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Picture Screensaver

by kelray85 / May 17, 2009 6:23 AM PDT

I am looking for a screensaver that will display my pictures on the monitor. I want the pictures to basically take up the whole screen. I have found a couple screensavers where the pictures come up fairly small on the screen, but I really would rather they filled the whole screen if possible. If somebody could offer me some ideas I would really appreciate it.

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It depends on your pictures...
by John.Wilkinson / May 17, 2009 7:46 AM PDT
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The default settings depend entirely on your pictures. For instance, if you have a picture in portrait layout and a widescreen monitor, there will be significant amounts of black space on either side so that it is not horribly distorted by the stretching process. Also, if the image is low quality and, by default, is displayed as a small image, it will not be blown up in order to prevent the picture from becoming pixelated, another form of distortion. You can override those settings if you want and accept the results, but otherwise your options are leave it as is or choose only images that are designed to properly fit your screen.


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Identifying pictures on Sceensaver
by dlaverne / January 29, 2010 6:26 AM PST

Using Windows XP, I could identify the pictures as they were displayed with "My Picture Slideshow" but with Vista, I do not seem to have that capability. Oft times I would like to do somehting with that particular picture but it takes a much longer time to find it since I have so many. Does the capability exist as it did with XP to ID the pictures as they are shown?? Help!

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by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / May 22, 2009 4:26 AM PDT
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My suggestion here: only use pictures at a high-resolution. This way you won?t get the pixilation from stretching pictures to fit.

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by auntiescrooge / May 22, 2009 1:18 PM PDT
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I use a free frogram called "WEBSHOTS" it runs a small program on your computer, takes up little space, gives you some really good pictures as well, five a day if memory serves me.(you choose these of course).. and of course it gives you free wallpaper which you can change hourly daily or whatever.. if you are interested go to
you will need to sign up with them, you will need an email address and a user name that is all.

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