Desktop Pictures

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A desktop picture, known more commonly as wallpaper on Windows, is the picture displayed on the desktop.

Desktop picture websites

It can often be difficult to find desktop pictures large enough for some Mac displays. Here are some links to sites which provide high quality images.

Setting the desktop picture

In Mac OS X, the desktop picture can be set in the Desktop pane of the Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane in System Preferences. The column on the left lists folders of Apple provided pictures, iPhoto albums, and the ability to choose a folder, useful when you want to use a picture not located in any of the other listed folders.

Alternatively, you can drag an image file from Finder onto the thumbnail of the current desktop picture, located at the top left of the window.