Ever wondered what it would look like if you combined every default macOS wallpaper, since Apple switched to OS X, into one single image? No? Well, one Apple super fan has done it anyway.
And the results look kind of like a trippy progressive rock/heavy metal album cover.
No one asked for this. But here it is: every macOS wallpaper from Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah to macOS 10.15 Catalina combined. I highly doubt that anyone will ever use this. But I’ll use it lol pic.twitter.com/Qh9Kyo3OxT
— ????? (@J3nRa1n) December 25, 2019
“I was curious how something like this would look like, [and] no one did this before,” 19-year-old creator Jenny, a.k.a. Twitter user @J3nRa1n, told Cult of Mac.
The psychedelic image combines every every macOS default background from March 2001’s OS X 10.0 “Cheetah” through 10.15 “Catalina”. The pieces fit surprisingly well together, even if Apple’s minimalist designers would likely have conniptions at the sight of it.
Jenny, an Apple fan since 2011’s iPhone 4s, pulled the whole thing together in Photoshop in about 30 minutes. “It’s pretty good, but it could look better if [I had] spent a bit more time creating it,” she said.
If you want to use this as your macOS wallpaper, you can do so by downloading the high res version here. And, hey, if this trip down memory lane just makes you nostalgic for an old macOS backdrop, you can check out the unadorned macOS wallpaper archive here.
What do you think of this slightly oddball mashup? Can you spot every one of the macOS versions represented in the picture? And what is your personal favorite macOS wallpaper of all time? You can let me know in the comments below.