Impossible to choose custom photo for wallpaper

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doctoree, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    HI everyone,

    I can't choose a custom photo for my Desktop wallpaper on Leopard.

    When I choose a Photo in my Wallpaper a popup tells me: Duplicate Folder The folder you selected is already present in the picture source list.

    This is wrong. And in the past it worked. It really sucks.

    Doc
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    On my wife's machine, when I imported photos to her iphoto library, I set it to NOT copy the photos. This means that when I try to pick one as a wallpaper, it doesn't work. If you are picking a photo from your iphoto library, it might not work if it is on a network drive. If you really want a photo to show up on the desktop, toss a copy in your home directory or copy the file to your iphoto library before picking it from system preferences and it should show up.
     
  3. rost12 macrumors member

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    There was also a bug where if you had iPhoto and Aperture installed at the same time, you couldn't add a custom folder to grab wallpapers from...
     
  4. doctoree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your responses guy's !
    @r0k I'm not an Iphoto user.
    @rost12 I do have both of them installed. Is there a solution to this problem? Can I just delete Iphoto to solve this problem or will other issues arise then?

    Doc
     
  5. doctoree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uninstalling Aperture solved my issue.
    I will use iphoto for tagging my pictures now.
    Doc
     
  6. kasperhollics macrumors newbie

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    Best way

    Just drag the image file from finder to the "desktop & screensaver" preview.

    Done!
     
  7. Contivity macrumors newbie

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