Apple unveiled its next desktop operating system on June 4th: macOS Mojave. As usual it includes a gorgeous new default desktop wallpaper image. What’s new, however, is that Mojave will support something that Apple calls “Dynamic Desktops,” meaning that your wallpaper image will change throughout the day based on time and lighting conditions.
In the case of macOS Mojave, the default wallpaper image is a beautiful sand dune in the Mojave Desert, and with Dynamic Desktops enabled, users will see the sun slowly move across the sky during the day, taking their desktop wallpaper from day to night. You’ll need Mojave to use Dynamic Desktops, but for those who prefer static wallpaper images, or for those on older operating systems, Apple still includes static shots of both the day and night versions of the macOS Mojave wallpaper.
If you can’t wait until the final version of the operating system is released this fall, or if your current Mac won’t be compatible with Mojave, you can still get a taste of these great new wallpapers.
You can expect macOS Mojave to be released in September. It will be a free update for all compatible Macs and will be distributed via the Mac App Store.
Change your desktop picture from Desktop preferences
- Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Desktop & Screen Saver.
- From the Desktop tab, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right.
To add a folder of your own images, click the Add button below the list of folders. For more information about the settings in this window, click the question-mark icon in the corner of the window.
Click on the wallpaper below in order to download the wallpaper.