How to save a desktop photo

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  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I've been wondering about this for quite awhile now. I installed a new desktop picture on my iMac, but how do I save the picture in system prefs desktop pictures? If I want to put a new desktop picture on the screen I lose the one that I had on there previously. It's no big deal, but was just wondering how to save the desktop pictures without losing them.
    thanks for a reply....
     
  2. CoastalOR, Aug 12, 2015
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    The Finder Help has some good instructions with graphic that I found useful. Here is how to find it:
    Make sure your in Finder
    Select Help from the upper menu.
    Type/Enter "desktop picture"
    Select/click the first Topic which should be; "Give your desktop a custom look" (the Help window should open)
    Select "Change your desktop picture" which will display instructions

    I made a new folder - "Desk Pictures" and placed it in my Pictures folder. I keep my personal desktop pictures in the Desk Pictures folder. I added the Desk Pictures folder to the Desktop (Desktop is in the Desktop & Screen Saver System Preference) System Preferences by clicking the + button in the Desktop System Preferences. Have fun.
     
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  5. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that CoastalOR..This suggestion from you worked about the folder..

    I added the Desk Pictures folder to the Desktop (Desktop is in the Desktop & Screen Saver System Preference) System Preferences by clicking the + button in the Desktop System Preferences. Have fun.
     

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