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Author Topic: Frameless.exe  (Read 4338 times)

bandit012345

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Frameless.exe
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:27:54 PM »
Is there a way to show a picture using Frameless.exe allowing for Desktop background transparency?
See attached pic

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 05:32:30 PM »
Quote
v1.1.3 - 2014-08-12
    + Added option to use PNG alpha transparency.  Use trans="alpha" to take
      advantage of this feature.

doesn't the above work for you?

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 05:48:39 PM »
It would if it were real, it's just an animated .gif I made just to illustrate what I was talking about. Lol!
I'm looking for a program (like Frameless.exe) that can load animated .gif's but allow for transparency.
Example: When you load Adobe Reader, the logo is semi-transparent.

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 08:29:11 PM »
I'll repost my original question to whom ever is out there; Is there a way to show a picture using Frameless.exe (or a program like it) allowing for Desktop background transparency?

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 01:42:50 AM »
Hi bandit012345,

I do not know what exactly you want, but you can display a frameless png/gif with transparency on desktop using my freeware app Overlap Wallpaper https://sites.google...te/overlapwallpaper/ , no animation though.

See if it fits the bill.

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 05:01:35 AM »
Thanks for the reply.
I am looking for a program/utility that allows alpha transparency using multiple .png files - basically like an animated .gif only with transparency to the Desktop behind.

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 09:08:26 AM »
Well I did some research on it. All below allows boaderless image show.

1. Overlap Wallpaper allows png alpha transparency, but do not have multiple file reload from folder option. Also no gif animation. No command line.

2. Frameless allows png alpha transparency, but do not have multiple file reload from folder option. But it has gif animation, but without the transparency. Also has command line

3. ImageOpen (googled and downloaded) has slide show of multiple file reload from folder option but without the transparency. Also no command line.

So you see all has some feature missing and not fully as required by you.

Either anyone gets updated or you may google and find the one that has all features.

I do not promise now for updating Overlap Wallpaper as too busy with project works.

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 12:06:22 PM »
There is one little program that I have on my laptop and I use it to display animated gifs with a transparent background. The program is called Impression: eyes, made by utilhaven (shareware, but the freeware version does work ok. and YES, it´s 100% FRAMELESS!!).
Unfortunately, utilhaven has closed down... so I don't know what's happening with the program.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 12:27:44 PM by Chessnia »

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 03:17:57 PM »
I found a program that does what I need it to.
It's called: Image Overlay Utility
It allows:
> transparency through even in an animated .gif
> Click-thru (like a ghost image always on top)
> Disable all right functions on image (when Click-thru is enabled)
See my attached pic.
The only issue is... You have to purchase a license, $5.00 for only 3 computers.
Use of this license on more than 3 computers will cause it to void the license.
Does anyone know of a powerful software like this without licensing limitations?
or... is Frameless still being developed with newer features?

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 03:46:49 PM »
Use of this license on more than 3 computers will cause it to void the license.

do you need something for a lot of machines?
Tom

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 11:53:31 PM »
There is one little program that I have on my laptop and I use it to display animated gifs with a transparent background. The program is called Impression: eyes, made by utilhaven (shareware, but the freeware version does work ok. and YES, it´s 100% FRAMELESS!!).
Unfortunately, utilhaven has closed down... so I don't know what's happening with the program.

You can find the website in Wayback (click on this link)  and download the proggies from here:

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2015, 05:52:26 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions IainB.
It does 85% of what I'm looking for.
The only thing it is missing is; Lock x, y, coordinates and; no right-click on image (click-thru) kind of like a Always On Top Ghost.
Image Overlay Utility is an amazing program except for the licensing limitations, and each time the program is run it goes online to verify the license. :(
What a shame!

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 10:43:50 PM »
Hi Tomos, sorry I didn't see your reply in top of IainB's reply.
A lot of machines? Maybe 10 to 15.
It's for non-commercial/private use on family & friend's computers.
Did you have something in mind?

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2015, 06:45:56 AM »
Hi Tomos, sorry I didn't see your reply in top of IainB's reply.
A lot of machines? Maybe 10 to 15.
It's for non-commercial/private use on family & friend's computers.
Did you have something in mind?

no, just thought the price seemed reasonable for 3 pcs -- but is obviously different cup of tea if 15 computers...
Tom

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2015, 04:52:29 AM »
I don't know if frameless.exe is still being developed, I haven't seen any new releases since v1.1.7 build 1 going back to 2014, but I'm using that version and gave up on semi-transparent animated .gifs
Maybe one day the author/creator will add some features.

Here is the latest animated .gif I was working on. It goes hand-in-hand with a .bat program I created that runs Piriform's CCleaner to shut down Windows 10.

Thanks all for the input and help. It is much appreciated!

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Re: Frameless.exe
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2016, 08:59:41 AM »
well I just found this topic and I can't believe nobody mentioned Custom Desktop Logo
you can use a stacks of .pngs in the same folder for creating the animation still perfectly working on my W7 !