The official wallpapers from macOS Catalina are here and available for download. macOS 10.15 includes one new wallpaper, but it’s available in both light and dark themes. It’s not currently a fully dynamic wallpaper, but it does adhere to your Mac’s Dark Mode or Light Mode setting. The macOS 10.15 demo preview on Apple’s website, however, shows the new wallpaper as being fully dynamic – so expect that to come with a future beta release of the operating system. macOS 10.15 Catalina is named after Santa Catalina Island in southern California and Apple’s new wallpaper is a gorgeous shot of that location.
This is the original file, extracted directly from macOS 10.15 by a user on Reddit. To have this wallpaper appear as a “Dynamic Desktop” option in System Preferences, download the .heic file from here. Then, create a new folder in Finder, and drag that folder to the sidebar of the “Desktop & Screensaver” option in System Preferences. Now, when you switch your Mac between the built-in light and dark themes, the wallpaper will automatically change.
To have this wallpaper appear as a “Dynamic Desktop” option in System Preferences. The whole package includes the dynamic version of wallpaper which automatically changes, the light mode and dark mode versions. If you don’t know how to use the dynamic wallpaper then we have provided a guide to it below.
Download macOS Catalina Wallpapers
Below you can find all the dynamic, light and dark versions of the wallpaper.
Light and Dark Mode macOS Catalina Wallpapers:
File Size: 63.67 MB
Dynamic macOS Catalina Wallpapers:
File Size: 43.74 MB
How to Use as Dynamic Wallpaper?
Step 1 – Use the .heic file and then, create a new folder in Finder
Step 2 – Drag that folder to the sidebar of the “Desktop & Screensaver” option in System Preferences.
Step 3 – Now, when you switch your Mac between the built-in light and dark themes, the wallpaper will automatically change.
You should now have the wallpapers from macOS Catalina. Drop a comment below and tell us about the dynamic wallpaper.
Don’t forget to check our large wallpaper collection as well for various other cool backgrounds.