How to Automatically Set Bing’s Daily Photo as Your Mac Wallpaper

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How to Automatically Set Bing’s Daily Photo as Your Mac Wallpaper

If you’ve ever searched with Bing you probably know that the website features a gorgeous new background photo daily. The photos day after day are just absolutely breathtaking and Bing even includes a snippet on the bottom right describing the scene.

For years I couldn’t figure out a good way to get these photos on my Mac. I wanted a method for automatically changing my wallpaper every day to the new Bing picture. But I’m happy to report a solution does exist. It’s extremely easy, works near flawlessly and most importantly it keeps your desktop background fresh and extraordinary.

I’ve seen hacks and scripts all over the web to get Bing pictures on a Mac, but the easiest way is to simply download an app to do the job. Daily Wallpaper Changer for Bing has seemingly been tucked away in the Mac App Store yet it works like a charm.

The app is $4.99 but I think it’s well worth the five bucks to get gorgeous photography on my laptop. All you have to do is download it and launch it. The app will automatically set today’s Bing picture as your wallpaper perfectly sized for your screen resolution.

The only downside is that the app has to be running in the background to automatically change the wallpaper every day. Otherwise, you can open it whenever you want to update the wallpaper on command. Additionally, while the app is open, you alas have to deal with a hideous menu bar icon.

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There are a few preferences you can tinker with, but the app mostly just does its job and very little else. You can change the country where Bing’s wallpapers get pulled from or ditch the wallpaper altogether and merely download the new pictures each day.

Those pictures, by the way, get saved in a folder on your computer. As these can add up over time, you might want to take advantage of the purging feature. In the Misc tab of Preferences, Daily Wallpaper Changer is set to automatically purge pictures older than one month. You can change this to as soon as one week if you’re tight on storage or have them never delete at all.

Just for fun, you can also view all the pictures in a gallery and take a look at Bing’s past. Just click Wallpaper Gallery from the menu bar icon to browse.

There you have it, a simple, functional way to get Bing’s photos as your Mac background every day. They’re not as fancy as a wild animated GIF, but the automation is one less thing you have to keep up with.

? Download Daily Wallpaper Changer for Bing in Mac App Store (free)

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