I needed to make some higher resolution exports from some old ClarisDraw files. So I plugged in the Lombard PowerBook and powered it up. Not only did it work first try but it booted into OSX 10.2 very quickly. The only modern command I missed was the two finger scroll. The backup CD and the superdrive still worked and I moved the files over to the HD. The Classic environment and ClarisDraw booted fine. After some familiarization and a few font adjustments the exports to PIC were done. Then I had to convert them to PNG. The modern computer apps couldn’t read PIC. But the old Quicktime 7 converted them to PDF and I was home free.
Kind of a fun process.
Great. I’ve an old SE I boot up once a year or so, always fun to use again.
When it comes to image formats and converting I find Graphic Converter will do the job others cannot - https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/image-editing-slideshow-browser-batch-conversion-metadata-and-more-on-your-mac/
But loading up on an old laptop is more fun I bet.
GraphicConverter didn’t work this time. Really surprised me that the PIC files would not load.
Good story! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy booting up a really old Mac and seeing that it still works just like back in the day. Don’t get to do that a whole lot these days, but it’s always fun to hear.
If your Mac SE ever stops working, you can use this webpage emulator. Doesn’t work too well on iOS devices. You really need a mouse.