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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Make your own screensaver

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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Make your own screensaver

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Use the free program IrfanView to make a slide show out of your digital photos.

[ music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hello, I'm Tom Merritt and welcome to the Screensavers. 3D flying Windows logo, oh. Flying squiggly lines, ah. Think Pad features, great. Yeah you know, I think we can do better. Here's a quick tip for creating your own screensaver from your own photos. All you need is a free program called Earfend [assumed spelling] View, which you can get from CNET's www.Download.com. Here's how to do it. Launch Earfend View, press the blue slide show button from the toolbar, browse to the folder that has your pictures. Add them one by one by double clicking or add whole directories at once by highlighting the folder and pressing add all. After you've chosen your image set, you can adjust the order by moving individual pictures up or down or pressing sort files and choosing an option there. Go to the slide advancement section and choose an option for how the slides advance. For a screensaver you want it to advance automatically or randomly after a certain amount of seconds, say 2. Finally, file names may be cool in the slide show, but I don't want them cluttering up my screensaver. So I'm deleting the variables in the show text box. Now press the save as exe/scr file button. Select the scr file box. Choose the Windows/system32 directory. Name the screensaver something you'll remember. Press create. Now right click on the desktop. Choose properties. Select the screensaver tab. In the screensaver dropdown menu, you should see your screensaver. Select it and press the preview button. Viola, no dancing babies or hamsters, just the pictures you love and remember to press save to set your slideshow as the screensaver. Like this one. I'm Tom Merritt, that's it for this Screensaver. ^M00:01:50 [ music ]

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