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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVXY8OEZAEQ
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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