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Any programs similiar the pictureshare that don't cause problems?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by 2talll, Jan 29, 2005.

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  1. 2talll

    2talll Thread Starter

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    I've been using pictureshare.net to automatically switch the wallpaper on my desktop for over a year now. Well, I had a bunch of problems with my computer yesterday and when I put the HiJackThis log onto the site, I was told that the pictureshare software was causing alot of the problems- and the annoying "processes" that were running came from the the pictureshare software.

    Anyone know of a similiar program that I can use to automatically change my wallpaper using pictures from a specific folder?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. photolady

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    Try Irfanview it's also free and will do what you want without a problem.

    Download it from here:
    www.irfanview.com be sure to get the plugins also.
     
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    I have Irfanview and the only way I know to change the wallpaper using that program is to manually do it. What am I missing?
     
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    OK, thanks. I'll check that program out. I'm also going to email the guy that makes PictureShare. I talked to him a few months back asking if there was going to be an unpate that would automatically fir the pictures to my widescreen screen and I remember he said something about an update being worked on, but it wouldn't be shareware. Maybe if it's not shareware it will be a little safer.

    I'm thinking I must've forgot to turn back on my Norton after copying a dvd and someone hacked into the program because I've been using it for over a year eith no problems until this past week.

    I'll see. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. brushmaster1

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    FREE!
    Go to www.webshots.com and download the Webshots Desktop. It's free, and it allows you to cycle your wallpaper on any schedule you wish. It also incorporates a slideshow screensaver, and there are a lot of great wallpaper images available for free download.
     
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    THanks I'll try that one first since it's free.
     
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    Be very careful. That site loaded all kinds of stuff on me that I didn't want and it was hard to get rid of. It didn't ask, it just DUMPED. It changed my desktop to things I did not want, added a calander, and a clock, and ... Gaaahhh !
     
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    I was at webshots and never got anything dumped on me. Do you have your IE setup to allow all downloads? If I were you, I'd check under Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab. Make sure Enable install on demand is unchecked, and Enable install other is unchecked.
     
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    EVERYTHING in Webshots is optional. Once it is installed, go to "Settings" and turn on/off whatever features you want/don't want.
     
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    I didn't like WebShots- I'm using the Wallpaper Sequencer that was suggested above. I didn't like how WebShots made "copies" of the pictures in the WebSHots folder to use as the wallpapers as apposed to just using the original pictures. One, what a waste of hard drive space to have copies of all my pictures. Two the wallpapers with low quality copies of the orignals. Much better to have the 1.4+MB picture being shrunk down to fit the screen as apposed to having 250k pictures stretched out on the screen.
     
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    I can't really remember the sequence - I think it asked if I wanted to install webshots and I clicked 'OK' then Whammo ! I do not have install on demand checked for IE or for 'other'. It took me about 2 days to get it all out. I was just trying to warn about the experience.
     
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