It’s been called the “most viewed image of the world.”

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube

To mark the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows XP, the computer giant released a short video providing the history behind the iconic desktop that’s been viewed by more than 1 billion people worldwide since its inception.

“The one thing everybody will always remember of Windows XP is desktop image ‘Bliss,’ with it’s green rolling hills and bluer than blue sky,” the YouTube video’s description stated. “Doesn’t the most viewed picture of all times asks for a worthy goodbye? We certainly think so!”

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The video features photographer Charles O’Rear explain the story behind the “wallpaper we’ll never forget,” noting that it’s a real, unaltered picture.

According to O’Rear, the photograph was snapped in California’s Napa Valley using a Mamiya RZ67 camera, color Fuji Film and a tripod.

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