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# 220126 27-Jul-2017 11:28
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Hi all,

 

I am trying to locate a (safe!) screensaver for my Win 7 HTPC which displays high resolution photos from one or various web sources (I have no specific sources in mind).  Something akin to the photos that a Chromecast shows when you are not casting content to it.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

Cheers.


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  # 1832136 27-Jul-2017 11:57
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Doesn't MS have something similar our win10 desktop has different images on some sort of timetable. May be available for 7.



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  # 1832140 27-Jul-2017 12:10
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Bung: Doesn't MS have something similar our win10 desktop has different images on some sort of timetable. May be available for 7.

 

I'm not sure sorry but it is a screensaver I am wanting, not for my wallpaper photo to change.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1832147 27-Jul-2017 12:19
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Satch:

 

Bung: Doesn't MS have something similar our win10 desktop has different images on some sort of timetable. May be available for 7.

 

I'm not sure sorry but it is a screensaver I am wanting, not for my wallpaper photo to change.

 

 

Don't know about an external source but you can get your screensaver to show photos and set a source directory for them (well you can in Win 10 anyway)





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  # 1832390 27-Jul-2017 16:50
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just download the photos throw them in a folder and point windows at it for the screen saver.

 

i do the same thing but for wallpapers as i dont use a screen saver.




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  # 1832823 28-Jul-2017 12:30
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Jase2985:

 

just download the photos throw them in a folder and point windows at it for the screen saver.

 

i do the same thing but for wallpapers as i dont use a screen saver.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion but I want a very hands off solution that pulls from a wide selection of photos that I do not have to download and store.

 

In the end I found Photo Screen Saver in the Chrome store which is partly achieving what I want.  Unfortunately the screen saver doesn't operate when I have Windows Media Center in full screen though.


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  # 1832828 28-Jul-2017 12:34
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Not quite the same, but quite cool - I have the Apple TV Aerial screensaver on my Win10 PC. Looks fantastic.

 

https://github.com/cDima/Aerial

 

 

 

 


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  # 1832833 28-Jul-2017 12:39
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It's completely unsupported (and a little risky) but I know the Screensaver portion of Google's Picasa can be found online and copied into C:\Windows\System32 - or you could install the full Picasa application and grab the GPhotos.SCR file before uninstalling.

 

I'm at work at the moment but from memory it'll allow Google Plus/Picasa (of course), local folders, or... an RSS feed of images.

 

Some information here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/241968/add_a_photo_screensaver_to_windows_with_google_picasa.html

 

EDIT - found a link with more information.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1832853 28-Jul-2017 13:02
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trig42:

 

Not quite the same, but quite cool - I have the Apple TV Aerial screensaver on my Win10 PC. Looks fantastic.

 

https://github.com/cDima/Aerial

 

  

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will definitely try it out!


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  # 1832881 28-Jul-2017 13:42
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I used to use Johns Background Switcher.

 

Might be worth a look to see if it meets your needs.

 

https://johnsad.ventures/software/backgroundswitcher/

 

 


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  # 1832973 28-Jul-2017 16:16
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IIRC, Chromecast just displays 'editors choice' photos from 500px.

 

Haven't used it, but this appears to do similar:

 

http://www.gphotoshow.com/plugin-500px-screen-saver.htm 




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  # 1836486 3-Aug-2017 12:16
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Satch:

 

trig42:

 

Not quite the same, but quite cool - I have the Apple TV Aerial screensaver on my Win10 PC. Looks fantastic.

 

https://github.com/cDima/Aerial

 

  

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will definitely try it out!

 

 

Sorry have been away from GZ for a few days...  Just wanted to say that this is the solution I have landed on for now.  Amazing videos that keep me entertained like a child for hours!  Thanks again @trig42 for the recommendation.

 

When I finally get sick of the same videos I will continue to search for an appropriate web based photo screen saver.


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  # 1836503 3-Aug-2017 12:39
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Hiamie:

 

I used to use Johns Background Switcher.

 

Might be worth a look to see if it meets your needs.

 

https://johnsad.ventures/software/backgroundswitcher/

 

 

 

 

JBS is awesome, but it only changes the background. It is not a screensaver.





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  # 1836537 3-Aug-2017 13:23
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Satch:

 

Satch:

 

trig42:

 

Not quite the same, but quite cool - I have the Apple TV Aerial screensaver on my Win10 PC. Looks fantastic.

 

https://github.com/cDima/Aerial

 

  

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will definitely try it out!

 

 

Sorry have been away from GZ for a few days...  Just wanted to say that this is the solution I have landed on for now.  Amazing videos that keep me entertained like a child for hours!  Thanks again @trig42 for the recommendation.

 

When I finally get sick of the same videos I will continue to search for an appropriate web based photo screen saver.

 

 

Ha, all good - I quite like just sitting there looking at it to. Mesmerizing. There are quite a few flyovers.

 

If you have dual screens, you get a different one on each screen.


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