Icon of alias fades over repeated aliasing
Look at the above screenshot. See how the icon fades over repeated creation of the alias? I had never noticed this before. Myself and others get a washed out appearance of the icon, while some will see a sepia tint.
Try it out yourself, select anything on your Mac then hit Command+L repeatedly to create an alias of it and watch it fade…
I don’t know how useful this is, mostly because I don’t know anyone that creates ten aliases of an alias, but it’s just another example of the attention to detail Apple offers in Mac OS X. Scratch that, apparently this is a bug in ColorSync that causes each icon preview to be re-adjusted by the calibrated display profile.
Kind of an interesting bug that also kind of feels like a feature, doesn’t it?
Thanks to FinerThingsInMac for locating it.