iphone with ios4.x (perhaps with earlier versions also, not sure).
I don't know why the initial "save image" option didn't come up for me on the iPad -- I don't usually try this from links, on the iPad. I knew that it works for iOS 4, and since I was in a rush, I just assumed that it wasn't implemented in OS 3.2.
Have to say that this wallpaper is nicely designed to display well in either landscape or portrait mode.
Just bumping up this post in response to today's blog post that supplies the Tom Bihn logo in both iPad and iPhone sized images. I use that one on my iPad. My iPhone 4 uses a "variant" of the Tom Bihn screen saver image. From a post I made last year:
Originally Posted by moriond
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