Catalina Desktop Picture is Photoshopped?

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Is it me or does the Catalina desktop picture look photoshopped?

The shoreline of the leftmost island and the edge to the sky look fake to me.
 

10win

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Aren't all photoshoped?
Anyway catalina wallpaper is washed and dark. And no dynamic wallpaper (only day and night).
 
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TheSkywalker77

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Aren't all photoshoped?
Anyway catalina wallpaper is washed and dark. And no dynamic wallpaper (only day and night).
Actually, in the newest beta of Catalina, they added a bunch of new wallpapers and made the Catalina one fully dynamic. I've been using it and absolutely love it.
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iMacDragon

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Is it me or does the Catalina desktop picture look photoshopped?

The shoreline of the leftmost island and the edge to the sky look fake to me.
I believe the whole image is 3d rendered, I recall reading some while back.
 

10win

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Great, thank you - would you mind explaining how to install it to use in Mojave?
Just copy them on your mac (Pictures folder for example) and set as wallpaper from settings-general-wallpaper (browser folder). One of them is a full dynamic wallpaper and i think it look great.
 

alpi123

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I believe the whole image is 3d rendered, I recall reading some while back.
There's no information on whether it's real or not. Someone has to ask Apple.
But I highly doubt it's a 3D render, Apple has been photographing real nature for the past few years. Of course, there could be Photoshopping to make it more appeal, but it's definitely not CGI.
 
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iMacDragon

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There's no information on whether it's real or not. Someone has to ask Apple.
But I highly doubt it's a 3D render, Apple has been photographing real nature for the past few years. Of course, there could be Photoshopping to make it more appeal, but it's definitely not CGI.
I grant I can't recall where I thought I read that, not been able to find it again so I could be misremembering, but it pretty much has to be some kind of manipulation if not a full on render.