MacMost Now 820: Making a Better Login Image

You have many options when creating a login image for your Mac user account. You can take a picture with your Mac's camera, and then zoom in and reposition it. You can also apply a variety of special filters to make it more interesting. You can get an image from elsewhere and drag and drop it to create a more unique login image.

Comments: 7 Responses to “MacMost Now 820: Making a Better Login Image”

    Jack Hipp
    11 years ago

    Gary - really appreciate your work as it has made me much more productive on my iMac.

    Eric Kestler
    11 years ago


    Where is the login image actually stored on the disk, and in what format?

      11 years ago

      Not sure. You can go hunting for it if you like. Probably in the Library folder. But since you can completely replace it using System Preferences, I don't see the need to know its actual location.

    Godfried Breur
    11 years ago


    When I click on the picture, I DO NOT SEE on the left the three options, such as
    I have Lion OS - 10.7

      11 years ago

      I believe these are new features of Mountain Lion. So you'll need to upgrade if you want to see them.

    11 years ago

    I seem to have lost my default images somehow; don't know how or when this occured. I click on my current image and up comes "no images". How do I get them back from wherever they went? I do have "recents" and "camera" but I'd like to get the default images back.
    Forgot to say I have Mountain Lion 10.8.2.

      11 years ago

      I can't think of any easy steps to do it. You could completely re-install Mountain Lion. But I don't think it would be worth it. Especially when you can pick any one of the billions of images on the Internet and easily use them.

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