How to Use Photo Albums as Desktop Wallpapers on Mac: Keep Warm Memories Close to Your Eyes

If you wish to have your favorite photo album as desktop wallpapers on Mac, then you'll need to go through the steps we have mentioned here.

Photos app on Mac OS X is equally capable as the one on iPhone. The app manages all your memories with ease, letting you access them across other third-party apps as well. Everyone has some occasion or a group of occasions close to their heart. These memories are captured in the form of photo albums.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you can set these pictures as your desktop wallpaper on your Mac? In addition, the image changes at a predefined interval, reviving all the memories. That’s exactly what we will guide here in this article. Just check the process of doing it.

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How to Use Photo Albums as Desktop Wallpapers on Mac

How to Use Photo Albums as Desktop Wallpapers on Mac

Step #1. Open the System Preferences by clicking on Apple Menu.

Click on System Preferences in Mac

Step #2. Now click on “Desktop & Screen Saver” preference section.

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Click on Desktop & Screen Saver in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Under that, click on the “Desktop” tab.

Step #4. On the left-hand panel, click on the small triangle beside Photos section. This will unhide the additional options.

Step #5. You can now select Moment, Collection, Year, Place, or Shared iCloud album.

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Click on Desktop and Choose Photos on Mac

Step #6. After you are done with selecting the album, click on the drop-down menu and select how you want your picture to be displayed on the screen. You can use Fill Screen, Fit to Screen, Stretch to Fill Screen, Center or Tile option.

Select How Photos Should Display on Mac Wallpaper

Step #7. Now if you want to change wallpaper at a predefined time interval, then tick the box that says “Change Picture.” Right beside that, select the time interval from few seconds to minutes. You can also tell your Mac to change the wallpaper every time you log in or every time you wake up your Mac from sleep.

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Select Time Interval to Display Photos on Mac Desktop

That’s all folks! That’s how you set a Photo album as wallpaper on your Mac. You can leave your feedback either by commenting below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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