From ATPM Readers
This month we feature desktop pictures submitted by ATPM readers.
- Arizona (10 images)
These photos were taken by John Bonner of Mango Dental Software. They feature Sedona Arizona and Grand Canyon National Park.
- Frog (1 image)
This photo of a frog was taken by James Craig.
- Red Rock Country (6 images)
These images of Red Rock Country in Sedona, Arizona were submitted by Jim McElligott.
- Gateway Arch (5 images)
These pictures were taken by Bill Chenault from the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, with a Canon S50. Some have had minor sharpening via Photoshop CS.
- The Gateway Arch was built between 1963 and 1965. At 630 feet, it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States.
- Looking north at the Mississippi River with the Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge in the foreground and the old bridge beyond it.
- East St. Louis.
- Busch Stadium from the Arch.
- Looking west at St. Louis. The Old Courthouse (bottom, left) was built between 1839 and 1862. The Edward Jones Dome, home of the NFL’s Rams, is partially visible at the far right.
- Sunset (1 image)
This photo was submitted by William Petty. It shows a sunset at Deer Point Lake in Panama City, Florida.
Previous Months’ Desktop Pictures
Pictures from previous months are listed in the desktop pictures archives.
Downloading All the Pictures at Once
iCab and Interarchy can download an entire set of desktop pictures at once. Use the “Web ‣ Download Entire Site” command in the File menu, giving it the URL to the pictures page above. In iCab, use the Download command to download “Get all files in same path.”
Contributing Your Own Desktop Pictures
If you have a picture, whether a small series or just one fabulous or funny shot, feel free to send it to email@example.com and we’ll consider publishing it in next month’s issue. Have a regular print but no scanner? Don’t worry. E-mail us, and we tell you where to send it so we can scan it for you. Note that we cannot return the original print, so send us a copy.
Placing Desktop Pictures
Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x
Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu, click the “Desktop & Screen Saver” button, then choose the Desktop tab. In the left-side menu, select the desktop pictures folder you want to use.
You can also use the pictures with Mac OS X’s built-in screen saver. Select the Screen Saver tab which is also in the “Desktop & Screen Saver” System Preferences pane. If you put the ATPM pictures in your Pictures folder, click on the Pictures Folder in the list of screen savers. Otherwise, click Choose Folder to tell the screen saver which pictures to use.
Mac OS X 10.1.x and 10.2.x
Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu and click the Desktop button. With the pop-up menu, select the desktop pictures folder you want to use.
You can also use the pictures with Mac OS X’s built-in screen saver. Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu. Click the Screen Saver (10.1.x) or Screen Effects (10.2.x) button. Then click on Custom Slide Show in the list of screen savers. If you put the ATPM pictures in your Pictures folder, you’re all set. Otherwise, click Configure to tell the screen saver which pictures to use.
Mac OS X 10.0.x
Switch to the Finder. Choose “Preferences…” from the “Finder” menu. Click on the “Select Picture…” button on the right. In the Open Panel, select the desktop picture you want to use. The panel defaults to your ~/Library/Desktop Pictures folder. Close the “Finder Preferences” window when you are done.