Contribute a Wallpaper

Before submitting a wallpaper, make sure to read these sections carefully. Any submission not fulfilling these rules will be rejected.


  • Contributor must have signed the Contributor License Agreement which can be done via the Rocky Linux Account System.
  • Contributions must not violate or infringe someone else's rights (including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights).
  • Contributions should have the consent and approval of the author or creator.
  • Contributions will be treated as being licensed under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise specified. Note that all contributions must have an approved license.

Subject matter

You are free to submit wallpaper covering a wide range of subjects. Not any subject, though.


  • Anything related to nature, mountains, rocks, and the like (generally fitting into the "rocky" idea)
  • Anything related to the codename (e.g. Blue Onyx)
  • Anything minimalist/abstract is allowed
  • References to the release number (like 9, and so on) are allowed
  • Complementary colors should be allowed in the image within reason
  • Contrasting colors should be allowed in the image within reason
  • Photography + Manipulation should be allowed within reason
  • Highly Encouraged: Day and Night versions of wallpapers


  • Avoid using the Rocky logo, unless it fits with an abstract/minimalist idea for the background
    • Plain backdrops with the Rocky logo are not permitted

Technical requirements

For general submissions, we require the highest resolution (4096x3072) to make things simpler, that way the user should be able to use a wallpaper without having to choose "the right one" for their monitor size. However, for the case of extra backgrounds, this requirement is more relaxed. If a submitter wishes not to use the highest resolution but opts to make multiple resolutions instead, they should follow the below list.

Minimum Required Resolutions:

  • 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • 16:10 (1920x1200)
  • 5:4 (2048x1536)
  • 4:3 (1280x1024)

Additional (Encouraged) Allowed Resolutions:

  • 3440x1440
  • 2560x1600
  • 2560x1440
  • 2560x1080
  • 1800x1440
  • Portrait mode versions of the above are optional

The placeholders in this commit shows an example of using the minimum resolutions.

Extras Package

If a wallpaper does not make it to the main package (whether it doesn't meet guidelines or is simply just Rocky inspired), they should be able to be submitted for addition into the rocky-backgrounds-extras package.


No elections are in their open submission phase at the moment.