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Author Topic: Recommendation for mosaic/tiled live screensaver that reads folders of pictures?  (Read 5560 times)

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I want a screensaver or a software that can display a bunch of pictures from a group of folders.  But I want it to display the pictures like dozens at a time, not just one or two at a time.  Like a mosaic or tiled interface.  I'd like some snazzy effects, and the pictures to change often randomly, and the tiles don't have to be consistent sizes, they can be all over the place.

Anyone know of such a software?

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Cough Cough.. Check out Multi Photo Quotes..

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Multi Photo Quotes does a pretty dang good job of this.  Very nice. :Thmbsup:

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This is working great.

Just one comment:
I have a lot of directories loaded with large files.  MPQ seems to have some performance issues with it, if it's simple to fix, that would be nice.  If it's too much, no big deal.  Loading the configuration screen and exiting, and also the launching of the screensaver can take a while.  On my computer, it was about 10-20 seconds for each of those things.  And it's a pretty beefy computer: 12GB ram, i7.

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(Mosaic Screensaver...) Where you at somebody's house and saw the screensaver on their Mac?? The neighbor had a (Mac Leopard) mosaic screensaver running that was positively mesmerizing. A quick Google search turned up these (for Windows):

http://www.animosaix.com/
http://mosaicinfinite.com/

...I'm thinking of trying out the second one.

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http://mosaicinfinite.com/

-impressive (according to the video)!  :o  :Thmbsup:

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Supported OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8
Processor: AMD or Intel 1GHz
System RAM: 2 GB
Video Card: OpenGL 1.5 compatible graphics card
Hard drive: 10 MB, plus extra for photo cache
Prerequisite: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 05:35:50 PM by Curt »

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http://mosaicinfinite.com/
-impressive (according to the video)!  

wow, this will make the CPU work!! If you don't have 12GB RAM, you better click both "cache new images before starting animation" and "Pre-cache images now..." (and wait for half an hour)!

The price is only $5 http://mosaicinfinite.com/register/ , but I don't want it.


« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 01:19:55 PM by Curt, Reason: GB, not BG »

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(Mosaic Screensaver...) Where you at somebody's house and saw the screensaver on their Mac?? The neighbor had a (Mac Leopard) mosaic screensaver running that was positively mesmerizing. A quick Google search turned up these (for Windows):

http://www.animosaix.com/
http://mosaicinfinite.com/

...I'm thinking of trying out the second one.
I did see the photo wall thing on the mac, very cool.  I'll check these out and see how good they.  MPQ is doing a pretty great job so far, except for those performance comments I had.  I don't quite understand's MPQ's algorithm, but whatever it is, it has a nice effect on multiple monitors.  If you set the crop settings properly, the photos cycle through really nicely.  Some photos will randomly be fullscreen, and if you set the the changing frequency to something fast (i have 3 seconds), it makes for a nice photo wall display.