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Animated Wallpaper Maker 4.2.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Animated Wallpaper Maker 4.2.4

Animated Wallpaper Maker will turn your static photos into animated pictures.
$29.77 EXPIRED
User rating: 165 (70%) 71 (30%) 18 comments

Animated Wallpaper Maker 4.2.4 was available as a giveaway on November 4, 2015!

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Animated Wallpaper Maker will turn your static photos into animated pictures and set them as your desktop background. You can make an animation from any photo you have. You don't need expensive, complicated software anymore. Create your own animated wallpaper in just a few mouse clicks. Load a picture, adjust animation parameters, and place the result on your desktop. Breathe new life into your desktop!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

DesktopPaints.com

Homepage:

http://www.desktoppaints.com/about.php?product=wp_maker

File Size:

25.6 MB

Price:

$29.77

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Bring back the Start button and menu to Windows 8.
Use Windows 7 desktop gadgets on Windows 10/8.1/8 operating systems.
View various meters for resource consumption.
Developed by Microsoft

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#11

Unable to register with provided GOTD activation provided.. win 10/64 .. gotta to bed now :( sux

Reply   |   Comment by Mrlatin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Not able to activate using the registration key. The message:

Product activation has failed. Check your internet connection settings and activation code.

I've disable my firewall. I do not have a problem installing other GOTD programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Crystal  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

We checked the activation server and it works fine right now. Most of the users activated their copy successfully.
You can try to register today. And please check you antivirus/firewall and proxy settings. The program needs Internet access for activation.

Reply   |   Comment by DesktopPaints  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Installed & Tested on 64bit Windows 10 Pro. Everything seemed to work fine. Did not experience layout issues previous Win10 user posted about, desktop icons aligned fine, though I don't have many on my desktop so this might be why. I did have to edit my color settings so I could see the icon text.

I also didn't find the program as "limited in features" that a previous poster did. There were lots of filters to apply. I played with the water brush filter on a few of my personal pics, it was very easy to use and did a good job. I tried some other filters including sounds, lighting effects & butterflies. All were easy to use and provided many options for each filter on the right side of the screen.

The lack of mobile support is an issue though. It would be really nice if the program allowed you to target multiple mobile platforms & sizes, perhaps choosing the ones you wish from a list (multiple selection) and then the program can export each file format automatically, instead of us changing settings over and over.

On my 4Ghz hex-core with 64GB ram and a GTX960, I really had no issues running the wallpaper I created, which had 4 1600x1200 pics, each with water animations, sound and one with a whole bunch of effects thrown in for good measure. The running app was a bit big, using 200MB of memory. That seems like a lot for a desktop background app, and I believe that's just the app that makes the background show, not the background itself (which was only 7MB as a compiled .exe)

All in all, unless you've got resources to spare on your machine, I wouldn't recommend using the resulting desktop background on your PC. I'd expect it to be too resource intensive for most computers.

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Mobile support is in development. Everyone who interested in it welcome to join our kickstarter camping

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222256604/mobile-animation-maker

By the way, supporting us in this campaign you get a lifetime full license for Animated Wallpaper maker

Reply   |   Comment by DesktopPaints  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

I have version 4,2,3 from an earlier giveaway. For the person who says it uses a lot of GPU, I think you meant CPU. I thought that also when I first created, my first wall. My Cpu was jumping around 30%. If you do a reboot the CPU calms down to around 5%, which is real acceptable.
To the publisher: Do I have to uninstall version 4.2.3 to upgrade to version 4.2.4. And what improvements are there ?
Also thanks, no more static desktops for me !

Reply   |   Comment by steve west  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Better to uninstall the older version. The change log can be found on our blog http://blog.desktoppaints.com/

Reply   |   Comment by DesktopPaints  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Almost tempted to try this to see if it makes the trees and mountains in my landscapes dance ?

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I have used the previous version. It is absolutely delightful, but you need to spend some time to learn to use this prog. You can make amazing wall papers. I have not tried this version yet, but I am sure it will be great!

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Can i export the file and send it ti my mother who loves animated pics?

Reply   |   Comment by hardgirl  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Absolutely. You can create a standalone little executable which you can send to anyone. Your mother can play it without having to install Animated Wallpaper Maker.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#4

As Desktop Paint three programs, Animated Screensaver Maker, Animated Wallpaper Maker and DP Animation Maker, are identical software differing only by the format of their output, the comment I made when Animated Screensaver Maker was last offered, although outdated (there is a new feature nearly every month!), is, roughly speaking, valid for today’s givaway (post n°6):
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/animated-screensaver-maker-4-1/#
As an example of the possibilities of the program, see the sort of things you can easily do just by entering as an animation a mask all over and make it fade in/out and hide/show the background and effects and animations behind:
http://ahp.li/cca60a18372cbb603ba1.zip
(A wallpaper and a screensaver with soundtrack, which explains the size, nothing else, and whatever Sur-ly might say, I guaranty the total safety of my zip)

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#3

If you use Fence, this app will mess up your desktop!

Reply   |   Comment by Svend Ostergaard  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

As a Fences user I will take your advice and pass on this offering.
Fences is soooo much better than the Metro thing.

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I use Fences and it's an invaluable program to me, I really wanted to try today's offer but not at the expense of my Fences! Has anyone else had this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by maddy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I tried on Win10, but not fully compatible:
- icons moved to left,
- icons automatically sorted and align to grid will be off (in right click menu on desktop)
- if I turn icon sort, show inactive icons too (network, my computer, etc.)
- if I check align to grid, then a few icons hide under taskbar

Please check on Windows 10 too! I use 64 bit version.
P.s.: I tried on a notebook with ATI Radeon HD 4500, but my system was worked very hard when runned wallpaper.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Menders  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

It runs not perfect on Win 8.1 64 bit (It was crashed sometimes) but I have performed treating compatibility problems and selected Windows 8 and it was not crashed anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by 79nibo1978  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

It's rather limited in features, that is, from the programming side not being able to do more than what there is already.
No android mobile support which is a deal breaker.
On Windows it consumes way too much resources off the GPU.

I don't think it's fitting my needs as such.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
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