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Access dozens of awesome high-res screen saver images on your Mac for desktop backgrounds Apps
As first pointed out by OS X Daily, Mountain Lion's built-in screen savers cycle through a couple dozen awesome photos, across several categories, with images of space, nature, and more. The images are huge—and thus make great desktop backgrounds.

To find the images, use the Go To Folder command in the Finder (from the Go menu) and navigate here:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.Framework/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/

There, you'll find four folders full of high-resolution imagery. You can copy them elsewhere, or even access the images from right where they are. Simply fire up the Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane, click the Plus (+) icon at the left, and add the folders—or individual images—as desired.
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Access dozens of awesome high-res screen saver images on your Mac for desktop backgrounds
Authored by: fferitt25 on Aug 13, '13 10:11:06AM

The various "collections" I am seeing in this location are the same ones I already see available in the Screen Saver PREFS Pane.

So was this Post simpy for people to access the Images they were seeing in the Screen Savers ?

Otherwise this makes no sense to dig into the System simply to add in the "collections" already available.



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Access dozens of awesome high-res screen saver images on your Mac for desktop backgrounds
Authored by: catalert on Aug 13, '13 11:03:36AM

The tip was how to use those screen saver images as desktop backgrounds. I don't think that option is available in the Desktop & Screen Saver preference panel unless one adds the folder manually. (This is in Mountain Lion; I don't recall whether the screen saver images might have been available as desktop backgounds in previous releases.)

Edited on Aug 13, '13 11:05:59AM by catalert



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Access dozens of awesome high-res screen saver images on your Mac for desktop backgrounds
Authored by: j-beda on Aug 14, '13 10:56:39AM

Boy - that "answer a question before we let you see the page" it really annoying. It may prevent me from participating in this forum in the future.

Anyway, on my ML installation, many, but not all, of the images are available in the "standard" set in the system preferences.



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