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Photo Desktop
Photo Desktop
2.6
4.3
0.0
Photo Desktop free download for Mac

Photo Desktop for Mac2.6

04 March 2020

Create a collage of photos on your desktop.

What is Photo Desktop for Mac

Photo Desktop allows you to put photos on your desktop, instead of having to choose one photo to use as your wallpaper, you can now add as many little pictures to your desktop as you want

Photo Desktop 2 adds too much to the previous version to describe, below you'll find a summary of some of the more significant changes and additions.

Multiple photosets:
  • With Photo Desktop 2 you're no longer bound to a single composition, with an unlimited amount of photosets you can create different desktops for different moments.
  • Use Smart photosets to let Photo Desktop create and update Photosets for you, based on a folder you point out or on the iPhoto album of your choice.
  • Use the changer the automatically switch between different photosets. You can also use the changer to shuffle the Photosets, including Smart photosets, so your Desktop will never look the same.
iSight support:
  • Photo Desktop 2 now comes with built-in iSight support. Allow you to create photos in the PhotoChooser simply as one of the many photo collections you have.
  • Use the snapshot feature to instantly create a photo using your iSight camera and add it to your desktop.
  • Also new is the Photo Desktop Spy, the Spy can automatically create snapshots and add them to your current desktop or a designated other photoset.
Core Image Quality & Animation:
  • Photo Desktop 2 is built utilizing Apple's Core-Image technology. For Photo Desktop 2 this means that your resulting Desktop will have a far greater quality than before. Also this means that fun effects could be added to the Editor.
  • With a new engine powering Photo Desktop 2, a screensaver has been added to complete the Photo Desktop package. The Photo Desktop Saver makes your desktop come to live by animating the photos off your current photoset.
  • Utilizing your videocards power also enables the 'Live-updates' feature, when turned on your Desktop gets updated instantly without the delay you saw in Photo Desktop 1.
Much more customization:
  • Photo Desktop 2 add many other functions to further customize your photos. The photo info panel has been extended with frame-shape, shadow, effect and additional options.
  • Existing functionality like the caption functionality has been further extended to allow for caption on the photo as well as using shadow or 3D effects.

  • The Photo Desktop preferences have also been further extended to adjust the application to your wishes.

What's new in Photo Desktop

Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

Improved:
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) support
  • Photos support

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Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 22 2014
2.4.2
5.0
Sep 22 2014
5.0
Version: 2.4.2
Awesome good program, my family love it. Many features.
Julsa1
Julsa1
Jan 3 2013
2.4.1
5.0
Jan 3 2013
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
Typical app you enjoy everyday ! Developer is fully entitled to ask some money for this because the app is worth it ! Compliments !
Johnyyyy
Johnyyyy
Mar 22 2012
2.4
4.0
Mar 22 2012
4.0
Version: 2.4
Simply and great made! Enjoy this app, while working on my Mac
Screentom
Screentom
Jul 15 2011
2.4
4.5
Jul 15 2011
4.5
Version: 2.4
Nice and funny :-) I like it, thanks!
Alper
Alper
Mar 25 2011
2.3.3
1.0
Mar 25 2011
1.0
Version: 2.3.3
I use photo desktop since 2.0. I always use smart photosets and photos change every 1 minitues. But its has bug. Sometime photodesktop create empty album and my photos gone. I wait for stable version but photo desktop never do this.
Traianescu
Traianescu
Nov 15 2010
2.3.3
0.0
Nov 15 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3.3
i don't know why install only to dutch language.. i don't found any option to change the language to english(tried even to reinstall).. any help, please?
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Jul 13 2009
2.3.1
5.0
Jul 13 2009
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
Wow, what a way cool program! Downloaded it, tried it about 5 minutes, and was immediately sold. I never used the previous version, but I have to say that new interface is simply brilliant....didn't need to use help once, just all made sense and worked great. The special effects, relying on Core Image, are really outstanding. The program is just plain *fun* to use, and within minutes I created some marvelous new desktops. (The screensaver is great eye candy, too.) For a desktop image nut like me, this is a must have...and the price is very reasonable for all the ease of use and features. Going to buy it today.
Tankknight
Tankknight
May 23 2009
2.3
0.0
May 23 2009
0.0
Version: 2.3
I used to love showing my friends the various pics on my Mac thanks to PD. Then late last year it went completely unusable. I missed it, but I just turned to Adobe Illustrator and made jpg desktops. Last month an update came out and I thought great that PD is being supported again. Well the short version of the disaster is that it either all 4 cpus on my quad G5 pegged, G5 crashed, PD beach balled and had to force quit or PD just suddenly quit after starting.
fonsmeesters
fonsmeesters
Jun 5 2008
2.2.2
0.0
Jun 5 2008
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
When I try to add a new photo all I see is a spinning beachball..... Can't use it at all. Wish it would work, could be a nice app.
James-Brochin
James-Brochin
Jun 17 2007
2.1
0.0
Jun 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1
I want to delete/remove the Photo Desktop application. It won't let me because it says the program is open, even after I force quit. Help.
Reviewer
Reviewer
Jun 2 2007
2.0.1
0.0
Jun 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
The editor stops immediately after starting it. Could be a nice app. I run Mac OS 10.4.9.
Purdueboiler87
Purdueboiler87
May 17 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Does not work. I have a 12.8 MP camera and my picture file sizes are bigger. Every time I try to add a picture, it blows up.
Purdueboiler87
Purdueboiler87
May 17 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 17 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Cool if it worked. This program does not like "big" files. I have a 12.8 MP camera and it blows up every time I select a photo. Works for photos taken with Photo Booth. Would be cool if it worked.
Werner-Freytag
Werner-Freytag
May 16 2007
2.0.1
5.0
May 16 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
This is an absolutely great application! Easy and fun to use and creates very beautiful desktop wallpapers! A must-have!
anonymous-marlin-4851
anonymous-marlin-4851
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Check out this page for screen caps and more info: http://www.alwintroost.nl/content/photodesktop/features.xml
Plexihosting
Plexihosting
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
looks like a greatly-improved version and a pretty good deal
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
This is cool. It's like myspace meets my desktop in some ways. I can have all of my friends and travels staring right back at me on my desktop. :)
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
A sweet dutch treat !
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
An interesting idea but when I am using my Mac it's nearly always covered with app and FInder windows so rarely do I ever see the desktop. Maybe if you have a 30" display and have a single browser window open... It's really just useless eye candy or something to amuse the kids for a few minutes but seems near pointless to have this eating your CPU. Try 'PhotoStickies' which does a lot of what this does and more - yet has been around for a few years and is a couple of dollars less expensive.
Fuellemann
Fuellemann
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
fun and easy to use - the sole purpose of good software for leisure times!
nahoJ
nahoJ
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Nice Promo!
newstores
newstores
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Great idea. And works the way I want it. Love it!
TSMelo
TSMelo
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Seems like a good application... However, as some user pointed out in a previous comment, it will be far more useful (to me) when it supports Aperture libraries...
IamPter
IamPter
May 16 2007
2.0.1
0.0
May 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
This is a good price for this fun piece of software.
mike-evangelist
mike-evangelist
May 12 2007
2.0.1
5.0
May 12 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
What a lovely little utility. Makes it so easy to layout my current favorites photos on the desktop, much like the old days of pinning them to the cork board. I especially love being able to switch sets on a whim using the menu.
Darrinsden
Darrinsden
May 6 2007
2.0
0.0
May 6 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0
I love this app, though am waiting till it has support for aperture libraries.
Flounder
Flounder
Apr 28 2007
2.0
5.0
Apr 28 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0
The original Photo Desktop was great, allowed me to do what I wanted with out a single photo taking up the entire desktop. PD2 is even better with the many new options such as picture type it lets you select from standard, widescreen, portriat, etc. Also the idea behind photosets that allows you change groups of photos on the fly depending on your mood is also great. After being a fan of the original for so long I was excited to see a new version come out. Although the old version was free I feel like the cost is justified for the new version which is why I forked over my cold hard cash within 10 min of trying out the new version. I hope the dev keeps up the good work.
Countrybabe06
Countrybabe06
Jan 31 2007
1.5.2
0.0
Jan 31 2007
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
I have the application. It worked and I loved it! But something happened, my pictures all went black, and then i couldn't add pictures any more. It really upset me because this was such a neat app. I tried re-downloading it, but it didn't work. So if any one could tell me what I could do to fix it that would be great! Or just let me know how I can get a hold of the creator and ask him if no one knows. Thanks
Flounder
Flounder
Aug 18 2006
1.5.2
5.0
Aug 18 2006
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
Sweet I love this app... its better than using a picture as the desktop picture. How ever I would just like the ability to either change the borders of the pictures or change the size of the borders while retaining the size of the picture. Over all this is a great app.
anonymous-dingo-832
anonymous-dingo-832
Apr 18 2006
1.5.2
4.8
Apr 18 2006
4.8
Version: 1.5.2
This is a fanstastic application! I've been wishing for something like this for years! The visual clues and simplicity of the interface make this program very easy to use. Just drag and drop images from Finder or iPhoto onto an image of your desktop, and you can place and resize and rotate them anyway you like! You can even add captions! It's a like a corkboard, or sticking polaroids around the edges of your mirror. Beautifully done!
Squigles
Squigles
Apr 17 2006
1.5.2
5.0
Apr 17 2006
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
Fantastic !! It's a great little app :-)
Mehertel
Mehertel
Mar 2 2006
1.5.1
0.0
Mar 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
I downloaded the program, but i cant get it to work... i click on it and nothing happens...i really really want this, its so cool!! please help!!
Guest
Guest
Oct 3 2005
1.5.1
4.0
Oct 3 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
Anybody able to get this to extract with Stufit 10? I would really like to try it.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2005
1.5.1
4.0
Oct 1 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
This does have a few bugs. First off, the photo isn't always rectangular--in fact, most of the time, after adjusting and moving and resizing, the photo takes on a peculiar rhomboid shape, sometimes even protruding outside the white frame. That was the bug, now here are a few suggestions: 1. Allow the user to select just how much anti-aliasing is applied onto the photos, for at the moment, it seems that either they are slightly anti-aliased, or there none at all, and the photos turn out horribly jaggy. 2. It would be nice if I could crop or zoom in on any part of the photo I wish, up to and including a 100% zoom. At the moment, I am only able to select a range that either has the entire LENGTH of the photo when maximally zoomed out, or, when zoomed in closest, only the maximum WIDTH--which is silly and doesn't allow me to frame what I want to display most--say, just the subject.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2005
1.5.1
4.0
Oct 1 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
I like this great software! but I'd like to light a shadow... Or I want to switch a shadow on / off.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2005
1.5.1
4.0
Oct 1 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
Wonderful application. Although the features is simple, but it take up memory which lesser than a widget in Dashboard do. Thank you very much.
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2005
1.5.1
4.0
Oct 1 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
A great idea and an excellent program! Five *'s all the way...
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2005
1.5
4.0
Sep 19 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5
How can I contact the author for suggestions? There is no email address on his website
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2005
1.5
4.0
Sep 19 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5
To the developer, this is a great piece of software, however I would welcome the ability to save some sets of images such as: Family, Friends, Holidays etc. I believe this would be a most welcome feature. Thanks again
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2005
1.5
4.0
Sep 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5
This program is GREAT! Easy to use and stable. I will definitely be donating to the developer. Now why hasn't Apple thought of something like this???
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2005
1.5
4.0
Sep 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5
This is super-cool. The only thing I wish they'd change is the colour icon that sits in the tast tray (it clashes with the rest of the B&W icons)
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2005
1.5
0.0
Sep 17 2005
0.0
Version: 1.5
Very cool app and no problems. Thats nice.
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2005
1.5
0.0
Sep 17 2005
0.0
Version: 1.5
Sweet! Works like a dream on Panther 10.3.9! Great idea, and great piece of software, Cheers!
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2005
1.5
4.0
Sep 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5
Looks pretty neat, are you limited to OSX backgrounds?(i.e. "apple images")
Vitalis
Vitalis
Sep 16 2005
1.5
4.5
Sep 16 2005
4.5
Version: 1.5
How about adding a Zoom-IN function aswell? so that one can capture details of pictures better ^^ Otherwise great little app =3
Guest
Guest
Aug 24 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 24 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Excellent little program! a prime example of a program doing what it's meant to do with a simple interface and no fuss. a now have cute pictures of all my family while i'm travelling - superb.. One small ask - can i choose not to have a caption and thus avoid the big white strip at the bottom of each photo?
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 18 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Boy, I wish this worked on Mac OS X 10.3.9 ... Please!!! Pretty please!!!! Thanks!!!
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
amazing freeware! One of the best small utilities I use.. Simple, brilliant and beatiful.. keep up good work..
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
GREAT! i love it please add what the guy before me reqested, border control, larger/smaller border or no border at all.
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Very nice thingy, but slows my powerbook down to a crawl, photo editor crashes on dragging a photo from iview. now my harddisk is accessed constantly. think i'll try a reboot. carry on!
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Very very neat. I have two small requests.. 1. A preference to adjust the border. Perhaps a few pre-made borders to choose from. Some photos I'd just like a border and no caption. 2. On the photos I do want captions, I'd like to choose the font. Thanks, and keep up the great work!
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Very nice product. I would like to see the option to switch between different photo setups. Like, I'd like to quickly switch between a desktop with pictures of my pets, or my family, friends, or whatever I choose. You could add a drawer in the Photo Desktop Editor where one could add and delete different setups of photos.
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Eats up 100 percent of my cpu when just having the picture in the background.I hope this isn't how all the ppc and intel "universal binaries" are going to be.
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2005
1.0
4.0
Aug 17 2005
4.0
Version: 1.0
Arrrgh! This looks cool--wish I had tiger.
$12.85
4.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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