Photo Desktop
Photo Desktop
2.6

4.4

Photo Desktop free download for Mac

Photo Desktop2.6

04 March 2020

Create a collage of photos on your desktop.

Overview

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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44 Reviews of Photo Desktop

5
Steinar-Helgesen
22 September 2014
Version: 2.4.2

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Awesome good program, my family love it. Many features.
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5
Steinar-Helgesen
22 September 2014
Version: 2.4.2
Awesome good program, my family love it. Many features.
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5
Julsa1
03 January 2013
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 !
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4
Johnyyyy
22 March 2012
Version: 2.4
Simply and great made! Enjoy this app, while working on my Mac
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4.5
Screentom
15 July 2011
Version: 2.4
Nice and funny :-) I like it, thanks!
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1
Alper
25 March 2011
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.
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Traianescu
15 November 2010
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?
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5
Steven-Goodheart
13 July 2009
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.
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Tankknight
23 May 2009
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.
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fonsmeesters
05 June 2008
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.
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James-Brochin
17 June 2007
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.
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Reviewer
02 June 2007
Version: 2.0.1
The editor stops immediately after starting it. Could be a nice app. I run Mac OS 10.4.9.
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Purdueboiler87
17 May 2007
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.
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5
Werner-Freytag
16 May 2007
Version: 2.0.1
This is an absolutely great application! Easy and fun to use and creates very beautiful desktop wallpapers! A must-have!
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Leo-Spill
16 May 2007
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.
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5
mike-evangelist
12 May 2007
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.
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Darrinsden
06 May 2007
Version: 2.0
I love this app, though am waiting till it has support for aperture libraries.
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5
Flounder
28 April 2007
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.
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Countrybabe06
31 January 2007
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
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4.75
Flounder
18 August 2006
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.
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4.75
anonymous-dingo-832
18 April 2006
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!
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5
Squigles
17 April 2006
Version: 1.5.2
Fantastic !! It's a great little app :-)
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Mehertel
02 March 2006
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!!
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Anonymous
03 October 2005
Version: 1.5.1
Anybody able to get this to extract with Stufit 10? I would really like to try it.
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4
Anonymous
01 October 2005
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.
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Anonymous
01 October 2005
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.
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4.75
Anonymous
01 October 2005
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.
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5
Anonymous
01 October 2005
Version: 1.5.1
A great idea and an excellent program! Five *'s all the way...
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Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 1.5
How can I contact the author for suggestions? There is no email address on his website
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4.75
Anonymous
19 September 2005
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
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5
Anonymous
17 September 2005
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???
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4.75
Anonymous
17 September 2005
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)
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5
Fightingcat
17 September 2005
Version: 1.5
Very cool app and no problems. Thats nice.
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4.75
Dime
17 September 2005
Version: 1.5
Sweet! Works like a dream on Panther 10.3.9! Great idea, and great piece of software, Cheers!
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5
Anonymous
17 September 2005
Version: 1.5
Looks pretty neat, are you limited to OSX backgrounds?(i.e. "apple images")
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4.5
Vitalis
16 September 2005
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
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4.5
Anonymous
24 August 2005
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?
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Anonymous
18 August 2005
Version: 1.0
Boy, I wish this worked on Mac OS X 10.3.9 ... Please!!! Pretty please!!!! Thanks!!!
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5
Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 1.0
amazing freeware! One of the best small utilities I use.. Simple, brilliant and beatiful.. keep up good work..
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4.75
Anonymous
17 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
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!
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4.25
Anonymous
17 August 2005
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!
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
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.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 1.0
Arrrgh! This looks cool--wish I had tiger.
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$12.85

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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