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Cull Graphics Quickly with Preview

You're faced with a folder full of images, and you need to sort through them, trashing some number and keeping the rest. For a quick way to do that, select them all, and open them in Preview (in Leopard, at least). You'll get a single window with each graphic as an item in the drawer. Use the arrow keys to move from image to image, and when you see one you want to trash, press Command-Delete to move it from its source folder to the Finder's Trash. (Delete by itself just removes the picture from Preview's drawer.)

 
 

Remembering HyperCard

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Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica offers a look back at the wonder and glory that was HyperCard, Apple’s software construction kit for the rest of us. In its time, HyperCard enabled the development of software like Myst, the interactive Whole Earth Catalog, and the Voyager Expanded Books. And of course, TidBITS, which we published as a HyperCard stack for our first 99 weekly issues.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Remembering HyperCard
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When I first proposed that the high school where I taught develop a web site, I had to use HyperCard to create a demonstration of what a web site could look like and how it could function...
Brian Thomas  2012-06-01 18:02
"When multimedia was Black & White" is a uniquely immersive remembrance of the early days of Hypercard:

http://www.smackerel.net/black_white.html
phoenix  2012-06-04 18:10
I subscribed to and enjoyed the early HyperCard TidBITS editions. They also rekindled my interest in scripting and coding. I mostly do Perl these days, but still really miss HC. Cheers!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-06-05 05:54
Yes, I still miss HyperCard too - nothing ever matched its combination of ease of development and ubiquity - you could be sure that every Mac user could use any stack.
Michael E. Cohen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-06-05 07:45
Just "me-too-ing" Adam's comment. I miss HyperCard, and the wonderful things you could do with it, every day.
Michael  2012-06-05 09:55
HyperCard was always begging for a touch interface... I would love to have it on my iPad. Not a clone - HyperCard.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-06-05 12:49
Oh yes. Please!