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How to Set HDR Wallpaper on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can now set up HDR wallpaper to give your HDR monitor the look and feel you desire. HDR wallpaper uses .jxr file extension (Joint Photographic Experts Group Extended Range). Unlike regular image formats like JPEG or PNG, JXR is designed to accommodate the wider color gamut and greater contrast found in HDR content. That means, the wallpaper preserves the intricate details and rich colors of the images. If your monitor supports HDR content, you can set up a .jxr image as a desktop wallpaper on Windows 11. In fact, the process of setting up HDR wallpaper on Windows 11 is virtually similar to changing a normal wallpaper.

In this tutorial, let me guide you through the process of setting up HDR wallpaper on Windows 11.

Important note: Your monitor or laptop should support HDR content.

Set up HDR wallpaper on Windows 11

Make sure you have a .jxr image file and follow the steps below to set up HDR wallpaper.

Step 1: Press the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings window.

Step 2: Navigate to the Personalize > Background page in the Settings window.

Step 3: Click on the Browse Photos button.

Step 4: Select the HDR wallpaper with the .jxr extension and click Choose picture.

With that, the HDR wallpaper is set on your Windows 11 desktop.

Enable HDR on Windows 11

To make sure the HDR wallpaper appears correctly, you must ensure HDR is enabled on your computer. Here’s how to check and enable it.

Step 1: Launch the Settings window from the Start menu.

Step 2: Go to the System > Display page.

Step 3: Scroll down and turn on the HDR option.

Once the HDR option is enabled, the HDR wallpaper appears correctly with all the little details, color, and contrast.

I hope this tutorial on personalizing Windows 11 helped you.

If you are stuck or need help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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