screen saver

hi guys,
I am looking to use a picture/image as a screen saver, I note that some images come as bmp, jpeg, png format, what format is best for a screen saver on my laptop, please can you guys explain the best format and why etc.
all the best, bluesfloyd

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Re: screen saver

Any format that works is best.


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jpg is most compressed image

therefore smallest file size. Since it's screen saver it runs when nothing else is doing on the computer, so you can use more resource for it, but if you have a lot of images in a slideshow screensaver, then might want to use the jpg compression images. The bmp images use the largest file sizes.

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Re: screensaver

The best (seen from the point of your electricity bill and - if you believe in the CO2 story and the environment - ) is to use no screensaver at all, but use the Energy Settings in Control panel to turn the screen of after x minutes of inactivity.


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re:screen saver

The most popular file format is JPEG, PNG is good for saving black and white drawings or natural images when you don't want to lose quality at all. BMP offers the same quality preservation as PNG but its size is a bit bigger.

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File Format


Choosing an image as a screen saver depends on the image resolution on how you want it to be fit on your display screen. Regarding the file format, I go for JPEG.

Advantages of the JPEG Format
-Large compression ratios = shorter file transfer time
-Full-color information
-Great for photographs, graphic artwork, banner ads, etc.

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Hope this helps.
Have a nice day!

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Use any of these and also you can covert bmp to jpg and all other format to jpg using paint software. So just try it and convert picture to jpg and use in Screensaver.

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