Updated Fenruary 2017 to reflect changes to Photos for Mac.

Photos for Mac may look very different from Aperture or iPhoto, but it still offers many of the same features — including a quick way to set a photo as your desktop picture!

This is the best for those moments when you come across the perfect picture and instantly know you want it as your wallpaper.

Here's how to set your desktop picture in Photos for Mac!

Setting your desktop is as simple as selecting the photo you want to use and clicking the Share button in the toolbar, then selecting the "Set Desktop Picture" option.

How to set your desktop picture in Photos for Mac

  1. Open Photos on your Mac
  2. Click the Share Selected Photos icon in the upper right corner

  3. Click Set Desktop Picture
  4. You can adjust the layout of the desktop photo from your System Preferences.

What's your desktop background?

Are you someone who prefers to set your desktop background picture as a photo with pals, or do you prefer a super cool design you found online or a screenshot from your favorite video game? Let us know what your desktop background in the comments below!