Another way to change and deploy Desktop background

New Contributor III

Hi Community,

I am just sharing here another way of deploying silently a new Desktop Background to Mac computers without using Script install, Desktoppr or a Configuration Profile. This workflow is compatible from Catalina to Monterey Beta.

  1. Place your_image.png into /Users/Shared
  2. Open Automator app on macOS Big Sur
  3. Create New application project
  4. Choose in Library 'Get Specified Finder Items" and select your_image.png (located in /Users/Shared)
  5. Add "Set Desktop Picture" in Automator library
  6. Export your Automator project > Save (ideally sign it) into /Users/Shared
  7. Open Composer app
  8. Drag and Drop your in it (from /Users/Shared)
  9. Add from Users/Shared folder in Composer your_image.png
  10. Select Script and Post-Install
  11. Copy paste this simple script below
  12. Build and sign your package
  13. Create your Jamf Policy to deploy it



open /Users/Shared/
sleep 10
rm -R /Users/Shared/
rm -rf /Users/Shared/Your_Image.png



Hope it may be useful!


New Contributor II

Great Work Flow Thanks! πŸ˜€

New Contributor III

Thank you for sharing this.