If you are often looking for free desktop background images because you want your Mac desktop background to change regularly, then you might be interested in the automatic (but not free!) Solution WallpaperWizard 2. The app, which you can purchase from the official website of the developer MacPaw as well as from SetApp, ensures that your Mac wallpaper changes automatically - with full HD images and wallpapers in 4K, which are ideally matched to the retina display of the Apple computer are. Details about the software, download, usage and reviews can be found below.
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Mac desktop wallpapers: Full HD, 4K, huge range
The wonderful displays of Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook (Pro) are high-resolution and beautiful to look at, but only if you have wallpapers in Full HD, 4K or 5K. Searching for them and involving them anew every time takes time and nerves. The makers of Wallpaper Wizard 2 know this only too well, after all, they add 25.000 new images to their collection every month. "If there is an HD image on the web worth watching, we found it and put it in Wallpaper Wizard“Can be seen on the Website of the makers read.
Wallpaper Wizard 2 download
The App for full HD wallpapers (1920×1080 pixels) and desktop wallpapers in 4K resolution you can download a demo for free by clicking on “Free Download” at the bottom of the developer page or by buying the full version right next to it. A compromise between free download and buying the full version is the app subscription SetApp. You can read what that is exactly in this post. You can find the Wallpaper Wizard 2 app as part of the SetApp software package auf dieser seite. Once installed, you have access to thousands of desktop backgrounds that can be selected by category, keyword and other filters. You can also be surprised by fully automatic updates of your Mac background image.
Not free, but the price is justified
The developer MacPaw (also known for the CleanMyMac App) estimates a price of € 2 for the single license of Wallpaper Wizard 9,95, the license for two Macs costs € 14,95 and for five Mac licenses you pay € 22,95 - so not free, but quite cheap for the good one Entertainment at work. If you choose the software for automatically changing the Mac desktop background via SetApp, then you also save a lot and can still use it to the full extent (with thousands of wallpapers for free). For the huge selection of images, the setting options and the time that you save because you no longer have to use Google image search, I don't think the price is bad even when purchased individually.
Automatically change Mac desktop background
Searching for Mac wallpapers in Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) as well as in 4K for the Retina displays and iMac 5K wallpapers and setting them up as a background is tedious. In order to present the advantages of Wallpaper Wizard 2 directly, I have compared the manual and the automated procedure:
|WallpaperWizard 2||Change the Mac desktop background yourself|
|New Mac wallpapers in seconds||Ja||Perhaps|
|Automatically new Mac and iMac desktop wallpapers||Ja||No|
|Wallpapers in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 4K for Retina and large iMac||Ja||Perhaps|
|Categories like Space Wallpaper, Old Boat, Moon, Beach Wallpapers, etc.||Ja||After each new, arduous search|
|Either the same or different wallpapers for connected monitors||Yes, adjustable with one click||After individual adjustment|
|Image rights regulated (for office, shop or exhibition computers)||Ja||Only after independent examination or use of the appropriate Stock footage platforms|
|Free of charge||No, but cheap||Yes, except in the case of obvious copyright infringement|
|Download||About MacPaw / With a SetApp subscription||-|
advantages and disadvantages
It shows up in comparison to the independent image search with terms such as Mac wallpaper, Mac wallpapers, Desktop wallpapers, Mac Wallpapers High Resolution, Wallpaper Full HD, Retina Wallpapers or iMac 5K Wallpapers so some advantages. If you look at the reviews of the program (especially for earlier versions), you can also see disadvantages. Among other things, the quality of some wallpapers and backgrounds are criticized, the change of images is criticized and the multi-license function is assessed as faulty. A relatively new comment in the Mac App Store from September 23, 2017 says the following:
- The image quality of the images output by Wallpaper Wizard 2 is almost always very good, images are rarely seen with insufficient resolution - but these can be removed from the selection.
- The rotation of the images works on several Apple Mac / iMac models, even with several monitors.
- A second account to supply several Macs with wallpapers and backgrounds is not necessary with the appropriate license.
- The time savings for those who always want new, cool desktop wallpapers for the Apple Mac, cannot be denied.
If you regularly search for “Wallpapers”, “Desktop Background Images” or “Wallpaper Full HD” or “Desktop Backgrounds” for the Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook (Pro), then that can eat up a lot of time. With the app WallpaperWizard 2 MacPaw allows you to change the Mac desktop background fully automatically. Different background images can even be set up for several screens / displays at the same time. You determine the basic theme (space, nature, fantasy, etc.) and can also preselect individual images or create favorites. So you always have your favorite pictures as well as new, cool desktop wallpapers alternately.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.