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Capella
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2020-01-14, 12:21

I was discussing images that cue up specific memories with a friend and I was telling them some old Mac OS X wallpapers make me feel that way because it reminds me of the computer(s) I saw them on and that reminds me of times and places and events of the time. Inspired by that, I wanted to find some of my old favorite wallpapers that my work 10.13 Mac doesn't have anymore.

I found this archive of old wallpapers.

Scrolling through it brings back soooo many memories. It was wild to see ones from Mac OS 9 and System 7!

Saving a bunch of these to have rotate on my work desktop. I thought others would appreciate it so I'm sharing.

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2020-01-14, 12:32

I wish Apple kept more of them around!
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drewprops
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2020-01-14, 12:51

These are wonderful! Thanks Capella


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kscherer
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2020-01-14, 14:05

Flower Power!
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2020-01-14, 15:36

Nice. I remember those orange-y OS 9 ones well. And lots of those B&W nature/landscape shots. I need to grab 4-5 of these, including that jaggy cat.
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2020-01-14, 16:36

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I wish Apple kept more of them around!
That's why I'm so glad someone did the work of archiving these.

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These are wonderful! Thanks Capella

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As soon as I saw it and fell in love, I knew the rest of 'nova would wanna see.

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2020-01-14, 16:45

I remember the big story behind those snow leopard photos. The photographer set up motion cameras there and then it took weeks to get those images. Snow leopards are notoriously shy animals and very difficult to photograph, but Apple did not want to use stock photos so they commissioned someone to get uniques images. Quite a lot of work went into it.

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2020-01-14, 23:55

I also recall that there was controversy over the shot because it was staged, rather than natural. I think it even came up here once.
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2020-01-17, 13:25

I really miss the old photo based screen savers - collage and mosaic. Those were fun to watch.
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