From ATPM Readers
This month’s desktop pictures were contributed by a variety of ATPM readers.
Torben Buchardt contributed photos of Mt. Baker and of some flowers.
Bill Chenault contributed photos from St. Louis. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis was built after the turn of the 20th century. It combines a Romanesque exterior with a brilliant Byzantine interior and boasts the largest collection of mosaics in the world—four million pieces of glass used in 83,000 square feet of mosaic art, created by 20 artists over a span of 75 years. The glass tiles in the mosaics are about the size of finger nails.
Forest Park 1 shows the World’s Fair Pavilion, built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World’s Fair. It can seat approximately 500 people.
Forest Park 2 shows the St. Louis Art Museum. The museum’s Richardson Memorial Library is the largest public center for the history and documentation of art in the central Midwest. Its research collections include 71,000 volumes, 425 periodical titles, rare documents, auction catalogues since 1825, and the Museum Archives.
All of the photos were taken using a Canon S50 in Auto mode. Alterations were made with Photoshop CS. None of the pictures are copyrighted.
Jerry Foster contributed photos from a recent snowy sunrise. They were taken in rural New Hampshire with a Canon Rebel DSLR.
Steven Romero contributed photos from the Dominican Republic.
Grover Watson contributed photos from his 2003 trip to Pattaya, Thailand.
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.