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November 29th, 1999

[8:45 AM] Paint A Panda On Your Desktop With PandoMural Update
by Staff

The good people of Panda Systems have updated PandoMural. PandoMural allows users of pre-OS 8 Macs to display images on their desktop instead of desktop patterns. Users with other versions of the OS can use it as well. The new version includes bug fixes and Mac OS 9 compatibility. According to Panda Systems:

Panda Systems is pleased to announce the upgrade of PandoMural to version 1.1.

PandoMural is a freeware Macintosh program for displaying pictures on your desktop in place of the desktop pattern. PandoMural supports the following picture formats: PICT, JPEG, GIF, PhotoShop (2.5/3.0), SGI (Silicon Graphics Image), BMP*, PNG*, TIFF* and TARGA*. (*Requires QuickTime 3.0 or greater)

Main features:

  • A list that allows you to keep your pictures in different folders and disks.
  • Preview of each picture as it is selected in the list.
  • Changing of the desktop picture at startup to the next/random picture from the list.
  • Automatic changing of the desktop picture at a user defined interval without restarting.

Version 1.1.1 - Fixed a bug that caused PandoMural 1.1 to crash on 68K Macs. Added support for Multiple Users in MacOS 9. Added support for PNG and Targa formats when using QuickTime 3.0 and better.

You can find more information on the product at the company's web site. PandoMural is freeware.

The Mac Observer Spin: On a sad note for fans of Panda Bears, this release comes after Hsing Hsing has been put to sleep. Hsing Hsing was the male half of the mated Panda pair that was given to the US by China in the late 70's.

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