Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aqua Screenshot Library

Stephen Hackett (tweet 2, MacRumors):

I have worked my way through every major release of macOS since the Mac OS X Public Beta and catalogued them in an extensive collection of screenshots.

Currently, the library includes 1,502 images. That’s 1.6 GB worth of screenshots.

These images came from the OS, running on actual hardware; I didn’t use virtual machines at any point. I ran up to 10.2 on an original Power Mac G4, while a Mirror Drive Doors G4 took care of 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5. I used a 2010 Mac mini for Snow Leopard and Lion, then a couple different 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros to round out the rest.


John Gruber:

I love the little things, like looking at how the Finder’s “Go to Folder” sheet has subtly changed over the years.

Previously: Mac and iOS Wallpaper Archive.

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