Enable hidden retina sized wallpapers in Mountain Lion
Published on 10-03-2012 02:03 PM by
There are 3200x2000 pixel wallpapers hidden in the depths of OS X. These 43 "retina-sized" images only show by default on Apple's latest Retina MacBook Pros. However, you can access them on any machine running OS X. The secret cache of pics is located in a default system folder named ScreenSaver.framework. Here's how to get to it.
The files are located in /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.Framework/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/. Navigate to them in Finder as shown above to expose the full sized jpg images.
To add them to your default wallpaper or screensaver, add the folders through System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver. There are four different folders, National Geographic, Aerial, Cosmos, and Nature Patterns.