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How to change wallpaper on Mac

How to change wallpaper on Mac

In this article, we will guide you on how to change the wallpaper on a Mac as well as the different options for setting the wallpaper.

If you want your Mac to be more personal, one of the easiest ways to do that is by changing the wallpaper. Apple has a large collection of wallpapers available for Mac, but if you have another choice, be able to use your photos with ease. Here's how to change the wallpaper on a Mac.

Use wallpapers available on Mac

Apple has an impressive collection of pre-made wallpapers you can choose from and use. This collection includes animations, numerical images and still images.

Animations are a pretty cool choice when you want your wallpaper to change according to the position of the sun during the day. Still images are ideal if you are a fan of simplicity.

Select a photo from Desktop Pictures

In Desktop Pictures you will find a series of landscape photos with impressive designs and colors. From Dynamic Desktop, you can choose a natural scene, choose from the following steps:

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock either Choose Apple logo> System Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Choose Desktop & Screen Saver.
  3. Select a tab Desktop from the top of the window.
  4. On the left side there are items like Apple, Photos and Folders. Click on Apple to expand (if necessary) and select Desktop Pictures.
  5. Click the photo you want to use as your wallpaper and your Mac will immediately change.
How to change wallpaper on Mac Collection of stills and animations on Mac

Choose or create your own colors

If you want to choose your favorite color, you can choose in this section. In addition, you can also create a color that suits your preferences.

  1. Into the System Preferences> Desktop & Screen Saver> Desktop.
  2. Under Apple, select Colors.
  3. You will see a color palette and buttons Custom Color. Click to select a color and press Custom to create your own color.
  4. If you use your own color, a small window will open for you to use the palette, sliders, and more.
How to change wallpaper on Mac Create or choose colors yourself on Mac

When finished selecting a wallpaper or color, you can close the Desktop & Screen Saver window. However, if you prefer, you can activate the constantly changing wallpaper choices.

Change wallpaper continuously

At the bottom of the window Desktop & Screen Saver, You can check the box Change picture and choose the amount of time available. In addition, you can also check the box Random order for the desktop to change suddenly, it will not be in any order you see on the window Desktop & Screen Saver.

How to change wallpaper on Mac Screen settings change continuously

Use pictures or albums as wallpaper

Maybe you like to set a Mac wallpaper with pictures of your family, pets and favorite photos. You can select a single photo or use an entire album from the Photos app.

Choose an image

There are two ways for you to choose an image as your Mac wallpaper.

  1. Into the System Preferences> Desktop & Screen Saver> Desktop.
  2. On the left, click Photos to expand that section if needed.
  3. You can choose pictures from Favorites, People, Shared and Albums.
How to change wallpaper on Mac Choose an image as your wallpaper

Select entire albums

Want to use both albums and backgrounds that are constantly changing? You can select an album from the left side and use the feature Change picture under. As mentioned above, you can adjust how long the photo changes.

Choose how images are displayed

Whether you choose an image or an entire album, you can set how they appear on the screen.

Once you've completed the steps to select a photo or album above, you'll see another window appear. Click and choose Fill Screen, Fit to Screen, Stretch to Fill Screen, Center or Tile. These are the ways your image appears on the screen.

Other ways to create a desktop on a Mac

In addition to the ways above, you can refer to the following apps and tips for the Mac desktop.

If you have a folder containing photos on your Mac and want to use it as wallpaper, add that folder to Desktop & Screen Saver:

  1. Into the System Preferences> Desktop & Screen Saver> Desktop.
  2. Select the plus icon in the lower left corner.
  3. Find and select the folder you want to add.

You should see that folder visible on the left, under Folders section. You can select an image in it or a whole folder and use the feature Change picture to set the time.

To delete an added folder, select that folder in Folders and press the minus sign.

Choose a photo directly from the Photos app

You're in the Photos app of your Mac and see a photo set as wallpaper. Here's how to do it right in the Photos app. Select the photos you want to use and follow the instructions below:

  1. Right-click on the picture and select Set Desktop Picture.
  2. Press File> Share> Set Desktop Picture from the menu bar.
  3. Click Share at the top of the Photos app window and select Set Desktop Picture.
How to change wallpaper on Mac Select photos directly from the Photos app

Use pictures from Safari

You see a photo online and want to use it as your wallpaper, Safari lets you do that with ease. Be careful with images that have limited use. Right-click the photo you want and select Use Image as Desktop Picture from shortcut menu to set as wallpaper.

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