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Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.0.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.0.1

Breathe new life into your desktop!
$29.77 EXPIRED
User rating: 321 81 comments

Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.0.1 was available as a giveaway on November 27, 2011!

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Breathe new life into your desktop! Animated Wallpaper Maker will help you turn your static photos into animated pictures and set them as your desktop background. You can animate any photo you have.

Really! You don't need expensive, complicated software anymore. You can create your own animated wallpaper in just a few mouse clicks. Load a picture, adjust animation parameters, and place the result on your desktop.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

10.2 MB



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Hello makers of Animated Wallpaper Maker And GAOTD. Unfortunately This Program Failed to register using the included Activation Executable File.

Unfortunately Without having a Registry Name Or Serial Number this program is useless to me. I use windows XP Pro 32 bit edition with service pack 3. 90% of the Programs from GAOTD work well & they will register fine by the Manual methods.

Unfortunately for me 10% of the programs I download & install from GAOTD, will fail to register. For some unknown reason something prevents the programs I Download & install from GAOTD to register.

This failure to Register is only limited to a program that needs me to register it using a .exe file. That's because the same Programs Seem to register just fine when I use a batch file to register them.

They also register 100% of the time And work just fine if I enter into the registry the information manually. Either by right clicking the .INF & .Reg Files then selecting install. Or when there is a need for me to type in the name or e-mail in the registry box along with the serial number.

So Long Story short any program that requires me to Register it by entering into it the provided serial & registry information either from the provided Readme.txt file or when I enter in the information the program company E-Mail's to me.

So I manually Enter that information & I then click send. The program then contacts the website to verify the entered information. If the program passes the authorization check they let you continue to use that registered program without any further problems.

Should the Program fail to pass the authorization check it should then lock up. So it can not be used until a new registry check is run with the correct information typed into the registry boxes.

The problems I have with this program & many others is with them registering. I do not think this is a problem by your program. Yours is probably a very good program, but due to the way it needs to be installed and registered by The Give Away Of the Day company I will probably never be able to test it fully.

Sadly I was unfortunately unable to tests the registered program to it's fullest.. The trial version is okay but sadly that trial version is very limited and not much use as it was to me.

I would have liked it more If it had registered on the first try. I tried installing & uninstalling it a few times on the day of it's release & sadly nothing I did could get that .Exe File to register it.

I wish I could have registered the program & put it to some serious work with a half dozen of my favourite test projects.

Perhaps If I can find out why the .Exe files fail to register on my computer I can get these types of program to work should other . Exe files be given away again.

Most of the PC'S I've gotten from RebootVancouver have either linux, windows 2000 or Windows xp installed on them. Most of these older computers will not register any programs on them if the have to use a .Exe Executable file to register said program.

They seem to Register the programs well, If they are registered Via a .Bat file Which I believe installs The .Reg, The.Inf & The .Dll file in to the system after a reboot.

The Computer Programs Will also Register Fine when done using the normal method of registering them by Typing in the Registered name such as

Registered to = something like giveawayoftheday
Serial Number = Words, Letters, Numbers or combination of both.

I also think having to use a Executable file to register the program seems like a risk. I think this because that is how many programs are registered when they come from a Warez or Crack Site.

Most if not all of those executable files are in fact a Executable program that is designed to steal a program by people that are modifying a program to hide either a virus, Trojan, Malware, keylogger or all of the above.

Is there anyway of Having GAOTD return to .Bat Files to register the program or can we people with older computers have an alternative option to a Executable file ?

I prefer to have the Name & Serial number which I can then enter by hand to Manually register a program it is probably the way most of the programs are registered in the first place.

I wish I Knew why my computer will not let me to Register any program that I get from GAOTD or from any other website for that matter that I have to register by .Exe

Can Anybody explain to me What is it that makes me have to register everything by batch files or by hand. Why do any Files that I install that have to be registered via a .Exe File end up in failure when all other methods seem to register & work just fine.

Signed a Confused & Disappointed
Rick Frog

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Frog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed Fine. Tested it, but Like many programs that require the use of the Activate Exe It fails to register. I have not had 1 single product register or work properly on My Windows XP Pro SP3 Machine.

I can get the ones that use a serial and other info to register & work. But for some reason the Activate Executable fail. So This program was a waste of my time as usual. thank you for the nice software. its a shame like the other 40 pieces of software that have need to be registered by a executable crack that ends up failing and as garbage.

Uninstalled with Revo had to remove 112 Left over registry bits.

All in all a big thumbs down for another unimpressive bit of software & another failure from GAOTD. Go Back to the Registrered names and Serials please. At least then I can use the software because it will register & work like it is supposed to.

Programs like this are wasting my time because they are only available as another test program what good is a unregistered program that's crippled ???

Why should I use these programs when I can get ones that work just as good if not better. From various shareware or freeware sites & dare i say it for even less of a hassle than some of the ones that have been offered on here as of late.

Thanks for trying but the GAOTD Registry tool & this program fail to meet expectations.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Frog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I purchased the lifetime license with the DP Extension Pack, excellent value. The lifetime registration key replaces the GOTD key but also installs elsewhere, so I'm sure that it was applied (it's a per-user key, not all users). I skipped the Nature Pack upsell, but the Extension Pack is very high-quality with lots of useful animations. The glitter animations don't interest me, but the glitter flowers are useful in the Forest example, you can "spray" them across the background and then set the Speed to zero to get a field of flowers, other flowers have to be placed individually. It's easy to change the z-order of layers, I can use that to get more realistic rain and snow by having multiple layers at different distances with different sizes and counts. The extension pack installs as a DLL to its own directory, so I'm sure that it works with other DesktopPaints products. The lack of animation previews is inconvenient but not a big deal, you can just add and delete them from the animation tools area until you find the one that you want. The only error which I've noticed so far is that Lightning 10 is missing, shows up as "test fish".

#76, nogard0, Intel graphics are weak. I don't know what's available for laptops, but for desktops low-end nVidia and ATI graphics cards are available cheap. In the US, a fanless multimedia nVidia graphics card was available on sale for around $20. The low-end cards don't have much graphics processing ability (designed for video) but are a couple of generations ahead of my card so they actually support more features.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It says Animated Wallpaper Maker but if you go on their website, what I have is identical to the first example which is Animated Screensaver Maker. Plus, it's totally different from the picture above. What is going on??? Anyone care to answer please?

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks Fubar, cleared browser's cache and re-downloaded. Cleared the password needed error. Program works great! Thanks GOTD and DeskTop Paints.

Reply   |   Comment by Tex Jay  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

i installed ok on a xp sp3 with intel 82845g/gl/ge/pe/gv graphics card and latest drivers (have even tried betas with no help - no money to upgrade machine or card.). seems that animated wallpaper/screensaver products do not like the card. even though i have dx9c and other programs seem to not have problems. this says it will use the raster driver and cannot create a direct3d device (seems that if it is using a slower software graphics driver that it should not need to create a direct 3d device - that should be handled by the software driver). (same goes for the xmas tree wallpaper). plan to check again after a reboot but i havent had luck in past. oh well ... i love screensavers and animated wallpapers. (in past the only animated wallpapers that worked were a forest bridge and look acroos a lake through a spider creating a spiderweb )

Reply   |   Comment by nogard0  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi again, I too purchased The DP Extension Pack after being tempted with Offer and obtained different Reg Code (License for life, as we are promised with this Pack). Normally after applying this Code (over GAOTDs) it would state that this Product is Licensed to me now? But, it doesn't.

It still "behaves" as if I can yet register it (with empty second field), and after applying the same Code below goes away but on next lookup is back to empty field. I don't know if this is NORMAL?
A word from Developer here would be very helpful!
There is no Help regarding Registration on DesktopPaints' Home Page.

But - so far I'm happy the Program works nicely:)
A word of Caution, in case Someone saves the Wallpaper (either as Project, or in a form of "exe" File) and plays it WITHOUT showing Desktop Icons, and then Exits from Taskbar..
Your previous "normal" wallpaper will come back, but without Icons!

Since I have saved my 2 new Files on Desktop - I had to go to My Documents&Settings\Name\Desktop, run it again, making sure "show icons" was ticked on and only then - after exitting, my icons came back. So it's worth remembering where the Files for Animated Wallpaper are stored!!

Thanks GAOTD and DesktopPaints for this Opportunity:)

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

I'd like to comment on this software but when I tried to activate it, it said the file was password protected and wanted the password.

Reply   |   Comment by DoraLorraine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Many Thanks for a pretty good program. It installed without a hitch on Win 7 32 & 64 OS. I have downloaded quite a few programs from GOTD, and I try not to pay much attention to the Nay sayers, I like to make my own decisions. It also looks Real well on duel monitors.
My thanks go to GOTD and DesktopPaints, you both get a BIG Thumbs up in my book!!

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Rosenstiel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I've downloaded many GOTD's but this one I'm stuck. After running the Setup then went to run the Activate but when I ticked next on the Extraction Wizard a small box came up and said "Password Needed" ... File 'Setup" is password protected. Please enter the password in the box below. Choices OK Skip File or Cancel. Can anyone help?

Thank You

Reply   |   Comment by Dora  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I still have a LOT of pictures from my son's April wedding in here so I am going to install it and see if it is a good thing to make nice screen savers and have fun. I have had the pics as my screen saver and they like rotate and that's nice, but this sounds like it could be a lot of fun for me and my 3 yr old grandson to play with. I'm always grateful for something we can "play" with together - but going to look through and see how people made out with installing it in Windows 7 64 bit. I just hope as some people said was troublesome that my registration shows up.
Thanks so much to GOTD for some pretty fun "toys" to enjoy with my best buddie - my grandson :) Merry Christmas to all!

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I downloaded this and installed it and it runs, but my problem is it wants me to register it, I thought I did as when you use the activator in the zip file, but it keeps wanting me to register and then it takes me to the buy page, why pay for it if its suppose to be free? Thumbs down as I see no one from the site replying or offering help to any questions from anyone on here.

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

I purchased this software some time back and appreciated it's merits. I have several customers (entertainers) that ask me to build screensavers for them and this is cheap, fast and makes me look more talented than I am, my customers think I'm brilliant but I know it's DesktopPaints that are.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephanie Gray  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Opened at first with Windows XP extractor, came up asking for password yet there is no password given. So I tried extracting it with 7-zip (freeware version) and it opened and extracted with no problem.

I created a wallpaper, saved it and ran it as wallpaper and it runs very nicely (there is an option to hide icons when the wallpaper is running).

I then created an exe from it using the program and it instantly restarted my computer. I think this issue needs to be addressed.

Reply   |   Comment by DAsAngel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

The password is asked when using Windows decompressor. Use freeware 7-zip to extract and no password is asked for or needed.

Reply   |   Comment by DAsAngel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

If you install directly to the C: then the activation file works... regards...

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

#38, pickleball rocks, no, there isn't a problem with today's archive. Sometimes the download of the archive is corrupted. You generally need to clear the browser's cache and re-download, otherwise the browser is likely to still have the corrupted copy in its cache and return that. Most modern browsers have download managers, I haven't seen any corrupted archives using IE9, which has a download manager. The Swedish error messages which the referenced user was experiencing came from WinZip, I've seen other comments here where people encountered problems from using the features of WinZip. You don't need third-party software for simple zip extractions, and Windows, at least Vista+, has some security features related to zip archives which third-party software doesn't support. GOTD archives should always have their contents extracted prior to installation, do not install directly from the archive. For most non-GOTD archives, you should right-click and select Properties, Unblock (if present) prior to extraction.

I expect that this comment will be voted down by the same Fubar-hater who has been voting down all of my comments lately. All you're doing is proving to the rest of the world just how proud of your ignorance you are.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Nice program however the activation file does not work. GOTD will there be a fix? Thank you for all the great work and software.

Reply   |   Comment by bcman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed and seems to run fine but I do have a silly question and that is how do you tell if it is registered? I ran the setup and then the activate (with the program not running) But I notice that when you click on the little gold key it asks for a password???? I don't want this to be like that program that was given away earlier this month for your icons that seem to be working ok until I saw that I only had 2 days left in the trial!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Elric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Per my comment #31;
I may have been mistaken about it installing an auto updater as I had previously installed the Animation Maker; it may have installed the auto updater instead. Forgot about that...

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In fact, seems that the register really doesn´t work, inspite of my expectation, as much as the "online help". Am I wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by Ribeva  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Fubar, Thanks. You're right. Ihad a problem with my Screen resolution properties. The programme runs properly on Windows Seven. Made a mistake. Sorry

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Installed OK using an admin-privelege account. Works fine. Seems to use about 15-20% CPU on my dual core 2007-era machine (laptop with nVidia graphics accelerator).

However, I needed to run ACTIVATE.EXE in each of the non-admin user accounts, an annoyance with many GAOTD offered titles; some (more intelligently IMO) do not. I wish they all did not. Come on, software developers -- aren't your titles intended to be licensed to a machine and all user accounts on it (since only one at a time can be utilized)?

Also, in those non-admin user accounts (i.e., those other accounts not used for the install procedure) the example files do not load, and instead they attempt (and fail) to load from the C:\ (root) folder. Those files are stored in the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\\My Documents\Animated Wallpaper Examples". Could an option be added to install this (and the sample files) for "ALL USERS"?

Finally, I note that the sample files in the "Animated Wallpaper Examples" are identical to those in the "Animated Screensaver Examples". Couldn't your titles be set up to store them in, say, the "...\All Users\DesktopPaints examples" folder?

DesktopPaints and GOTD: thanks again for this offer -- it adds a nice facelift to my XP machine.

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Have a laptop with winXP. Blue screen of death on first run. "Windows has closed down to protect your computer" etc etc. Caused BSofD on every boot up. Never mind.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Why does it say Animated Wallpaper Maker 2.0.1 when it's suppose to be the 3.0.1 version????? Could anyone answer please?

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Shows 3 files in the zip but error when extracting. Unable to create setip.exe. Tried to open the zip and extract that way but after extraction there were no files. So I would say this is a BUST. No Go. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Skinni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice concept. Sadly, it is a directX surface rendered on the background, but it is actually a window. So it conflicts with the desktop windows and icons have problems. The directX part has the problem of using too much cpu. For those reasons and more, it is too much a load to my computer just for having an animation. I need to work!

Reply   |   Comment by Julio  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Works on win 7. Quite handy since Microsoft thought it funny to remove animated gif support... This program doesnt use animated gifs, but you can take an animated gif image and use this program to make it your background. Even runs smoother than on XP. Just not very user friendly with resizing.
This program works even if other programs like media players cant create an animated wallpaper.

Reply   |   Comment by Drake  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This program was really easy to install. I ran it immediately on Win 7 64 bit with no problems, I just had to click run as admin where prompted.

I was not asked for a password and on checking under help > register it showed a licence number. At no point was I told it was a demo or trial version.

I liked this a lot. It was easy to use and has a step by step guide built in which makes constructing your first 'own' project a breeze.

The add-on pack offer with free full licence was too much for me to resist (and I'm pretty careful where I spend my money) so I paid with paypal, downloaded the expansion pack and updated my licence within 5 minutes. (You just go back to help > register and input the number which comes in your email and is also displayed on the completed purchase screen with your download link. It even copy/pastes (Thankyou!)

It cost me 6.13GBP which I think is a bargain. I've had a lot of fun with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

AWSOME Program ... Great Effects, In the begining I didn't get to see the extra animation set. I kept playing a little and managed to create some great wallpapers. I love it. Thank You For The Giveaway ...
I installed the program, pressed on the activation and GAOTD activation page launched. Is that it or the registration is incomplete? There is nothing in the "About" such as registered to giveawayoftheday!!!

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

I'm running Windows XP SP3. I get a popup window stating "Failure while trying to install file \Animated Wallpaper Examples\Aquarium Example.asw

I've attempted the install twice without success. Does anyone have any suggestions ? I would like to try out this software.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Reply   |   Comment by Wes McCommis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Just to be clear....this is an animated wallpaper maker, not screensaver. It is very very easy to use, and there are many assorted animations there to get one started. Yes, the $7.99 deal is a great one, and I hope to purchace it as well... but first, I need to get it activated, and there lies my problem. If you are artsy or crafty, and want to have an animated wallpaper, THIS is a great place to start. Fun too !

Reply   |   Comment by Judi Podgurski  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

still can' edit previous post , was able to open archive with another extract tool and do one file at a time and create a folder to put them in. not as convenient as a one click extract, installed ok, looks and feels much like previous giveaway, thank you will try it out now... same internal version #s but editor, manager and "dpaw" all different size now so recoded I guess

Reply   |   Comment by bobby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#1, Joe, I don't experience that problem on Win7x64 so it may be video-driver related (moderators changed comments).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Cute little program, fun to play with, definite thumbs up, but $30? That seems a bit pricey for a casual user.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Kay  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#33, Jon651, I also used background copy of a selected source (use the Background Copy tab of the Background Copy animation and the "grabber" in the source area, the source is different than expected but you can just move it until you get what you want) to duplicate part of a pond elsewhere, then applied a wave brush to the "whole scene" (area covered by brush) to good effect. There is a Rings on water Effect, again, Background Copy can be used for masking.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Installed and works fine on Win 7..64bit, but registration on their Website was blocked by Trend Micro anti-virus which stated their site was dangerous. Fortunately, I don't need this program enough to work around this.

Thanks to GOTD for this offering anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dear, Zephyrdell and others

I use the XP SP3 too, and I had the same problem at first, but it was because I didn´t have saved the "project" as a "wallpaper (.exe)", before.

If you do this, after, you will load the wallpaper you created in a 3D image, normally.
Hope have helped.

Reply   |   Comment by Ribeva  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@Jon651, I have been reading Your Comments regarding potentials/limitations of Today's Giveaway..

If it helps - regarding adding snow/water/ripple effects to ONLY parts of Your Picture, I mean not "globally" - a well known (free) Program called "Sqirlz Water Reflections" can be of use. I have been using it for years:) creating small animating gifs (like snow falling inside a framed picture for instance, or any place You chose)

Also (given here in the past) - Life Photo Maker will create beautiful screen-savers with much ease and animate whatever one choses on a still picture.

Main difference between "ordinary" screensavers and Animated Wallpapers, such as Today's Program can create - is obviously ability to add particles/elements to Image, on top of moving portions of a still Picture. That, and naturally an option to show and use desktop icons/taskbar and work on PC while the "screensaver" is running.
If it doesn't conflict with other "graphics" on Your PC - it can be a nice Toy?

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

Hi- for those who wonder why there are so many negative thumbs down it is because this ability has been around for a lot more then a decade. We use to have to manually set them up. It's fine for people that only check there email and club site's. But for those of us that use our comps for serious work that requires lots of processing power they are resource hogs that slow our systems down.
Sure, it's a fun toy.

Reply   |   Comment by KenM  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

#33, Jon651, you're still being overly critical and not examining the features of the program. While your suggestions are good, the background copy brush can be used to do much of what you want. There's an example in the Help. I tried the brush after adding animation, and it's very easy to use.

#22, donebythefish, the audio and slide timing settings are in the lower-left.

Both of you could have have read my comment #16, I covered some of the issues raised, I give concise comments.

There are still some obnoxious losers who are voting down most of the comments because they are mean-spirited or never learned how to use this software. Of course it could be improved, the developer is working on it, but it does a reasonably good job of adding animation to a still photo easily. I think that the snow, rain, etc., effects could be improved to simulate their appearance over depth much better.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Installed perfectly on Win7 64bit, runs smoothly. So far, the little I've been able to play with it has been very promising.

Thanks, GOTD, for another fun program!

Reply   |   Comment by theo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

No problems with the installation.
Very nice and interesting program.
About the register, although the program doesn´t show the name of user as licensed or the GAOTD´ name, I think the registration is ok, as informs "activate.exe", specially if we don´t see any popup for buying the full version. At least, I hope so. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Ribeva  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#25 Fubar, some people use WinZip, some use 7-Zip, etc., and some use the Windows built-in zip support. Deal with it, please. The fact remains that there is an issue with today's archive. I tried to use Windows to extract the files, as is my habit, and I was presented with an "enter password" box and had to copy the files into a folder rather than use the "extract all files" option. I later re-downloaded the archive and it extracted fine. Why? I don't know, nor do I care that much since I found a work-around the first time, but I do understand and EMPATHIZE when others have difficulty, whether or not it is their fault.
I too find it irritating when people make blanket statements about a product based only on one short encounter, but that's what you get in this self-rightous world we live in. Eat some more left-over turkey and mellow out.:^)

Reply   |   Comment by pickleball rocks  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

I agree with Jeff, # 27. Please re-read the comments that you have made, in the comment preview for typos, before pressing the submit comment key.
Windows 7 does have animated Wallpaper installed. Maybe this program does more than that, but I am not about to add more Wallpaper to my computer, when and if I want more, I go to Windows 7 themes dot net, and get more wallpaper from there, so I will give up on this Giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Installed on Windows 7 64bit. Followed instructions exactly. installed smooth as silk. (Of course...set a restore point before hand)Works very well (& it's neat :)....have to play with it later, to get a little more involved

Reply   |   Comment by mark holliwell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

NOTE - This program installed an "Animated Wallpaper Manager" in my registry that starts up when the computer boots. I don't see the need for it so I used CCleaner to remove it.

#24 Fubar - Don't be such a hater. I guess you must have missed the part where I was still learning the UI. Yes, I saw the brush effects but they are extremely limited (wave, blinking, glitter for Pete's sake?).

I want to be able to brush on ANY of the effects to specific areas (like snowfall in a window or downpour over the front of a waterfall to make it look like it's flowing). Even the wave brush is very limited and takes a lot of adjustment to make water look like, uh, water. There is no random ripple effect that would do that easily, just uniform sine waves. The water reflection effect can only be applied along the bottom of the image and upward, but not to a specific section in the middle or adjust the "horizon" to follow a contour in the picture.

The light rays and fog/smoke effects must be applied to the entire image and not specific areas such as thru tree cover or along the ground. A small patch of moving dense fog where a waterfall hits a pool helps add to the roiling effect at the base. Unfortunately I can't do that with the brushes that are provided. But I can brush on glittering pink hearts, if that's worth anything...

If you ever get around to using this program you will see that while it does provide a decent amount of variety it is still pretty limited in its versitility.


Reply   |   Comment by Jon651  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Trend Micro OfficeScan (required by my company) blocks the desktoppaints.com URL as "Dangerous" and as a "Verified fraud page or threat source" so I can't see the gallery or anything on the website before downloading and installing Animated Wallpaper Maker. Unfortunately, OfficeScan is one of those remotely administered malware solutions so I can't override it or even submit desktoppaints.com as a false positive.

Perhaps today's publisher should go to global.sitesafety.trendmicro.com and submit their site as safe (there's an option to do this as the site owner) so that in the future this will not be a problem for other customers.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Would be better if the gallery projects would work. However, everyone of those state that it's an unrecognized format when opening with this program.

Reply   |   Comment by P.Wallace  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Just installed onto my XPsp3 computer. Also just installed it. I did not see anything related to a previous problem and that problem is not listed anywhere either up above or on the website of this publisher for system requirements. You need to have the proper video card installed on your system that supports 3D effects. Naturally, to my dismay, this program would not work on my system. Be aware that any animation program must have this ability on your computer.
Also, I have to mention that I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall it. To my surprise after running the programs own installer, it only left behind one small item which revo found.

Reply   |   Comment by Zephyrdell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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