How do you put an image as wallpaper withouth iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 66217, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    I want to put an image as wallpaper, but the "Preview" window doesn't has an option for this.....and I really don't like iPhoto, I don't like the way iPhoto organizes all your photos (putting your photos in folders by date is not what I want, and I can't change this).

    So is there any other way to put an image as wallpaper? (is it possible to do it from safari? without having to download the pic.)
    And also, is there any good programs to see your pics. (more like the one that comes with the PC's:eek: )


  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Right-click (or ctrl-click) on the Desktop and choose Change Desktop Background... (or access the same place through System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver.)
  3. 17luv macrumors member

    May 15, 2006
    when you say like on a PC assuming you mean imageviewer and if so what features are you looking for that iPhoto or the previewer don't offer? BTW if you are like me with a ton of photos in iPhoto I find it easier just to copy the photo file to my desktop and then following the steps the previous poster mentioned look on desktop instead. That is assuming you don't have more photos on your desktop than iPhoto :p
  4. 66217 thread starter Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Like clicking "right" and going to the next picture (without having to make a slideshow) or being able to select a pic and put it as a wallpaper from there and those kind of thinks, that aren't so important but that many people like.

    Maybe "imageviewer" is one of the things I like about Windows (and MSN).

    Thanks for the replies anyway. I have so much to learn about macs that sometimes I get upset.
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    So, selecting all your photos and hitting command-o to open them all in Preview isn't an option? Then you hit the down arrow and scroll through them.

    Or, selecting all the photos, right-clicking and selecting Slideshow isn't an option?

    You are not limited to using iPhoto's way of organising, you can choose to keep your photos where they are and still use iPhoto. There's an option in the iPhoto preferences to do this. iPhoto exists though so that you don't need to worry about organising images, I've been using it for nearly 2 years and have never even looked in the iPhoto library folder. Everything you could want to do with images you do through iPhoto including:

    Creating Albums
    Back-up of images
    Burning image discs
    Setting one or many images as wallpaper and having them automatically scroll
    Browsing images

    Basically everything you would want to do to images is all contained within one program. Forget about having to organise images, just work with the images instead.

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