Some call it wallpaper. Others call it desktop pictures. Whatever you call it, photos or images as wallpaper or desktop images make a statement.
It’s one of the ways that we customize our Macs. Otherwise, a photo on the desktop is mostly boring, since the desktop is often cluttered with open windows. What if you could turn your desktop into a photo gallery?
Dead Desktop? Or, Living Gallery?
Photo Desktop is a Mac app that’s totally self descriptive. It lets you put photos on your Mac’s desktop. That’s wallpaper to our switcher brethren.
Wait. Can’t you already put photos on the desktop?
Yes. But it’s a one-photo-at-a-time proposition.
A photo gallery of cherished snapshots is far more Mac-like, more personalized, and a good way to wow your friends (because our friends love to see our family photos, right?).
With one photo on the desktop your Mac’s desktop isn’t necessarily boring, but it’s certainly not a living component of your Mac.
Isn’t this much cooler?
Decorate The Desktop
Photo Desktop lets the desktop work like normal, except where a single, static photo or image stayed in the background, your desktop comes alive with a photo gallery of sorts.
You can create smart photo sets which automatically update. It’s even iPhoto and Aperture aware so you can browse your photos and use the Photo Desktop Editor to create your desktop.
See? No more boring desktop wallpaper.
The feature set is extensive and includes a Photo Chooser, PhotoBooth and iSight camera capability, the Photo Set Changer, and a Photo Desktop Spy which snaps a photo and saves it to the desktop of photos.
A Menubar control gives you access to the Editor so you can change to a different photo set.
Photo Desktop is another way to customize your Mac experience and personalize your Mac to show off family photos, children, loved ones, or your favorite politician.
The guy who develops it has a number of similarly attractive Mac apps, including one of my favorites—Dashboard Kickstart. Think of it as a pre-starter for all your Dashboard Widgets so you don’t have to wait around while weather and stocks get updated.
It’s obvious he’s also a card playing kinda Mac user (hence all the Rummy games).