How to Set a Picture as Desktop Wallpaper in Mac OS X Lion
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One of the first things Mac OS X users do when they’re setting preferences and personalizing their computers is setting a favorite photo as the desktop wallpaper. This action starts with the Apple menu on the desktop menu bar.
Here’s how you can change your Desktop picture:
From the Desktop, choose Apple→System Preferences.
The System Preferences window appears.
Or Control+click the Desktop itself and choose Change Desktop Background from the contextual menu. Then you can skip to Step 3.
Click the Desktop & Screen Saver icon.
The Desktop & Screen Saver Preferences pane appears.
Click a folder in the column on the left and then click a picture in the area on the right.
You have at least three other ways to change your Desktop picture:
Choose the Pictures Folder in the list of folders on the left side of the Desktop & Screen Saver System Preference pane and then choose a folder by using the standard Open File dialog. That folder then appears in the list; you can use any picture files it contains for your Desktop picture.
Click one of the iPhoto Albums items in the column on the left side of the Desktop & Screen Saver System Preferences pane.