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How To Get Awesome Mac Book Wallpapers With Apps


Mac users normally agree that there are a lot of great reasons to like macOS. And when it comes to the simple things, like appearance, it’s no different. The wallpapers that are available on your Mac out of the box are gorgeous. With breathtaking landscapes and vibrant colors, you have a nice collection to pick from for your wallpaper.

So, what if you want to customize that wallpaper? You might want to make a copy of one and personalize it to include your company logo or even your name. But where are those wallpapers stored?

We’re here to help! Here’s where to find the default desktop wallpapers on Mac.

Where Are Mac Wallpapers?

Multicolor Wallpaper For Mac Book
Multicolor Wallpaper For Mac Book

Do one of the following to open the Desktop Pictures folder in Finder on your Mac:

Go to the menu bar and select Go > Go to Folder. When the box appears, paste (or type) the path below into the text field provided. Press the Go button.


The Macintosh HD icon can be found in the Finder sidebar. In order to access the Library folder, click the arrow next to it. Find Desktop Pictures and double-click it.

What Is Laptop Wallpaper Called?

Green Windows Icon Wallpaper On Laptop
Green Windows Icon Wallpaper On Laptop

Your wallpaper could use an upgrade. Because the desktop background is the image that appears behind your computer's icons, it is commonly referred to as a desktop wallpaper. Changing your desktop background is as simple as right-clicking and selecting "Personalize" from the shortcut menu that appears.

How Do I Put A Wallpaper On My MacBook?

How to Change Wallpaper MacBook

It's one of the quickest and easiest ways to personalize your MacBook, whether you're using an image provided by Apple or a photo from your own collection. If you prefer, you can use a solid color for the background. It's entirely up to you.

If you follow these steps, you can change your background. There are many ways in which you can set your wallpaper to rotate through a variety of images throughout the day.

In the upper-left corner of your screen, select the Apple icon and then System Preferences.

In the MacBook Apple menu, System Preferences are highlighted. Right-click Desktop & Screen Saver.

Preferences in the system Highlighting the Mac's Desktop and Screen Saver Right-clicking anywhere and selecting Change Desktop Background is an even quicker way to get to your Desktop & Screen Saver settings. Alternatively, you can right-click on the image you'd like to use as your wallpaper and select Set Desktop Picture to see the changes immediately.

Please select either Desktop Pictures or Solid Colors. Using the + icon on the bottom left of the window, you can add images from another file if your Pictures folder is empty.

The desktop and screen saver configurations Desktop pictures, solid colors, and highlighted folders on a MacBook. Desktop Pictures, Solid Colors or Folders can all be used to find an image you like.

Images can be uploaded for use on the desktop and screen saver. In order to change your wallpaper throughout the day, click the Change picture box and choose how frequently from the drop-down menu. In the folder you've selected, your wallpaper will switch between the images in that folder. Choosing the Random Order option causes your wallpaper to be shuffled in a random fashion.

Random Order and Timing options are highlighted in this wallpaper selection box. Your desktop will display your new wallpaper or wallpapers without you having to do anything.

What Is The Best Wallpaper For Mac?

No, I don't get tired of the standard Mac background images. You're right, of course! But it takes a lot of time to go through endless web pages and manually change all of the images. You'll be glad to know that there are applications that can deliver beautiful images selected by hand to your desktop on a regular basis, whether that's every hour, day, or week.

Please check out our list of the best wallpaper apps for Mac OS if you want to keep your desktop screen looking fresh and see inspiring images on a regular basis. Interested? As a quick refresher:

Best Mac Wallpaper Apps

Wallpaper Wizard 2

There are more than 25,000 wallpapers to choose from in this MacPaw application. Images are organized into collections for easy navigation. If you're willing to pay for the app, you'll get a lifetime supply of high-quality HD images for your Mac.

Unsplash Wallpapers And Irvue

Unsplash is the source of two different apps that bring stunning wallpapers to your Mac. High-resolution images taken by a large community of talented photographers can be found here. Both of the Unsplash-based apps have user-friendly interfaces and a wide range of options for customization.

Live Desktop

Animated wallpapersin HD quality bring a unique experience to your desktop. Sound effects can be easily activated or deactivated in most of them. Custom desktop backgrounds can also be created by uploading videos from the user's computer.


We can find multiple collections of the best MacBook wallpapers and high-definition background images. We have multiple options in high-resolution wallpapers for to choose from, and we can download them for free. There are a lot of great MacBook background images to choose from!

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Steve Martins

Steve Martins- I am a certified graphic designer and I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Design. I worked with many brands like Uniqlo and Huawei but also independent smaller Barcelonian brands like Caravelle and Madrid’s Hola Coffee and I have completed over 2000 projects in the last 5 years.

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