location of Apple Wallpapers

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SoftPretzel, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. SoftPretzel macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to get to the actual files for the wallpapers that Apple provides with it's computers? If so, where are they located?

    I am running Mac OS X 10.5.7

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. SoftPretzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually just found them in Mac HD > Library > Desktop Pictures

    :eek:

    edit:
    ooops, I just posted this as Celtic Pride provided his post... thanks!
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  6. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know where the picture that shows up when you log out and then in is? It is not (at least I can't find it) in the location shown in the post above. You know the "spacy" one?
    :eek:
     
  7. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    It displays whatever is at /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg


    A copy of the file (actually, it's normal storage location) is /Library/Desktop Pictures/Nature/Aurora.jpg. This is the copy that is the default wallpaper on new user accounts (this is so CoreServices is not in your Wallpaper's pref pane)
     
  8. MaCnation macrumors newbie

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    "It displays whatever is at /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg"

    Does that mean that I could then swap that picture file out for a different one and that would then display as the log in/out screen?
     
  9. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that is exactly what it means. Remember to back things up before screwing around though.
     

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