, which hit the market a few weeks ago, includes as many as 250 new features and enhancements. One of those is a brand-new set of desktop backgrounds which would look very nice on any operating system. That’s why we put together an archive of all the wallpapers that are built into Lion which you can use with any operating system. Whatever system you’re using, some of these will certainly look good.
Lion includes a fair amount of wallpapers allusive to the system’s codename, "Lion", as well as several others depicting plants, natural scenes and spacescapes, much like the recent previous version ofOS X. There are also several old classics, such as the default Leopard Aurora wallpaper and the blue patters found in versions 10.4 and under all the way back to 2001. There’s also a "solid colors" folder with some of the default solid colors that can be set as backgrounds in OS X, although you can likely just set those yourself on your operating system today.
Extracting the built-in wallpapers is as easy as navigation to /Library/Desktop Pictures and copying its contents over. Those who aren’t running Lion however can just get the full wallpaper pack from the download link below.