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Authored by: kimballk on Jan 11, '07 08:14:23AM

For a custom-color desktop picture that won't disappear with upgrades merely create an "image" of a solid color of any size using any appropriate program, such as Photoshop Elements or Graphic Converter. Save it under any name in any format readable by the desktop System Preference, say black.jpg or strawberry.png, in any folder (the Pictures folder is the easiest).

Then go to Desktop & ScreenSaver in the System Preferences folder, select "Choose folder…" and navigate to the solid color(s) you have created. Select the "Stretch to fill screen" mode.

There are obviously many permutations. You can have a folder full of solid color pictures and randomly change among them every minute… etc.

The easy way to get a solid color image in the program of your choice is to select a color in a new (blank) image and then use the "pour" tool.

Kimball Kramer

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