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Q: Picture of Empty Beach Chair and Ocean ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Picture of Empty Beach Chair and Ocean
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: aaronpb-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 19 Dec 2002 17:20 PST
Expires: 18 Jan 2003 17:20 PST
Question ID: 127113
I am trying to find a beautiful picture that would be used as a
desktop background (wallpaper).  The picture is a beach scene,
probably an island, with blue water and white sand.  There is a lone
beach chair, unoccupied, and possibly a palm tree.  I have thoroughly
searched webshots, and there is a picture that is similar, but not it

I was at CompUSA the other day, and I passed by an iBook (or a
PowerBook) that had a beach-themed screen saver running on it.  I
think the picture I'm looking for was one of the pictures in that
screen saver.  While I was there, I attempted to extract the pictures
from the screen saver, but I'm Mac-challenged and had no success.

Can you please help me find this picture?

Request for Question Clarification by ragingacademic-ga on 19 Dec 2002 18:16 PST
aaronpb -

Here are some options -

Let me know if any of these hits the mark and I'll post it as an answer.

If not, will keep looking.  Anything else you remember about this picture?


Clarification of Question by aaronpb-ga on 19 Dec 2002 20:59 PST
Thank you for working on this.   Unfortunatley, none of those pictures
are it.  Close, but not quite.  I know this is subjective, but the
picture I'm looking for is quite stunning.  Very vivid colors,
high-resolution, etc.
Subject: Re: Picture of Empty Beach Chair and Ocean
Answered By: mother-ga on 19 Dec 2002 21:17 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The image you found on that iBook is included in the "Screen Effects"
system preference in Mac OS X. Someone has already extracted and
posted the image you are looking for to their website, linked below.
For your desktop picture, click on the image to see and download the
full-size version.

All of the beach images from the "Screen Effects" program are just
numbered Beach01.jpg, Beach02.jpg, etc. so if you want more from this
series you could search Google images for those filenames. Or, you can
follow the instructions below to get the images from a Mac running OS

1. In the Finder (the happy Mac icon in the dock), navigate to
"System/Library/Screen Savers/."

2. Control-click (or right-click on a two-button mouse) on
"Beach.slideSaver" (or whichever theme you wish to view). A context
menu will pop up. Choose "Show package contents."

3. Navigate to "Contents/Resources."

4. The "Resources" folder will list all of the JPEG image files which
make up the screen saver theme. In this case, "Beach01.jpg" is the
first of the series and that is what is linked above.

Search strategy:

"beach01.jpg" Google image search

I hope this helps!


Request for Answer Clarification by aaronpb-ga on 20 Dec 2002 06:35 PST
Wow!  Thank you!  Do you have any suggestion as to how I might be able
to obtain the entire collection of JPEGs?  I don't personally know
anyone who has a Mac running OS X.

Clarification of Answer by mother-ga on 20 Dec 2002 08:00 PST
Hello! I am glad that my answer worked for you and that photo is the
one you are looking for. As far as the rest of the series, I have had
no luck finding them on the web. Any other suggestions beyond
purchasing your own Mac running OS X may fall out of the legal realm.
I'm very sorry that I can not help you beyond the original answer.

For other beach and island for your system's wallpaper, try an
advanced Google image search for "beach" or "island" specifying the
file size to be "wallpaper." There are a few nice scenes to choose
from this way that will be large enough to look great on your screen.

Good luck!
-- mother-ga
aaronpb-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thank you for providing a great answer and excellent suggestions!  I
appreciate the time you invested.

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