Steven Kan's Desktop Picture Page
Links to Cool Pictures (They all work now. I tested them on 8/10/97)
In the interests of making desktops around the globe more interesting, I've collected a list of links to pictures that you might find interesting. All are of proportion, resolution and color balance that make them suitable for desktop use. MacOS 8 supports desktop pictures already, but if your Mac needs a utility for displaying pictures on your desktop instead of patterns, you may want to follow this link to Décor. Deskpicture works, too, except that I don't think it supports JPEGs yet. The file sizes and file formats follow the name of each picture.
- Earthrise--32K bin-hexed pict. The earth rising over the moon. Resolution is so-so.
- Live Earth Shots!--20K-180K jpeg. Updated every half-hour via satellite! Small files indicate a crescent earth; large files are gibbous or full earth shots.
- Eclipse--637K gif. Full eclipse against a very dark background. Huge file, but very cool.
- Starborn--40K bin-hexed pict. From the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
- Sun--203K jpeg. Showing off a huge solar flare.
- USA--545K gif. Radiometric photo mosaic of the 48 states.
Please note that I'm just supplying links, not the actual images. If one of the providers removes an image before I've had a chance to update the page, the link may fail. I browse the various photo archives of the net frequently, so I'll update this list as I find other interesting stuff. For more info about image compression and file formats, follow this link.
- Metamorphosis of Narcissus--72K jpeg. The background picture for this page.
- Coming Soon!--More works from everyone's favorite surrealist, Salvador Dali.
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Last updated: 5/19/96
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