Using animated images as the wallpapers on your screen can be real fun and can also make your system look more appealing. Here in this article you will learn how you can make the animated GIF as the wallpaper of the Mac system.Make the animated GIF’s as your wallpaper by simply using this free app called GIFPaper.
With that you can set any of the GIF image as your MAC wallpaper. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.
How to Use an Animated GIF as the Wallpaper on Your MAC
The method is quite simple and straight and just need to follow some simple steps that we had discussed right below.
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Steps To Use an Animated GIF as the Wallpaper on Your Mac:
1. Download GIFPaper app archive to your Mac and then double-click on the downloaded archive.After that you will get the actual app folder containing the app. Now you just extract the app file from the folder and then double-click on the file named “GIFPaperPrefs.prefPane” from the extracted file.
3.You will find the installed app on the Preferences panel of your Mac and not in the application folder.
For accessing the file just click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner, select “System Preferences…” and then click on the “GIFPaperPrefs” option.
4.You will see the “Browse” option on the launched panel,it will let you browse your Mac for an animated GIF that you want to set as the desktop wallpaper. Click on the button and select a GIF image that you want as your wallpaper.
5. Your desktop wallpaper will now be changed to the file that you has choosen.
There is actually a flaw with the GIFPaper app i.e when you use a GIF image with the app,it will only remains the desktop wallpaper until you reboot your Mac but as soon as your Mac restarts the GIF wallpaper will be changed to the previous one.
Because of that reason their is an agent app included with the package that you will need to add to your Mac’s startup items list so that your GIF wallpaper is preserved and may not change on reboot.
Adding GIFPaper to the Startup Items List
1.First of all click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen and then select “System Preferences…” It will then take you to the Mac settings.
2.After going to the Mac settings ,click on “Users & Groups” to go to your user account settings panel.
3. Then Click on your user account in the left panel, and then click on the “Login Items” tab.
These apps that are listed here will automatically launch when you will reboot your Mac. Now the only thing that you has to do is to add the GIFPaper agent app here so that it automatically launches when you restart your Mac so that you will still be able to see your GIF image as your wallpaper even after restarting.
4. After you has successfully installed the app on your Mac,just close the preferences panel.Your wallpaper will now not change after reboot also as this app will automatically launch on every reboot.
This was all about how you can change the wallpaper of you Mac system easily. You just now find any of the image that you want to set as the wallpaper and just set it using the GIFPaper app. Go and grab this app for your Mac and enjoy up changing the wallpaper of the screen.