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TETENAL

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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.
 

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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avz

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Oh, i didn't know that. Is there a way to use catalina (fully) dynamic wallpaper on mojave?

Yes. I am using dynamic Catalina wallpaper with Mojave. It works great. Just copy it to Library/Desktop Pictures.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Alman Li

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the night mode wallpaper is fake to me.
if the photo is taken at night, the photographer has to use slow shutter speed, which will make the sea wave blurry.
but the sea wave is very clear, it's absolutely photoshopped from a daytime photo, and photoshopped a starry night as background.
 
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mmomega

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I believe the whole image is 3d rendered, I recall reading some while back.
At the moment I don't buy that just because I have seen other people go to recreate Apple wallpapers from the last California based releases and they get them pretty close with just some drones and a normal camera.
They have a YouTube channel about what they do to get almost the exact same shot.
 
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TETENAL

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It‘s possible that Apple used a drone and GPS to take multiple shots from the exact same location, but I don’t believe it. The images just look photoshopped to me.
 
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donawalt

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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.

Actually, I am not on the beta of Catalina, I am on release version 10.15.3, and the Dynamic version of Catalina has been available prior to this release, not sure when I first discovered it:
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chrfr

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Actually, I am not on the beta of Catalina, I am on release version 10.15.3, and the Dynamic version of Catalina has been available prior to this release, not sure when I first discovered it:
That post was written before 10.15 was released. The desktop picture changed during the beta cycle for the original Catalina release.
 
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