8-Bit Pixelated Mac OS X Aurora Wallpaper

Mar 29, 2011 - 8 Comments

8-bit-aurora

Are you bored with the Mt Fuji and Space wallpapers from Lion? Try out this 8-bit rendition of the default Mac OS X Snow Leopard Aurora wallpaper.

OK so it’s probably not quite 8-bit in terms of colors, but the pixelation brings back that retro feeling. Combine it with PixelSafari and you’ll be wishing you had antialiasing again in no time.

You can grab the full sized 2560×1600 version from SimpleDesktops, believe it or not, it actually looks pretty nice as a desktop background.

This was found on Twitter via @MacGasm.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Customize, Mac OS X

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  1. Walker says:

    What’s with everyones obsession with pixels and 8bit this and 8bit that? Nostalgia for the days when CPU’s were 16MHz and your graphics card was the size of a MacBook Pro? I don’t get it.

  2. fstop says:

    Looks great I like it, thanks

  3. Sai Matara says:

    You can use mono color, purple for more retro feeling. Also giving a childbirth by yourself feels so retro.

  4. Alberto says:

    Very very useful……… Thanks :D :D

  5. Marino Marco says:

    I’m with Walker on this one, this is terrible for the eyes.

  6. whocares says:

    looks like dump, I’ll stick with my fuji

  7. [...] Finally, If you’re wondering what my super awesome background picture is, it’s the 8-bit pixelated aurora wallpaper. [...]

  8. Mac OS X says:

    Huh? How is that 8-bit? It’s just a pixelated version of the Snow Leopard default wallpaper. :|

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