These gorgeous grass wallpapers will give you those Mac OS X Leopard feels

Grass Wallpaper On Mac
Grass Wallpaper On Mac (Image credit: Matt Birchler)

What you need to know

  • Steve Jobs took a close-up photo of grass that appeared as a wallpaper in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Now Matt Birchler has created his own wallpapers, inspired by Jobs'. And they're much higher resolution!

Steve Jobs took a close-up photo of grass that appeared as a wallpaper in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, but it wasn't the highest resolution in the world. Now, you can take a trip down memory lane after new wallpapers were created — in much higher resolution for modern Macs.

These new wallpapers were created by Matt Birchler and look absolutely stunning. They're all available in glorious 6K resolution after being taken on a Canon EOS RP with a 35mm f/1.8 lens one wet morning. The results are pretty great and there are six images to choose from.

Birchler Grass Overview

Birchler Grass Overview (Image credit: Matt Birchler)

Wallpaper Weekend continues with a second set of wallpapers, this time inspired by the awesome grass wallpaper in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apparently Steve Jobs took that photo, so I'm not going to suggest mine are better, but I will say that mine are higher resolution, so I've got that going for me.

All six wallpapers are available on Gumroad for a minimum of a dollar. Pay more than that, though — they're pretty sweet!

You'll need a nice, high-resolution Mac to make the most of these things of course. The new M1 iMac would be a good start! Don't have one yet? Bag yourself one after checking out our list of the best iMac deals we could find online!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.