New York City
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This month’s photos of New York City were contributed by Jens Grabenstein. Jens first contributed a set of New York desktop pictures in January 2001. These, along with a set by Daniel Chvatik from October 2000, have received over 1,000 comments on the ATPM Web site over the past 10 years. According to Google image search results, these pictures were some of the most popular photos of New York on September 11, 2001.
In view of the upcoming 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, Jens has contributed two higher resolution photos of the twin towers, along with some more recent photos of the city, to commemorate the victims who died in the World Trade Center attacks on that day. Jens writes:
Having arrived in the US only about a year prior to the attacks and having lived in the US until 2008, I have seen and experienced how the attacks transformed the country in many ways (good and bad). The pictures of the twin towers will remain a symbol of the worst humans can do to each other, but also a symbol of what greatness people can achieve when working together.
At the same time the images shall serve as a reminder that many of those who helped clean up after the attacks still suffer from the consequences today and that many families still feel the loss of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters who perished in those two towers.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Contributing Your Own Desktop Pictures
If you have a picture, whether a small series or just one fabulous or funny shot, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll consider publishing it in next month’s issue.
Previous Months’ Desktop Pictures
Pictures from previous months are listed in the desktop pictures archives.
Downloading All the Pictures at Once
Some browsers can download an entire set of desktop pictures at once.
Create a workflow in Automator with these three actions:
- Get Current Webpage from Safari.
- Get Image URLs from Webpage. Get URLs of images linked from these webpages.
- Download URLs.
Use the Download command to “Download all linked files in same folder” and configure the limits to download only the linked images.
Choose “Save Linked ‣ Images…” from the File menu.
Placing Desktop Pictures
Mac OS X 10.3.x Through 10.6.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.