A breathtaking photo for your desktop wallpaper, every day.

Unsplash is the world’s premier platform for HD photography. Millions of submitted photos have been narrowed down to the absolute best by the Unsplash community. Today, you get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

From space pics taken by NASA, to bewitching urban streetscapes, to astounding shots of nature taken by high-flying drones—find mesmerizing wallpaper for your Mac in seconds:

-Click the Unsplash button on the toolbar
-Pick a photo
-Ba-boom! Fresh wallpaper.

Two clicks. That’s it. No fidgeting around with the settings. We’ve made it dead simple. And if you’d like, the app will let you automatically change your wallpaper, every day or week (your pick!)

Here’s what the world’s wittiest wordsmiths are saying about Unsplash:

“The web’s premier free photo library”—WIRED
“One of the greatest resources.”—Forbes
“Simple, useful.”—The Next Web

So don’t just take it from us. The world’s best wallpaper awaits you. Beauty’s never been easier to behold.


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What’s New

Version 1.4.5

Time to live life on the grid. When you click the new grid icon, you’re now able to select the themes you’d like to fetch wallpapers from, giving you all the control. Stick to animal wallpaper for the foreseeable future, or mix it up and select a few different themes to keep you on your toes. We’ve even added a way to create your very own theme, using any public collection on Unsplash.

We’re always keen to know what you think about the app, so don't hesitate to send your feedback at

—— Version 1.4.1 ——

• Fixed an issue where the app would not open on macOS 10.12 and 10.13.

—— Version 1.4.2 ——

• Fixed an issue where the app would not open on macOS 10.14.

—— Version 1.4.3 ——

• Fixed an issue when setting a custom theme.
• Updated the design

—— Version 1.4.4 ——
• Fixed an icon

—— Version 1.4.5 ——
• Fixed an issue detecting the URL when setting a custom theme.
• Display the photo’s location when available.
• Design tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Jeff T Cross ,

Lovely app, wish it could learn what I like

I'll be honest, I really enjoy this app and always get compliments on my desktops from coworkers. I also find that these images relax me. However, I don't always like the images, not because they are not world-class, but rather just not my aesthetic.

I would love it if I could help train the algorithm for the kinds of colors and picture types I like and have it steer more into the style of images I tend to like. For example, I don't like images with a lot of white since it makes the icons on my desktop look funny. Also, if the images are too noisy and complex, it makes it hard to navigate files/folders.

Finally, and this is easily my #1 request. Please add an option to the preferences where I can select where I want my downloads to be stored. I would definitely add them directly to my desktop images folder and not the downloads folder.

M Prewitt ,

Inspirational wallpapers to infinity!

It's a very nice app, works well. I cannot understand some of the complaints, because if you don't like the supplied images, you can easily create your own collection of images that you like from Unsplash and use that as the source of wallpapers. And there are TONS of beautiful, high-quality images on Unsplash. Hundreds, thousands.

My only complaint with this app is how it handles portrait orientation images. It seems to blow them up too much. They are blurry, even though the source image is high res, plenty wide for on-screen use. But I just always choose landscape for my custom collection, and it works perfectly.

It would be great if there was a 'smart search' feature where you could choose criteria (keywords, keywords to exclude, high key or low key, color/black, landscape/portrait, etc.) to get more dynamic new content. Would be very cool.

Tjacks28 ,

Love it - would love some tweaks tho

I've loved Unsplash for some time. When I got a Mac at work, and then again for my personal computer, and discovered they have an app that lets you change your backgroun photo like I do on Windows, I was sold. That said, I love photos of various landscapes much more than single flowers, or unusual buildings, etc. As such, it would be awesome if this app allowed people to put tags for the things they want to see, and allow the photos to be filtered by said tags. Given that, when photos are uploaded to Unsplash for sharing tags are added to allow web users to find them better, it would be cool for this to be added. Alternatively, allowing users to "favorite" specific photos for mix into the rotation more frequently would also be good.

App Privacy

The developer, Unsplash Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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