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Photo Screensaver Plus

Enhanced screensaver for photographers

This screensaver allows you to present and manage your photos. Screensaver allows you to show selected photos with descriptive informations. But main sense of the screensaver is in a simple administration of your photos. The screen saver is designed for those who spend much time with watching of any photo screensaver and want to be able to copy selected photos to predefined place, mark them for processing, delete, etc. The screensaver offers lot of other features (see below).

The screensaver is free to use!

Main Features

  • You can select one or more folders where photos are stored (all subfolders will be presented also)
  • You can switch presentation modes (even during presentation)
    • Random presentation - presents random photos from all of defined folders
    • Folder presentation - presents sequence of all photos from random selected folder (You can turn on the mode on selected photo and all other photos of its folder will be presented)
  • You can pause, speed up and speed down presentation
  • You can see and edit basic metadata of the photo  (Exif metadata, disk path, etc.)
  • You can manipulate presented photo (delete, rotate and copy photo)
  • You can mark selected photos to selected actions (to print, to postprocessing, etc.)
  • Screensaver starts with a brief history of photos from the previous run
  • You can use the screensaver (using the right mouse button) for a slideshow of images from the selected folder
Press H to display help with list of  keystrokes and basic screensaver settings

Download

You can download installer of the screensaver here: DOWNLOAD

Requirements

In Windows XP you need to instal .NET Framework (in Windows 7, 8, 10... you don't need install anything other than screensaver).

In Windows 7, 8, 10... you need administrator rights for installation.

Installation

  1. Download installer 
  2. Run installer and follow instructions
Installer copies SCR file of the screensaver to system directory (typically c:\windows\system32) and writes some registry entry (for uninstaller and system logging). It cans also create shortcuts to run screensaver in Windows Start menu and/or user desktop shortcut.

History

1.11 (12. 6. 2016)

  • Fixed slow loading

1.10 (15. 5. 2016)

  • New setting - minimum image size dimension (smaller images are not shown)

1.9 (14. 3. 2016)

  • Folders, which are not found, are not deleted from configuration - because of portable devices
  • Fixed context menu on folder

1.8 (21. 3. 2015)

  • Better randomisation of presentation
  • Fixed EXIF text
  • New log into '\AppData\Local\PhotoScreensaverPlus'

1.7 (15. 1. 2012)

  • Is it possible to set if next folder in GTF mode is random, or consequent.
  • Is it possible to set if screensaver starts in GTF mode, normal mode or in same mode as in previous running.
  • Shortcut to restart current folder presentation in ""go through folder"" (GTF) mode is Ctrl + F now
  • New shortcut to start GTF mode, which starts from actual image - Alt + F

1.6 (25. 12. 2011)

  • When screensaver finishes folder presentation in "go through folder" mode, it continues with consequent (not random) folder
  • Correct encoding in EXIF ImageTitle, ImageDescription a UserComment
  • Shortcut to Exclude folder is Alt+X now

1.5 (1. 12. 2011)

  • New features
    • Excluded folders and images - specific folders or images can be excluded from presentation. You can specify this folders in screensaver settings, or during presentation:
    • New shortcut X - exclude current image
    • New shortcut Ctrl+X Alt+X - exclude whole folder of current image
  • Hidden folders are not scanned for a images

1.4 (27. 11. 2011)

  • New features
    • New shortcut S - shows screensaver settings
    • New shortcut Alt+F - continue in "go through folder" mode (see below) with first image of current folder
    • Loading of images from selected file
      In configuration you can set a file which contains paths to images. These images will be presented in random order and before images from other selected folders. You can store path of just presented image to the file by selected shortcut - use one of five shortcuts F1..F5 in screensaver configuration.
  • Enhanced loading of images - now is possible to show images form much more folders

1.3 (18. 1. 2010)

  • Fixed problem of incorrect exif date and time

1.2 (28. 5. 2009)

  • new features
    • Slideshow mode - You can use the screensaver (using the right mouse button) for a slideshow of images from the selected folder
    • Added support for images in  formats TIF, GIF and PNG
    • New shortcut T - display the current time, time during which the screensaver is running and the quantity of images presented
    • "go through folder" mode shows count of images in the folder and number of presented image
    • Added ability to exit the screensaver only by press Escape key (can be turned on in the screensaver settings)
    • Added smooth effect of hiding the previous image (you can disable the screen saver settings)
    • Changed the meaning of arrow keys
      • Up arrow - increase speed of presentation (shorter interval)
      • Down arrow - decrease speed of presentation (longer interval)
  • bugfixes
    • fixed problem with detection of EXIF
    • fixed problem with white screen after start
    • fixed support for multiple monitors

1.1 (22. 3. 2009)

  • Enhanced memory management
  • Detailed application log
  • Bugfix:  fixed error of file access

1.0 (14. 3. 2009)

  • New features
    • Screensaver has installer now 
    • Screensaver has new icon 
    • Check for update when screensaver starts (turn off checking in settings)
    • W - new keystroke to visit screensaver web site
    • Alt + tab doesn't stop screensaver
    • You can run screensaver manually (only one instance of the screensaver can run)
    • Settings of interpolation method
    • Show / hide all texts (like exif) immediately
    • Grey text underlay (improve readability of texts)
  • Updates
    • Better memory management
    • Enhanced stability
    • Double buffering  (speed up image show)
    • Cache of last ten images (speed up return to previous image)

Beta 0.9 (15. 1. 2009)

  • MediaScreensaver (it is screensaver original name) renamed to Photo Screensaver Plus

Beta O.8 (15. 1. 2009)

  • Stability issue
    • resolved problems with loading large image folders hierarchy
    • resolved security problems with accessing to particular folders

Beta O.7 (9. 1. 2009)

  • You can save file path of current image to the one of five predefined text files
    • Press F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 to save image file name to different text files
    • Set path and file names of text files in screensaver settings
    • You can use it to simple image management (you can classify images)
  • Screensaver remembers last ten images of previous execution
    • Screensaver starts with last  image of previous execution
  • Screensaver do not repeats images until all of them are shown

Beta 0.6 (6. 1. 2009)

  • Remapped keys!
    • N - file name
    • F - on/off  mode "go through folder"
  • New functions
    • H - show help with key mapping
    • D - show date of the image (you can set default value in screensaver settings)
    • M - edit exif Title, Description, User comment
    • R  - rotate right
    • L - rotate left

Beta 0.5 (3. 1. 2009)

  • D - Special "mode" for screensaver - "go through folder"
    • Screensaver will present all images from folder of current image when you press D
    • You can switch on this mode as a default in screensaver settings - screen saver then selects folders randomly and presents all images of them
  • Support for "user comment" in Exif
  • Support for flash information in Exif

Beta 0.4 (2. 1. 2009)

  • New correctness of Exif
  • New settings
    • you can set multiple image folders
    • you can set font size of exif and filename

Beta 0.3 (29. 12. 2008)

  • EXIF Support
    • you can switch on/off automatic rotation of image by exif in screensaver settings
    • E - show exif information

Beta 0.2 (27. 12. 2008)

  • New controls
    • Del - delete current image
    • C - copy current image to predefined folder (set the folder in screensaver settings)
    • Up arrow - increase speed of presentation (shorter interval)
    • Down arrow - decrease speed of presentation (longer interval)
  • You can set initial value (on/off) for "show file name" parameter in screensaver settings

Beta 0.1 (26. 12. 2008)

  • It shows random jpg files from selected folder and subfolders with control
    • Left arrow - return to previous image
    • Right arrow - show next image
    • Spaceba r - pause/play presentation
    • F - show file name and path of current image  
  • In the screensaver settings you can
    • set root folder of images
    • set time interval between images
    • set background color for images

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2016-08-02 04:12:40 Roman - It'd be awesome if you had a version that would display multiple photos at once with animation like sliding tiles screensaver on the mac...

2016-07-11 13:18:04 stef pillaert - Hello, can your screensaver also be used in windows 10 as screensaver for the login screen? So, when the PC is on, and nobody is logged in, can the screensaver still start after a while? Thanks, Stef (stef.pillaert@kuleuven.be)

2016-06-24 15:17:20 Kamil - Simon - thanks a lot for your donation and feedback! :) Video play is in my TODO list for years. I've tons of videos and I want to see it same as you. :)

2016-06-23 22:51:45 Simon - Kamil - Thanks for the feedback - really appreciated. Your photo SS is a quality program. Have you considered a screensaver that plays video clips? I've not seen one, and there must be an increasing amount of unseen video footage waiting to be set free! :-)

2016-06-22 21:46:48 Kamil - Hi Simon - thanks alot for your feedback! I'm working on new screensaver version these days. I want to improve some features like transition from picture to picture. Your request is clear, but for my current app architecture a bit complicated. Screensaver doesn't know how many pictures is in defined folders. It is not possible to build complete hash map of pictures due to performance. Therefore screensaver doesn't know the moment when all pictures are displayed. It only tries to find new picture in new folder and display it. But I wrote your request to my TODO list and I'll try to solve it. :)

2016-06-22 09:59:14 Simon - Really enjoying your screensaver. One request - Would it be possible to make a hash table of the photos and ensure they are all shown once before showing them again... etc. It's not random, but it ensures you don't get the same photos appearing often. btw - i love the feature of being able to go back to the photo you've just viewed.

2016-06-02 20:39:01 Kamil - Martine díky za pochvalu spořiče. Bohužel ta poslední verze zlobí více lidem a nemohu přijít na to proč. Chystám ale úplně přepracovanou verzi, takže zatím se tím nebudu zdržovat. Pokud vám to nevadí, tak si prosím stáhněte předchozí verzi 1.9 z odkazu, který je o příspěvek níže. Přidám ho také nahoru k hlavnímu odkazu. S pozdravem, Kamil

2016-06-02 18:12:29 Martin - Dobrý den, děkuji za Váš skvělý spořič. Ale verze 1.10 je hodně pomalá, někdy i několik minut nereaguje a zatuhává, to samé i přechod na další fotku nebo návrat zpět do Win. Předchozí 1.19 fungovala skvěle (PC Win 8.1 64bit, 6GB RAM)

2016-05-19 10:05:59 Kamil - Hi Ted, I'm very sorry for this. I have tested the 1.10 version a few days on two computers and everything was OK. You can download previous version here: http://pssp.svoboda.biz/1.9/PhotoScreensaverPlusSetup.exe

2016-05-18 17:26:34 Ted Broomhead - The current version that I just downloaded yesterday is extremely slow switching back from the screensaver to the home page. Can I download the previous version. There were no problems with that one.

2016-05-16 05:18:32 Val - 2

2016-04-15 19:56:03 Kamil - Hi Jim, first of all thank you very much for your donation! I would like to help you, but I don't understand exactly. Did you mean standard "screen saving" or presentation of pictures in the folder? Current version of screensaver should continues new session with last picture from previous session. This doesn't work?

2016-04-14 20:12:01 Jim Bjornstad - I enjoy your screen saver very much. I would like to display photos from the beginning to the end. If I interrupt via the "esc" key, flag my process and continue to the end once I restart the screen saver. I have read your documentation and it seems like it should work that way but it doesn't for me. No big deal, I still enjoy your program!

2016-04-13 10:21:59 Simon - Fantastic! I've been looking for a photo screensaver with delete for ages. Top job :-)

2016-03-13 09:52:05 Kamil - Hi Jim, please can you give me more details? What does you mean by "beginning of my pictures"? Please feel free to write me an e-mail (address is below).

2016-03-11 16:27:33 Jim Bjornstad - Love your program. Have not been able to start at the beginning of my pictures and proceed. Any suggestions?

2016-02-03 19:19:43 Kamil - Mirku díky moc za odezvu! Chystám se v nejbližší době zase vrátit k úpravám a dodělat pár drobností. Mrknu i na tohle chování. Je dost závislé na konkrétním PC a Windows.

2016-02-02 20:35:46 Mirek - Skvělý prográmek! dlouho jsem hledal opravdu chytrý prohlížeč fotek. Jediné co mi trochu vadí je poměrně dlouhá doba pro zobrazení úvodní stránky s hláškou" directory scanning.." nedá se tato doba nějak zkrátit? Děkuji za odpověď Děkuji moc za odpověď.

2016-01-28 07:47:46 Gary - I haven't been able to use this program on windows 7 for over two years. When it starts it says "scanning" then "sorry, there is no file of the type *.jpg..." (when in fact there are tens of thousands of images in there). Any ideas on what can cause this?

2016-01-06 12:12:10 Kamil - Hi Ted - press "F" again to switch off "folder mode"

2015-12-29 18:30:47 Ted Broomhead - your screensaver was running in random order, now it seems to be in folder order. Can't figure out how to change it back to random. Any help would be appreciated.

2015-08-21 12:44:08 Joe - If you exclude a subfolder, it presents 1 picture and then you get the message..there are no pictures of type... in this folder... funny, as it has shown 1 before...

2015-08-21 11:27:38 Joe - Something seems to be wrong with random play The subfolder with its 5 pictures gets very often shown, the 200 above in the folder, much less Its just like random between all fodlers 1 pictures, if you used all, start again with them

2015-08-21 11:21:33 Joe - Hi tested it on a local folder I would like to see the system time beside the date in top right but i only can have time with displayed numbers... i m not interested in how many images in what time i saw, i just like to see the recent time... also i miss a stretch feature for small pics rest seems to fit my needs

2015-08-21 11:17:08 joe - I wanted to use the screensaver, but i cant select my mapped network drive...

2015-07-01 09:45:29 Kamil - Hi Andy, this is my long time problem. The screensaver uses Random function for picture selection but it initializes similar sequence. If you are developer you can see the code here https://github.com/KamilSvoboda/PhotoScreensaverPlus/blob/master/PhotoScreensaverPlus/MainController.cs Please feel free to send a pull request with fix!

2015-06-30 23:07:09 Andy - Blahopřejeme!Vynikající spořič obrazovky - nejlepší, co jsem viděl. Mnohem lepší než jeden Microsoft. Jen jedna věc by to lepší, kdyby to měl lepší náhodného výběru. Pořád viděl stejný sled fotografií, i když ne v režimu složky. Navrhuje, aby mne sekvence je buď pseudo-náhodných nebo semeno není správně inicializovat. Mnohokrát Děkuji. Andy, UK.

2014-12-29 20:06:54 Kamil - Matěj: Díky moc! S tou cestou máte pravdu. V době, kdy jsem psal základ jsem s externími disky nepočítal - píšu si to do námětů. Také adresáře do souboru je dobrý nápad! :)

2014-12-29 19:59:42 Kamil - Andrej: Thanks a lot for donation!!! :D Your suggestions are great. PSSP fits photos automatically, but stretch is new, planned function. Truncate filename is also great idea.

2014-12-29 19:57:55 Kamil - Lisa: :D good platform, but unfortunatelly - not for me...

2014-12-29 14:45:38 Matěj Č. - Skvělý screensaver, něco takového jsem dlouho hledal. Měl bych jen dvě připomínky (nebo spíše tipy na vylepšení): Jednak mám taky trochu problém s mizením definovaných cest. Všiml jsem si, že když program nemůže danou složku najít, tak cestu automaticky vymaže. To je ale trochu problém, když cesta vede na externí disk, který občas potřebuji odpojit, ale když je připojený, tak bych byl rád, aby se fotky z něj zobrazovaly. Druhá věc je, že by bylo skvělé, kdyby se do textového souboru dal definovat nejen seznam fotek, ale také i seznam složek, a tak by bylo možné do různých souborů si definovat například různé tématické výběry, které by člověk mohl podle potřeby snadno přepnout, aniž by musel vždycky ručně vybírat, které složky tam chce mít. Jinak skvělá práce. :-)

2014-12-28 10:29:59 Andrej - Great saver. Wish: resize (fit, strech, tile), truncate filename (not to display fill path wich can be annoying C:\Users\User\My Documents\Dropbox\Photos). DOnation on the way :)

2014-12-23 08:59:03 Lisa - PLEASE tell men you're working on a version for mac.

2014-07-28 11:44:56 Kamil - dave: Good idea! Thanks! :)

2014-07-09 10:28:07 Dave Casey - Nice app, I like it. But, it would be nice if it had a feature to stretch or shrink images to use full screen. I have a number of images that are smaller than the full screen and they show up in the screensaver as "postage stamp size."

2014-06-08 15:12:56 shiyal haresh - good

2014-04-26 07:10:45 Simon Benninga - Wonderful app! Many thanks! Simon Benninga benninga@gmail.com

2013-12-15 23:30:47 krenek@seznam.cz - Výborný saver, gratuluji vám, přesně tohle jsem hledal. možnost vrátit se k zobrazené fotce a zobrazení cesty používám dnes a denně. Mám jen jeden problém a tím je, že se mi pod Win7 občas ztratí z nastavení všechny uložené cesty Source a exclude. Netušíte čím by to mohlo být, na kartě "Save path" cesta vždy zůstává. Všechny cesty směřují na stejný disk na NAS serveru. SAVER běží na počítači běží někdy i celý den. vypíná se jen na noc. Setkal jste se již s podobným problémem? S Pozdravem Jaroslav Křenek

Count of entries: 38

  exif
Exif of current photo

settings
Date and time of photo capture

settings
Current time, number of presented photos and duration of screensaving

settings
Disk path to current photo

 
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