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carbonmotion
Jan 31, 2005, 07:45 PM
Does anyone know where to find this wallpaper, I've fallen in love with it the very first time I saw it! I must have this wallpaper.

mkrishnan
Jan 31, 2005, 07:50 PM
That picture is so pretty. Somehow, the storm clouds above the monastery are so poetic. :)

MrMacMan
Jan 31, 2005, 08:23 PM
Contact Apple PR.


Or try to photoshop your own impossible majestic background.

maya
Jan 31, 2005, 08:26 PM
Contact Apple PR.


Or try to photoshop your own impossible majestic background.

Order a new PB and tell them to put the file on it. ;) :)

applekid
Jan 31, 2005, 08:28 PM
Has Apple ever released their stock desktop pics minus the blue backgrounds included with OS X?

Because many of the photos Apple uses for their backgrounds would be nice to have, this and the Aluminum Cinema Display backgrounds in particular. :)

If anybody knows how I could obtain them, please post!

maya
Jan 31, 2005, 08:29 PM
Has Apple ever released their stock desktop pics minus the blue backgrounds included with OS X?

Because many of the photos Apple uses for their backgrounds would be nice to have, this and the Aluminum Cinema Display backgrounds in particular. :)

If anybody knows how I could obtain them, please post!

Try google, Apple seems to be using STOCK images. :)

dsharits
Jan 31, 2005, 08:35 PM
I know that macdesktops.net has several of the demo backgrounds from the Cinema Displays and the PowerBooks. They probably don't have this one yet, but they do have most of the older ones.

Daniel

applekid
Jan 31, 2005, 08:47 PM
Try google, Apple seems to be using STOCK images. :)

I've searched before. No luck. Maybe somebody else can do my dirty work and find it for us all :p

stubeeef
Jan 31, 2005, 08:49 PM
go to an apple store and comb through the iPhoto library on a demo machine. Most seem to have thousands on there. If you find it, email it to yourself! :)

carbonmotion
Jan 31, 2005, 08:52 PM
go to an apple store and comb through the iPhoto library on a demo machine. Most seem to have thousands on there. If you find it, email it to yourself! :) if someone found it , i would cream my pants.

carbonmotion
Jan 31, 2005, 08:53 PM
Contact Apple PR.


Or try to photoshop your own impossible majestic background.

contacted apple pr but have yet to hear a response... they probably laughing their asses off.

javabear90
Jan 31, 2005, 09:17 PM
I want it too... gemme gemme....

maya
Jan 31, 2005, 09:52 PM
contacted apple pr but have yet to hear a response... they probably laughing their asses off.

I would too. :p ;) :) :D

tech4all
Jan 31, 2005, 09:57 PM
You might want to try GettyImages (http://www.gettyimages.com) or Corbis (http://www.corbis.com). I know Steve mentioned Corbis in the Keynote at MacWorld when doing a photo search in Spotlight. Does anyone know the keyword that would bring that photo up in a search?

obeygiant
Jan 31, 2005, 10:02 PM
if someone found it , i would cream my pants.

OMG, DONT FIND IT?

stubeeef
Jan 31, 2005, 10:06 PM
Would that be contributing to the malfunction of a minor?

It is an asian building overlooking a river on a rainy day, come on now.

But the last Apple Store I went to, I thumbed thru at least 2000 photos in iPhoto, wouldn't be surprised if it was in there.

kasei
Jan 31, 2005, 10:37 PM
That picture is so pretty. Somehow, the storm clouds above the monastery are so poetic. :)

I believe that is Matsumoto castle in Japan and not a monastery.

tech4all
Jan 31, 2005, 10:41 PM
I think I found it. It may be called, Matsumoto Castle in Japan. Go to www.corbis.com and do a search for "Matsumoto Castle" (w/o quotes) do see photos. It's image/index number is, YM004415.

jsw
Jan 31, 2005, 10:50 PM
I think I found it. It may be called, Matsumoto Castle in Japan. Go to www.corbis.com and do a search for "Matsumoto Castle" (w/o quotes) do see photos. It's image/index number is, YM004415.
I think we do not want to know about carbonmotion's reaction when he sees this. ;)

Excellent find, BTW!

tech4all
Jan 31, 2005, 10:52 PM
I think we do not want to know about carbonmotion's reaction when he sees this. ;)

Excellent find, BTW!

Thanks, I think image number is actaully, YM004420. They're both similar, but the cropping is more accurate to Apple's that the other one.

jsw
Jan 31, 2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks, I think image number is actaully, YM004420. They're both similar, but the cropping is more accurate to Apple's that the other one.
You're right - I hadn't scrolled down.

Too bad it's so freaking expensive to get a hi-res version....

ravenvii
Jan 31, 2005, 11:07 PM
It's definitely YM004420, the lighting is closer.

MrMacMan
Jan 31, 2005, 11:16 PM
Thanks, I think image number is actaully, YM004420. They're both similar, but the cropping is more accurate to Apple's that the other one.

YM004420 is the one... + apple photoshopping it so make it lighter... and have the nice reflection off the water that the orig. doesn't have.


Also pricing is 'rights managed' so I gotta register... and blah blah.

carbonmotion
Jan 31, 2005, 11:21 PM
damn watermark.... grumbles

YM004420 is the one... + apple photoshopping it so make it lighter... and have the nice reflection off the water that the orig. doesn't have.


Also pricing is 'rights managed' so I gotta register... and blah blah.

tech4all
Jan 31, 2005, 11:26 PM
damn watermark.... grumbles

Watermark? I didn't see one. If you sign up with an account, there are no water marks.

killuminati
Jan 31, 2005, 11:28 PM
I also really wanted that picture after I saw it. If anyone buys it put it up somewhere.

virividox
Feb 1, 2005, 02:09 AM
nice pictures im sure it will make its way to spymac or something

Eastend
Feb 1, 2005, 02:27 AM
Do not want to dissapoint anyone, but it is not a Temple. It's a Japanese Castle or Fort and the water running around it is a moat. It is not Osaka castle, looks too small, saw one in Oita similar or it could be Kumamoto castle. In order to know for sure you would need more detail.

Brian

urban1985_
Feb 1, 2005, 02:34 AM
OMG, DONT FIND IT?

Haha that made me snicker.

Eastend
Feb 1, 2005, 02:35 AM
Go to Google.com, click on images, run a search using term "Japan Castle" or "Castle Japan", you should be able to find many similar ones.

Brian

tech4all
Feb 1, 2005, 02:39 AM
Do not want to dissapoint anyone, but it is not a Temple. It's a Japanese Castle or Fort and the water running around it is a moat. It is not Osaka castle, looks too small, saw one in Oita similar or it could be Kumamoto castle. In order to know for sure you would need more detail.

Brian

According to Corbis, it's called Kurasujo Castle.

Eastend
Feb 1, 2005, 02:43 AM
According to Corbis, it's called Kurasujo Castle.

That URL has the same picture that Apple used I think. Since I live here, they all look the same to me.

Brian

Les Kern
Feb 1, 2005, 06:30 AM
Just One. I found a dozen. (http://www.johnharveyphoto.com/Japan2/Matsumoto/MatsumotoCastleLg.jpg)

javabear90
Feb 1, 2005, 06:44 AM
This is the best I could come up with....

5300cs
Feb 1, 2005, 07:10 AM
Does anyone know where to find this wallpaper, I've fallen in love with it the very first time I saw it! I must have this wallpaper.

Come over to Japan and take the pic yourself ;)

kasei
Feb 1, 2005, 11:12 AM
According to Corbis, it's called Kurasujo Castle.

It looks like Matsumoto Castle.

monkeydo_jb
Feb 2, 2005, 04:34 PM
This isn't the exact picture, but it's quite good.

http://seabed.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/wallpaper.tmpl?issue_id=20031201


It's the one at the bottom!

Phat_Pat
Feb 2, 2005, 06:03 PM
apple picks some really nice images :)

CrackedButter
Feb 2, 2005, 07:32 PM
I also really wanted that picture after I saw it. If anyone buys it put it up somewhere.

As a student of photography, it sickens me to know that cheapskates like you won't just register and buy the damn thing. To think a pro photographer (who spent more on a camera than you would on a computer) is going to get ripped off when somebody does as you asks.

I hope they do more than watermark images in the future to stop this kind of theft, like DRM for images just like music. Its clear you want it, why not pay for it?

Its things like this that prevents me from showing people online the photos I take as a student. Many times I have wanted to show one of my images in the desktop threads. Some would make fantastic backgrounds, yet at the moment only I can enjoy them because of people like you.

CrackedButter
Feb 2, 2005, 07:33 PM
Come over to Japan and take the pic yourself ;)

Or do as he says...then realise the effort it takes in making a good photo.

MontanaMacster
Feb 2, 2005, 08:26 PM
http://www.webconverters.com/common/photography_samples/images/matsumoto%20castle.jpg

killuminati
Feb 3, 2005, 11:15 PM
As a student of photography, it sickens me to know that cheapskates like you won't just register and buy the damn thing. To think a pro photographer (who spent more on a camera than you would on a computer) is going to get ripped off when somebody does as you asks.

I hope they do more than watermark images in the future to stop this kind of theft, like DRM for images just like music. Its clear you want it, why not pay for it?

Its things like this that prevents me from showing people online the photos I take as a student. Many times I have wanted to show one of my images in the desktop threads. Some would make fantastic backgrounds, yet at the moment only I can enjoy them because of people like you.

I think that was a little harsh. I would buy it for the low price if I could but I am 14 and don't have a credit or anny other means of payment. and I really like that picture :rolleyes:

5300cs
Feb 4, 2005, 04:49 AM
I think that was a little harsh. I would buy it for the low price if I could but I am 14 and don't have a credit or anny other means of payment. and I really like that picture :rolleyes:

Actually it's not harsh. You can't pay for it, so you decide to steal it instead? Please explain that logic to me, I'm all ears.

CrackedButter
Feb 4, 2005, 05:36 AM
I think that was a little harsh. I would buy it for the low price if I could but I am 14 and don't have a credit or anny other means of payment. and I really like that picture :rolleyes:

But you do have parents, they have credit cards...













You are in a hole which you cannot dig out of.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 4, 2005, 07:43 AM
I think that was a little harsh. I would buy it for the low price if I could but I am 14 and don't have a credit or anny other means of payment. and I really like that picture :rolleyes:

Well, stealing is wrong, nomatter how old you are or how little money you have... so that's not very harsh...

On the other hand, if you should obtain that image, you could alter it somewhat in (your legal copy of) Photoshop, thus making it your own work (though based on the original photographers image). That should take you around most copyright acts... at least in most European legislation, it can be different in other parts of the world...

You are in a hole which you cannot dig out of.

Just had an extreme Lemmings flashback, as to digging yourself out of a hole... :D

virividox
Feb 4, 2005, 07:44 AM
hey good find ont he national geographic site :D

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 4, 2005, 07:44 AM
Double post... just trying to edit the original and it somehow got mixed up... Sorry about that... but when all raedy here:

hey good find ont he national geographic site :D

Was it this page (http://seabed.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/wallpaper.tmpl?issue_id=20031201) you found...? Or another...?

monkeydo_jb
Feb 4, 2005, 08:35 AM
hey good find ont he national geographic site :D


Thanks!

The text at the bottom of Samurai Way is a little annoying, though...

Mantat
Feb 4, 2005, 09:02 AM
As a student of photography, it sickens me to know that cheapskates like you won't just register and buy the damn thing. To think a pro photographer (who spent more on a camera than you would on a computer) is going to get ripped off when somebody does as you asks.

I hope they do more than watermark images in the future to stop this kind of theft, like DRM for images just like music. Its clear you want it, why not pay for it?

Its things like this that prevents me from showing people online the photos I take as a student. Many times I have wanted to show one of my images in the desktop threads. Some would make fantastic backgrounds, yet at the moment only I can enjoy them because of people like you.

I understand your frustration, BUT what is your gain in not sharing your student artwork with anyone?

If your pictures are as good as you say, build a transactionnal website and sell them. Of course many people will simply rip the image but some people will also be willing to buy them, especialy if you only offer the 640-480image for free. Right now, you dont make a buck with these images, if you sell them for 1$ each you would at least make some cash and get experience and popularity.

You are acting exactly like the Disk Majors right now. This line of thinking will only hurt yourself. Be proactive, dare to offer a product and people will come! Many people dont know that it can take hours to take a good picture and process it, but if they knew they wouldnt be so inclined to get it for free. It is all about information, same as with music... There are always going to be people who will argue that they dont want to pay for it, forget them, serve the ones who are interested insted...

If you need help to make such a web site, PM me, I have connexions ;-)

Mechcozmo
Feb 4, 2005, 09:10 AM
if someone found it , i would cream my pants.

That may be getting into "way too gross/disgusting/inappropriate" territory. Actually, it is in that territory.

decksnap
Feb 4, 2005, 09:38 AM
Well, stealing is wrong, nomatter how old you are or how little money you have... so that's not very harsh...

On the other hand, if you should obtain that image, you could alter it somewhat in (your legal copy of) Photoshop, thus making it your own work (though based on the original photographers image). That should take you around most copyright acts... at least in most European legislation, it can be different in other parts of the world...



Just had an extreme Lemmings flashback, as to digging yourself out of a hole... :D

The alteration would have to be on a grand scale for it to ever be considered 'your work', and even still you'd have to buy the rights first. All this issue about copyright is silly because the intent of these sites is to sell photography for commercial use. They are hardly concerned about a guy wanting the image on is desktop.

abates25
Feb 4, 2005, 01:45 PM
Although not the same...very similar:

google images search (http://images.google.com/images?q=Matsumoto+castle&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search)

evilernie
Feb 4, 2005, 02:06 PM
As a student of photography, it sickens me to know that cheapskates like you won't just register and buy the damn thing. To think a pro photographer (who spent more on a camera than you would on a computer) is going to get ripped off when somebody does as you asks.

I hope they do more than watermark images in the future to stop this kind of theft, like DRM for images just like music. Its clear you want it, why not pay for it?

Its things like this that prevents me from showing people online the photos I take as a student. Many times I have wanted to show one of my images in the desktop threads. Some would make fantastic backgrounds, yet at the moment only I can enjoy them because of people like you.

C'mon now, it's not going on the cover of Time magazine. They just want to use it as a desktop picture. :o Would you pay at least $50 for that?

CrackedButter
Feb 4, 2005, 02:14 PM
C'mon now, it's not going on the cover of Time magazine. They just want to use it as a desktop picture. :o Would you pay at least $50 for that?

You are talking to somebody who has paid 50 euros for a single font!

If it is truly something you want then you should pay for it if somebody is selling it. We all saved up for our macs, rather than steal them. Why should a single image be any different?

CrackedButter
Feb 4, 2005, 02:20 PM
I understand your frustration, BUT what is your gain in not sharing your student artwork with anyone?

If your pictures are as good as you say, build a transactionnal website and sell them. Of course many people will simply rip the image but some people will also be willing to buy them, especialy if you only offer the 640-480image for free. Right now, you dont make a buck with these images, if you sell them for 1$ each you would at least make some cash and get experience and popularity.

You are acting exactly like the Disk Majors right now. This line of thinking will only hurt yourself. Be proactive, dare to offer a product and people will come! Many people dont know that it can take hours to take a good picture and process it, but if they knew they wouldnt be so inclined to get it for free. It is all about information, same as with music... There are always going to be people who will argue that they dont want to pay for it, forget them, serve the ones who are interested insted...

If you need help to make such a web site, PM me, I have connexions ;-)

First, my gain, is that nobody else has any of my images. However shortsighted that sounds.

I don't think I am acting just like the disk majors, I simply wanted to prove the point when it comes to images. I really do want my images out there on the net and a website sounds nice, maybe in the coming gap year I can do something about that.

Thankyou

CrackedButter
Feb 4, 2005, 03:18 PM
Seems like I would be the last person as well to do this...

But this *image* is mine and I took it while in japan. You can have it if you PM me. Not as good but of a high quality and royalty free. :)
There is one thing that annoys me about this image, there are no clouds, the sky has no texture. Other than that, it is okay.



http://homepage.mac.com/crackedbutter/PhotoAlbum46.html

tech4all
Feb 4, 2005, 04:21 PM
Seems like I would be the last person as well to do this...

But this *image* is mine and I took it while in japan. You can have it if you PM me. Not as good but of a high quality and royalty free. :)
There is one thing that annoys me about this image, there are no clouds, the sky has no texture. Other than that, it is okay.



http://homepage.mac.com/crackedbutter/PhotoAlbum46.html

Nice photo CrackedButter. Did you do any Photoshop to get those rich greens? Or is that untouched?

CrackedButter
Feb 4, 2005, 05:14 PM
I photoshopped the greens.

dotdotdot
Feb 4, 2005, 05:24 PM
i dont like the pic on the laptop :-(

Blackheart
Feb 4, 2005, 08:30 PM
Along the same lines, does anyone know where I can get the wallpaper that Apple uses on their displays?

http://images.apple.com/displays/images/indexcompdisplay06282004-03.jpg

cyanide
Feb 5, 2005, 03:30 AM
sure! i actually took this photo for them.. no, but honestly i have several that are extremely similar from my stay in Germany. PM if you want to see them.

irmongoose
Feb 5, 2005, 10:37 AM
As a student of photography, it sickens me to know that cheapskates like you won't just register and buy the damn thing. To think a pro photographer (who spent more on a camera than you would on a computer) is going to get ripped off when somebody does as you asks.

I hope they do more than watermark images in the future to stop this kind of theft, like DRM for images just like music. Its clear you want it, why not pay for it?

Its things like this that prevents me from showing people online the photos I take as a student. Many times I have wanted to show one of my images in the desktop threads. Some would make fantastic backgrounds, yet at the moment only I can enjoy them because of people like you.

You know, as a student of photography, I would like nothing better than people looking at my work and saying "I want that." The more people who can see my work, the more people that can like my work, the better. As long as people are not making any money off of my work, great!

Am I the only one who feels this way?




irmongoose

CrackedButter
Feb 5, 2005, 03:14 PM
You know, as a student of photography, I would like nothing better than people looking at my work and saying "I want that." The more people who can see my work, the more people that can like my work, the better. As long as people are not making any money off of my work, great!

Am I the only one who feels this way?




irmongoose

The main point to my post was that it takes a bit of work to get a good image and its not always a clever shapshot, it takes hard work and money, I feel those last 2 points are lost on some people.