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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Where can I get these Apple backgrounds? Reply with quote

http://images.apple.com/macosx/features/images/timemachine_backuphd20071016.png

http://images.apple.com/uk/home/2006/1605/images/macbookiphoto20060516.jpg

Apple puts the best backgrounds on their computers in advertisements, but I can never find them for download. Does anyone know where I can get the backgrounds in the images linked to above? They don't seem to come standard with Leopard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one is simply a screenshot of the iMac using Time Machine. The second is a photo being viewed/edited in iPhoto. Neither are actual desktop pictures or available anywhere for download.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get the TM background in Macintosh HD > System > Library > CoreServices > Finder. Right or control click on the Finder > Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources > Vortex.png.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get 99.9% of my backgrounds from Interfacelift. I think it's the best site out there for getting wallpaper. Here is my current background.

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1515/santa_cruz_harbor_lighthouse.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
I get 99.9% of my backgrounds from Interfacelift. I think it's the best site out there for getting wallpaper. Here is my current background.

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1515/santa_cruz_harbor_lighthouse.html


Nice link! I got's me one now too! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
Nice link! I got's me one now too! Laughing

Cool! It's a great site. I like how they have all of the resolutions up to 2560x1600. It's also a good site for downloading icons.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my Leopard wallpaper


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tales wrote:
I like my Leopard wallpaper


nice although I've always had a soft spot for Tigers. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just posted this in the photo gallery:




Thanks to xmen65 for the link to www.interfacelift.com !!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tales wrote:
I like my Leopard wallpaper

That's a nice one. I like wallpaper that has shades of blue in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wallpapers for me are like the saying, "grass is always greener..." Everyone has a better one than me. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:

Nice link! I got's me one now too! Laughing


Interfacelift is one of my favorite sites to get wallpaper and icons also.

My other fav is desktopography.net

Here is a sample of what they feature:


...and this, which is my XP desktop atm:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my PC background. I'm just waiting for delivery of my Mini so will have to do with this for now.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm.. wallpaper. I used to use a super pic of my grandchildren, but I usually have such a mess of file and folder icons on the screen that I can't see much of the wallpaper anyway. I also find that complex pics tend to make these icons hard to locate. On the mac Mini I use the default which is about as complicated as I can cope with, on the other two I use the default Aqua Blue.

I've never been much a friend of gimmicks on the screen, even when I was a young pup in my 30s with my first MacPlus- I don't smile much either. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzman wrote:
...even when I was a young pup in my 30s...

Oh Jazzman, you know how to cheer a guy up... Wink Very Happy
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