Relay FM co-founder Stephen Hackett on Wednesday posted a collection of screenshots from every major version of the Mac operating system from the past 18 years. The collection covers the operating system from Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah to macOS High Sierra.
The library of over 1,500 screenshots is available on Hackett’s blog 512 Pixels, providing a look back at the visual history of Mac OS X Cheetah in 2000 through macOS High Sierra in 2017. Hackett plans to update the library for every major release of macOS going forward, including Mojave in the next couple of months.
Hackett says he ran every macOS release on actual hardware, including various models of the Power Mac G4, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro, capturing screenshots of major features and other elements he felt were important over the years.
Hackett’s screenshots show the evolution of the Mac Aqua visual theme.
Of course, there have been highs and lows. Pin stripes and Brushed Metal and Linen and Rich Corinthian Leather. Transparency and Vibrancy. At times, Apple had led the way into new design trends, and at other times, they have fallen behind the rest of the industry.
Hackett told MacRumors that he put an extraordinary amount of time into his collection, and it certainly looks it,