Background Generator is a tool that was developed to aid users in designing their own unique and creative backgrounds for graphic design projects. The online browser-based software is completely free to use and will aid you in anything from designing computer wallpapers, blog and article illustrations, commercial backgrounds, posters and many more.
How to Download Background Generator
There is no need to download the program. You just visit the website and you’re ready to go. However, there is also a desktop version which you can access by clicking the Download button below the review. If you like wallpaper tools, check out also our review of Wallpaper Engine.
The Program Review
How Does Background Generator Work?
Background Generator will generate unique images that can be used for backgrounds. A random machine algorithm present in the software will ensure that all of its final products are one of a kind. It has 7 different styles present in its collection, which will be used to create an image, further increasing its uniqueness.
How Is Background Generator Different from Other Similar Tools?
There are a lot of different software packages out there that claim to provide high-quality images that can be used for backgrounds, however, Background Generator has some differences when compared to them. These unique features help Background Generator outclass its competitors by miles.
The software can generate images with resolutions above 4K. It really does not get better than that as the highest commercially accepted resolution at the moment is 4K, Background Generator is capable of producing images that are even of a higher grade than that. Most software only supports basic resolution standards, such as 1080p.
In addition to its ability to create high-resolution quality background images, Background Generator is capable of adding texts onto a generated image. If a user wants to add text or a slogan, he or she is capable of doing so by using the add text feature. The text does not need to bland as it can have many special effects added onto it such as shadows, blurs, lights and many more. The developers have even added presets, so if the user wishes to, he or she can carry out the task in the click of a single button.
Background Generator does not require its users to upload any data to be stored in any form online. This is a major pro as it enhances the security section in the sense that nothing can be violated or middle manned. The software runs solely on the user’s browser and thereby increases privacy.
Background Generator supports both Opaque and Transparent PNG Formats Generation. This is a pretty useful feature for designers as this allows them to combine the generated image with other images or resources of their choosing.
Background Generator supports both JPG/JPEG Image Formats and PNG formats. This is a plus that many do not consider but having options when deciding a format always comes in handy at crucial times. The multiple options present will ensure that other 3rd party software is not required to further convert the images.
The software does not require any registration of any kind. Email registrations and confirmations are mandatory in most online services; however, this raises privacy concerns on how sensitive data is handled. Background Generator does not pose this threat, as its services do not require any personal information of any kind.
The background images generated by the software is 100% customizable. From its width to height and art style.
How to Use the Software (a Mini-guide)
Select the image size of preference. Background Generator provides a set of preset image sizes that are common among displays and designs, however, if a customised size is required, users can type in the width and height.
This provides the user with two options. Users can either opt to use the randomised colour provided or they can select a custom colour of their choosing.
Set the shape, amount and shape size. This is purely trial and error, and users can play around with it to get some amazing vibrant designs. When they get something they like, they can stick to it.
You can now click on the generate image button provided to get your final result. If by any chance you are not satisfied with the image, so you can start a new project by clicking on the ”clean” button to get a fresh sheet.
Once the image is generated, one can see that there are two save options available: JPG (JPEG) format and PNG format
If by preference you wish the image of a transparent nature you can set the transparency to ” transparent” and save the image in a PNG format.
That is right! The whole procedure only takes 5 simple steps.
Here are some important buttons and options you may come across:
- Alpha: The option allows you to set the transparency of each shape drawn onto the canvas.
- Shape: Self-explanatory in the sense that it allows users to select what shapes should be present in the image. There are 4 selectable options, Circle, Triangle, Square and Spray.
- Shape Amount: Set how many shapes you want to generate to the image.
- Max Shape Size: Allows the user to set the maximum shape size for a single shape. Background Generator will then generate shapes in the background that are no bigger than the value you have provided here.
- Clean: Delete the progress and start afresh.
- Undo/Redo: This allows the users to go back a step if they wish to make any changes, very helpful as it prevents the need to start fresh each time an adjustment has to be made.
- Transparency: set transparency for the image generated.
- Colour type: Set the color of preference for your background image along with a gradient for variation.
Background Generator supports a wide array of languages from English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese to Traditional Chinese.
- Operation Systems: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux (GUI), Unix (GUI)
- Web Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge
- Devices: PC, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Pad, and more Smart Devices
The Bottom Line
The software has no visible cons in my opinion as everything you need to create a high-quality product is provided right there. The simplified process ensures that there is no learning curve. The developer team can also be contacted through their email option provided on the official website, so if any matters arise, they can be resolved. It is free and it does its job, so there is no reason for anyone to not give it a try.