ScreenTime Media today announced the release SWF Desktop 1.2, its Flash-based active desktop creation tool for Macintosh and Windows. “SWF Desktop enables designers and marketeers to create dynamic wallpaper — active desktops — that can deliver branded, updatable content, images, animations, news, calendars, links, Web applications and games directly to users’ desktops.” The new Mac OS X version includes a revised active desktop playback engine, providing improved remote and local file handling, improved bitmap rendering, an integrated preferences panel with options to preview and un- install wallpaper, and support for Exposé. SWF Desktop 1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later and is priced at US$99.95.