Not all office or home environments are created equal, so if you’re a Mac user who wants photos nearby but needs to avoid cubicle clutter, there’s Photo Desktop. As the name implies, this inexpensive app puts your photos on the Mac’s Desktop.
On Hiding Visibility
Photo Desktop comes with a simple editor that lets you grab photos and place them on the Mac’s Desktop as you see fit.
There’s nothing special about that feature, but the app does one thing I really truly deeply appreciated.
It displays photos behind the Desktop instead of on top of whatever files and photos and folders are on your Desktop.
Think of it as a large piece of glass on top of your real desktop, but with photos behind the glass. You can still see the photos, but occasionally they’ll be covered up by paper, folders, and anything else you put on top.
But the photos are still there, still visible. That’s exactly what Photo Desktop does to your Mac’s screen.
Photo Desktop comes with a number of useful and attractive features. Photo selection is drag and drop. You can create smart sets of photos and have them automatically update on the Desktop.
There’s also a built-in Photo Desktop Screensaver which takes what’s on the Desktop, and often hidden by files, folders, and other clutter, and brings it to the whole screen as a screensaver.
To add a little more icing to the cake, security conscious Mac users will appreciate the Photo Desktop Spy feature which snaps photos using the Mac’s iSight camera and adds them to the Desktop photos. If it had a motion or sound sensor to trigger the photo capture it would be perfect.