Photo screensaver recommendations?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by ryoo818, Jan 16, 2009.

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    ryoo818

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    I'm looking for something similar to Slickr (http://code.google.com/p/slickr-dotnet), but it doesn't need the flickr connectivity, as I intend to use only local image files.

    On a side note, has anyone had any success using Slickr? It keeps saying that it's not compatible with the AAO video card, or something about no opengl support? It sort of works if you turn off the opengl warning, but the transitions are choppy and slow.
     
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    jackluo923

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    Can't you just use the windows xp screen saver to display your local photo? The displays your own images as screen saver and it has some basic transitions.
     
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    Yea, the xp photo screensaver is... awful :|

    The transitions look horrible, and it leaves black bars if the image doesn't fit the dimensions of the screen perfectly (which means always). Slickr is really nice, except for the compatibility problem I mentioned.
     
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    If you want to remove the black bars why not resize your photos to the correct size ?
     
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    Go to tucows or major geeks or some such other safe and reliable apps site and download any one of a number of FREE screensaver apps. Some have very small footprints. Beware of downloading ANY screensavers from sites that advertise on banners, or porn sites, or that advertise "thousands of free wallpapers" or the like. These very often contain malware, tracking cookies, and in a lot of cases add search bars to your browser and make their website your home page. They sometimes will contain out and out viruses and root kit trojans that will totally louse up your system and take control of your machine. in ANY case, always read the EULA and uncheck anything that you don't want installed along with the screensaver. Even legit programs sometimes partner with others to include a Google searchbar or other things along with the screensaver.
     
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