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How to upload to Workshop in Wallpaper Engine

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Last Updated on January 11, 2023
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If you have finished creating a stunning new wallpaper, you may be wondering, “how can I share this masterpiece with the world?”. Well, with Wallpaper Engine’s Workshop feature, you can!

Wallpaper Engine is a Steam application that allows you to create and download dynamic desktop backgrounds for Windows and Android users. The Workshop is a community feature that lets you download, post, and rate other wallpapers from other creators.

As of writing, there are over 1.8 million items posted on the Workshop platform – that’s a lot of wallpapers. What’s great about this platform is that all the content on the site is from Wallpaper Engine’s own creative users. You can browse a whole plethora of beautifully designed backgrounds from a range of different genres.

The process of uploading your work to Workshop is relatively straightforward. Bare in mind, Wallpaper Engine does not allow users to re-publish work that is not their own. So, make sure the work you are uploading is entirely yours to avoid getting in trouble with the original owner.

Sound interesting enough? Keep on reading to find out how to upload to Workshop in Wallpaper Engine.


Publish your wallpaper

If you are happy with your custom wallpaper and you would like to upload it to Workshop, follow our steps below. To start things off, open up Wallpaper Engine on your PC.



Open workshop in editor

Firstly, open up your wallpaper editor window. From here, head to “Workshop” on the top bar, then select “Prepare for publishing”.



Fill in publishing form

A new window will now pop up with various fields you will need to fill in. Only “Title” and “Preview Image” is required to upload your wallpaper to Workshop but it is definitely worth filling in the others too.

Start by filling in the details. When you get to “Description” a sentence or two will suffice. For “Scheme Colour”, you can use the color picker and hover it over your preview image to select a color for your wallpaper.

The “Visibility” option gives you a choice of Public, Only Friends, and Private. Choose the option that best suits your needs.

Lastly, to set the preview image, the easiest option is to take a snapshot of your wallpaper. Simply click “Take snapshot” to capture a section of your wallpaper.



Publish wallpaper

Once you are happy, simply click the “Publish” button on the bottom right side. Steam will then start uploading your content to the Workshop database. When this is done, you will be able to view your wallpaper in Workshop by selecting “Show wallpaper in Workshop”.

Do live wallpapers drain battery?

Using live wallpapers does have the potential to drain your battery. Undoubtedly using a live wallpaper over a static one will require more memory and overall resources from your PC.

Wallpaper Engine does have a smart feature, however, which will pause your live background whilst you enter full screen on another application. These settings can be enabled in the Performance tab of the application.

Final Thoughts

The process of uploading wallpapers to Workshop is pretty simple. But what if you want to edit an existing live wallpaper? Well, Wallpaper Engine has a clever feature that will automatically update your wallpaper when you make changes to it.

So all you have to do is edit your existing wallpaper and simply follow these steps again for Wallpaper Engine to update your post. If you found this article useful, why not read another Wallpaper Engine article?

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