Chrome OS is getting a gorgeous collection of “Radiance” wallpapers
Google recently surprised me by adding a really neat feature to Chrome OS Canary – wallpapers that automatically switch between a light and dark mode version of themselves based on the user’s system theme. Although it’s still not available in Stable, it has appeared on the Developer Channel for some, and today it’s adding a whole new collection of wallpapers that take advantage of this trick.
Coming from us C2 Productions on Twitterthe wallpaper picker starts showing a wonderful Radiance collection of wallpapers that show stunning artistic expressions that are literally night and day when you compare them to each other – not really.
Check it out below – eight new nature-focused images shot in high resolution in day and night settings take Chrome OS to new heights with professional photography for its maturing operating system. These remind me of the incredibly Mac-esque wallpapers we used to get during the first generation of Chrome OS before all those weird collections that Google started adding for different purposes.
You can grab the new wallpapers from our Google Photos album where we host all the latest images released by Google, but I want to take a moment below for you to compare and contrast this amazing “moonshot”. While we still don’t know the names of the artists or who to credit, Google has hired one or more talented artists to bring you these wild expressions.
Here we have an extinct moon nestled in the sand, and when the sun goes down the eerie moonlight illuminates the beach. Yes, the moon is much larger than that and would cover an entire chunk of the planet if it really descended and sat on the ground, but keeping it at its size makes it feel both near and far – incredibly smart.
Other scenes from the Radiance collection include rocks stacked in a desert with a haunting orb of water floating above them, strange bubbles floating around a smooth rock near tall purple grass, a rock in a tundra that has incredible lighting coming from the right side of it at night, and four intensely beautiful flowers with water drops flying around them. Seriously, these wallpapers are my new Chrome OS favorites!
Again, these are new, so we don’t know when you can expect them on Chrome OS Stable, but be sure to grab them for yourself in our album. The only downside to grabbing them early is that they won’t automatically switch between day and night scene wallpapers when you switch between light and dark mode on your Chromebook.