Origin of the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ wallpaper

Charles O’Rear’s Bliss

You’ve probably seen this iconic image everywhere at one point.  This is Charles O’Rear’s picture simply titled ‘bliss’ that was bought by Microsoft in 2000 and used as the default wallpaper for Windows XP.

Interview with Charles

I found this interview of him recently and thought it was interesting enough for a quick post.

3 thoughts on “Origin of the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ wallpaper

      • Thanks for this video. I always suspected some changes in colors ans clouds. I am surprised, that it has not been modified.

        The guy is right I think, we will all remember his picture.

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