This Automator workflow downloads the latest image from the Astronomy Picture of the Day site (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) and sets it as your desktop background. It saves old copies of the images in a folder within ~/Pictures to be used as screen saver images. The last step in the workflow is to open the APOD page in Safari so you can read the description of the picture. The inspiration for this script came from an article by Andy Ihnatko (http://www.macobserver.com/columns/ihnatko/2005/20050429automator.shtml). Installation: 1. Unpack the ZIP file. 2. Copy AstronomyPictureOfTheDay to your Applications folder. 3. Run the application. To have a new picture downloaded every day, use iCal to schedule an event to run daily to open the application. You will want to periodically clean out the screensaver pictures folder to remove old pictures. For the latest version, check http://www.doughellmann.com/projects/AstronomyPictureOfTheDay/ Release History =============== 3.3 Fixes a problem with APOD pages that include links to multiple images so that only the main image is downloaded.
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cb1007b - update with Lion version of Automator; filter links to only show the ones that are part of the APOD site; fixes
e6c2dfd - fix link in announcement
Downloading images other than APOD