John's Background Switcher

John's Background Switcher 4.4.0.16

Switch your desktop wallpaper periodically

Do you get bored of your background wallpaper? John's Background Switcher periodically changes the background image on your computer to ensure it's always looking fresh. View full description

PROS

  • Allows you to select several different sources
  • Can use Flickr photos as background images

CONS

  • Doesn't work with all image format types

Very good
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Do you get bored of your background wallpaper? John's Background Switcher periodically changes the background image on your computer to ensure it's always looking fresh.

John's Background Switcher allows you to configure when you want to change the background (such as every hour or every day) and you can specify which pictures to use in a number of ways. For example, one way is to select a list of specific pictures on your computer. Alternatively, you can direct John's Background Switcher to point at a particular folder such as 'My Pictures' and it will select random pictures from there.

It doesn't stop there though. John's Background Switcher also allows you to use Flickr to choose pictures by person, tags, sets or just randomly. There are several options that allow you to customize the look of images, such as by narrowing down the pictures or increasing the quality of those chosen.

John's Background Switcher is a simple but effective way to choose different backgrounds from a huge range of sources.

Changes

  • Add the option to customise the calendar font
  • Add the option to override the logon screen for Windows 7
  • Add Russian, Finnish and Hungarian translations
  • Add the option to customise the font used for displaying the picture info
  • Add the option to not rotate postcards / polaroids
  • Support Google Picasa web album feeds in 'RSS Feeds' mode
  • Lower the minimum switching interval for Vista and Windows 7
  • Add a 'View Previous Picture' keyboard shortcut
  • Add the option to choose a random image effect (eg. sepia, grayscale, etc)
  • Add the option to customise the font on the postcard and polaroid piles
  • Bug fixes
John's Background Switcher

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John's Background Switcher 4.4.0.16

— User reviews — about John's Background Switcher

  • raymond2016

    by raymond2016

    "Same images keep appearing others never appear from the same folder"

    The program works great but the randomize seems to select the same images. I have 200 images in a folder but the same ... More.

    reviewed on June 26, 2016

  • liver97064

    by liver97064

    "great program, mostly reliable - very nearly 10/10"

    feature packed, lots of options. Periodically adds new features and continous improvement and development. Great program... More.

    reviewed on August 10, 2013

  • jeffkreiger

    by jeffkreiger

    "Really Interesting"

    Wife and I both love this utility. Went up to National Geographic and retrieved a lot of great photos. Makes me smile al... More.

    reviewed on August 17, 2012

  • usersofty

    by usersofty

    "love it"

    I use this soft on three computers (win XP, Win 7, Vista). Works perfect and syncs well with various services. . More.

    reviewed on June 7, 2012

  • controlaltdelx2

    by controlaltdelx2

    "way too simplistic to be useful for something"

    From the distance it looks good but after you install it you will see its total lack of features. More.

    reviewed on April 19, 2009