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The Gallery2 Local Screen Saver & Desktop Changer uses the random Image Block functionality to download random images from your Gallery installation and use them as a Windows screensaver and desktop background. Also allows upload of JPEGs to Gallery.

  • Local user-configurable caching and offline mode (displays random pictures from local cache when offline)
  • Allows you to specify the max size of the images to be displayed as a percentage of the available screen real estate
  • Supports multiple monitors - can choose to have the screensaver fill a screen or the whole desktop. I use UltraMon, so with my screensaver, I can choose to have one screensaver fill the whole virtual desktop, or have two copies of my screensaver running in different monitors
  • Authentication against username/password protected Gallery2 installations
  • Ability to select random images only from specific albums in your Gallery2 installation
  • Ability to change your Windows desktop background at regular, user-selectable intervals to a random image from your Gallery2 installation
  • Control over fade-in/out of images, image centre-ing, desktop blanking on startup, collage effect vs. single images, etc.
  • EXIF Info display widget on Desktop Changer
  • High quality image resampling using a Lanczos Kernel filter when resizing images (will be particularly apparent when resizing small images to fill the screen)
  • Requires no other software or graphics libraries to be installed
  • Minimum configuration required (at the very least, a Gallery URL and optionally a username and password is required)
  • Store history of desktop and screensaver image changes
  • Prevention of screensaver startup when particular application is active (user configurable)
  • Drag 'n' drop image onto Thumbnail Widget to change desktop image
  • Double-click on image in Thumbnail Widget to open image in default viewer
  • Optional balloon hint on desktop image change
  • Google Earth 4 integration - live display of location of current desktop image and locally cached images (geocoded images only)
  • Upload of JPEGs to writeable Gallery albums, including resizing of images prior to upload using a Lanczos Kernel filter, and ability to create albums in Gallery
  • Browsing and selection of images directly from albums in a Gallery

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