iMac desktop photo is in the middle of the screen. I want to move the photo to one side so my desktop folders are on the other side.

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The Mac does not have a way (built-in) to show the desktop picture on just half of the screen.

What you could do, however is to open that picture in your picture editing program of choice, make a new picture with just a single color you like and then shrink the photo you want down a bit so it is only on the left or right side of the screen. Once it is positioned correctly save it as a JPG in your pictures folder and select that as your new desktop picture.

  • I’ve seen people that do this and overlay text with calendar information, to-do and tickler reminders and more.
    – bmike
    Feb 13, 2020 at 21:33
  • That would be a third-party app. A search of the app store and other places might yield something that does what you want. Feb 13, 2020 at 21:43
  • Preview, screen markup all work in a pinch.
    – bmike
    Feb 13, 2020 at 22:09

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