Ubuntu – Where is Bing’s Picture of the Day stored on the system

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In Kubuntu, I set the desktop background as "Bing's Picture of the Day".

Bing's Picture of the Day

Some pictures are so good that I desire to store them for further reference.

However, the pictures are not located within ~/Pictures.

Where are these background images saved?

Best Answer

The images are saved in ~/.cache/plasmashell/plasma_engine_potd.

~/.cache/plasmashell/plasma_engine_potd $ ll
total 47492
drwxrwxr-x 2 dkb dkb     4096 Dec 20 15:43 ./
drwxrwxr-x 9 dkb dkb     4096 Dec 20 12:11 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 dkb dkb  3540733 Dec 20 15:43 apod
-rw-rw-r-- 1 dkb dkb  3462109 Dec 20 12:11 bing
-rw-rw-r-- 1 dkb dkb 41607252 Dec 20 14:30 wcpotd
~/.cache/plasmashell/plasma_engine_potd $ file *
apod:   PNG image data, 3049 x 1033, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced
bing:   PNG image data, 1920 x 1080, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced
wcpotd: PNG image data, 7963 x 4886, 8-bit/color RGB, non-interlaced
~/.cache/plasmashell/plasma_engine_potd $ 

Credit: https://www.reddit.com/r/kde/comments/5rv5v4/really_like_the_picture_of_the_day_wallpaper/ddbfyol/


To use these images, copy them over to the folder in which you store your wallpapers and modify the filenames to have .png as the file extension. This step is necessary for the GUI to list them.


By the way, a deleted answer by miharix linked to a site where it's possible to view previous Bing wallpapers along with a brief description of each wallpaper.