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Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.2.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.2.5

Breathe new life into your desktop with Animated Wallpaper Maker!
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User rating: 253 (34%) 486 (66%) 38 comments

Animated Wallpaper Maker 3.2.5 was available as a giveaway on September 12, 2013!

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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.

Features:

  • Realistic live animation effects. Animated Wallpaper Maker uses up-to-date computer graphic effects for the best picture quality.
  • Low resource requirements. The software was designed to work jointly with office and home software without slowing it down.
  • Wallpaper slideshow mode. Animated Wallpaper Maker can operate as wallpaper changer with a smooth fade in/fade out effect.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Publisher:

DesktopPaints.com

Homepage:

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

File Size:

24.7 MB

Price:

$29.77

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#38

I like it. I bought it.

Reply   |   Comment by Consumer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

† Lets be clear about one thing first: I am not a techno-geek kind of person. Furthermore, I haven't gotten into jazzy wallpapers or screensavers on any of my computers since I quit using that one web-based program whose name I can't remember (it was very long ago) and it made the computers run soooooo slow to the point of nearly having coronary in the form a blue-screen-of-death. This is also the first product from GiveawayOfTheDay.com that I have downloaded. (Cheers!)

• Why did I download this? —Simply because it looked like something fun to play around with. I had no other purpose for this software. Now that I've explored it a bit, I may let my teenager use this for his digital photography this fall.

• How hard/easy was this for a first-time user? —SUPER-easy! I looked at the examples for less than a minute before debating whether I should find some directions. I never bothered with the directions. The set-up and interface are very intuitive, and seem to run smoothly so far. Anyone who has worked with MS Office/Open Office programs, or Adobe Photoshop/Microsoft Digital Image, or Google SketchUp, or ImgBurn, or just about any thing else should be able to recognize some of the icons and be able to navigate the pop-up windows. I give those only as an example of how simple to use this really is. If you have trouble finding the brushes (under "Add Animation") or figuring out how to use them; if you can only find the "effects" function to apply set alterations to a background, then you need to seek out and read the directions. There is no shame in that. I'll probably go back and read them as not reading directions goes against some OCD part of me.

• How did it work/What did this program do for me? –I opened an old photo I took some years ago (picked at random) which was a detail shot showing different currents and waves splashing against ragged boulders as glacial water pounded down a mountain stream. I played around with different brushes, varied the effects (mainly size) of the brushes, and "drew/traced" the currents using brushes appropriate to the movement of the water. WOW! I can't believe it came out so well! Within 30 to 45-minutes I had a piece I wouldn't mind showing off to my friends. My boring-to-most people picture of rocks and water went from *yawn* to OH!

• Will I use this again or recommend it to others? —Definitely! Even if you only use this program once or twice a year this is worth the download. Use it when you're sprucing up a photo to put on a Holiday/Special Occasion screen as background on your smart-TV while the sound system belts out your favorite tunes for the selected event; or to just change up the wallpaper on your desktop from the 2-year-old pic of your kids playing in the snow to something more entertaining/zen to look at while you talk to your "people" on the phone.

† Thanks to the reviewers who said to pay no attention to the poor rating. Really folks? What isn't to like? If you have no use for or interest in animating photos, or if your kids aren't taking a photography class this fall, then don't bother downloading. It is that simple.
† My humble "Thank You" to the developer(s). Good Job!

Reply   |   Comment by KarieAnn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#36

Install it and play with it so ...

1)The Wallpaper image seems to turn a bit blurring
2}I had create one animated wallpaper with 1 animation and the memory usage showed in "Process Hacker" that it used around 60-70 MB
3)Desktop calendar (running by other software) is not showing on the wallpaper, because the animated wallpaper covering the whole desktop so some program that blending graphic onto the wallpaper will not working well although the program still running properly

Suggestion :
1)It is better if the program blending the animation to the currently used wallpaper (like Alpha Blending or whatever its name for example like the "Bubbles" screensaver on windows 7)
2)There is a clock inside but i think it need more clock hand shape variant
3)If there is a clock why not calendar :) (daily, weekly, monthly)

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

There seems to be a add-on pack to purchase for todays giveaway. But when clicking the link it takes us to a page for animated screensaver lifetime license. When the ad said it was for todays giveaway , animated wallpaper. I am a bit disappointed in the way this seems to be a bait and switch. I would buy the add on as I have used this product from previous giveaways and did enjoy it. The free license deal should say it is for the wallpaper not the screen saver. Am I missing something in this ad? Or are you truly not paying attention to your own ads? hoping you reply as I would purchase if it was for the wallpaper.

Reply   |   Comment by Pachuma  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

@19 Michael,
Try VLC, it has a wallpaper mode. Also there is a separate download that is made to do only that - Play vid clips as wallpaper. I think it is called VLS, (Video Lan Server).
I think I saw a slight lag, but nothing like Desktop Paints AWM
Pic-Z

Reply   |   Comment by Pic-Z  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Installed and runs fine on Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, i7. Shows up on both the laptop screen and the widescreen, 24in monitor. (I'm using an HDMI connection.) This is a lot more program than I thought it was going to be. There are many, many choices of animated objects to add to still images and the animation brushes are really fun, letting you select and animate parts of your photos. Using a photo of a bear drinking from our big, cast-concrete birdbath last week, I very easily made the water move, adjusted the waves in it with the controls provided for that effect (and there are a lot of them), gave the atmosphere some falling leaves. It was both fun and made it look like the static bear was lapping water.

One small(?) complaint: Although the description for the DP Extension Pack says "this add-on comes with a free full license for Animated Wallpaper Maker." and further "By ordering “DP Extension Pack”, you get a personal permanent key for today’s Giveaway of the Day program.", the license is for the ScreenSaver program:-(.

For the sheer amount of options this program provides and for its very smooth, near-intuitive operation, I give it a big thumbs up. This would make wonderful gifts for tech-phobic relatives and friends with kids and grandkids, graduates, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Mujer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

I'm quite happy with the results of my post. All those thumbs down? Wow!

#26:
You cannot just extract a few words from a sentence like you did, unless you want to fool people.

#17:
First, you should learn to read. I don't like quoting me but my second sentence starts with "This GOTD being a screensaver maker".

Second, you missed the point. The Rabelais citation is at the end of a PS (after my review of today's GOTD) about the thumbs system in which I tried to explain to some visitors here why some visitors stay on this page a mere second only to cast a vote. I used a metaphor. I'm sorry it's been too complicated to you, making you mix up everything.
My point was: Why this software made it here in the first place? In other words: Because you can do something does not mean you should do it. Hence Rabelais. OK, perhaps a little strong, but fits perfectly.

This is why you come to the third point. What is this ridiculous "Culture is like marmalade[...]"? Well, only ignorant people can tell that. What can I say, then? That I'm not the only one to quote Rabelais? Pffff. BTW, did you know that Einstein wrote "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." No, of course. As a Frenchman, you might appreciate this marmalade.

Then, there is this "stupid pedantic killjoy rants". I already read the comment you refer to. Sure, that was some of a kind ---quite an overreaction indeed... You seem to like very much the expression "pedantic rant" but I'm not sure your know the definition of "pedantic". Putting words together is not enough to make an understandable phrase.

#25:
Agreed: The 15th century is nothing close to enlightenment. But is most certainly the base for the upcoming Age of Enlightenment. Starting with Rabelais, even more remarkable considering the epoch.

You too do not understand it. At some stage, when a thing is known only by its creator (often an artist), the conscience (i.e. some thinking) is needed to help evaluate what to do with this thing. A question one could ask is: Is it moral? But nobody else is there to start a discussion. In 1532, there wasn't much knowledge nor encyclopedia to rely on, to help move on. Still, a man thought "Perhaps things are not as simple as they look like". Nowadays, nobody can say "We didn't know".

***

More often than not, an artist destroys a work not good enough to make it to the gallery. This behavior happens rarely with scientists. Outwardly, never with software developers.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#31

It is a shame this download got so many thumbs down... I really dig it! I just screwed around with it for a couple of minutes and was able to make a neat animated wallpaper. The tools seemed varied and very customizable. It is a cool little program. I recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by Sharad  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Reply to why people give thumbs down within 3min of offering:

One reason why is some have previously purchased or tried a free version and either liked or disliked. This freebie seems to re-appear every few days, weeks or months so some are kinda tired of seeing it and it's limited use.

My view is that it is an excellent introduction to custom screensavers. Thank You.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

#12: Papin, your cry of the heart haunts me night and day. I can't go on! I must end it all now! Good bye, cruel world! I'm jumping off the office tower now (what? no one going to try and talk me out of ending it all?) Farewell to a world that has no room for wallpaper makers! AAAAHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh.........................

Reply   |   Comment by Studio Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#28

I tend to bypass these kind of things but on further inspection, this one is actually rather good.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

Hi, #19 (Michael Summerset) - surely what You describe as something "less interesting", because only certain parts of still images are animated - others turned into real Art!:) These Creations are called Cinemagraphs and had been going for a while, but in 2010 came to our attention on much bigger scale thanks to Artists Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (if interested this site explains it: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/12/even-more-cinemagraphs-from-jamie-beck.html ,also check the link to "early articles" while there)
There is already so much cinemagraphs elsewhere that one is really spoiled for choice, but I might further mention this Site: http://iwdrm.tumblr.com/ (IWDRM is a series of animated movie stills, just go "older" to see this vast Collection of interesting and even spooky possibilities..)

And yes, I belive that with a bit of creative/imaginative use of Today's Giveaway - something "similar" and this time of your own - can be achieved.. If you like that kind of artistic fun. Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers are only what you choose to call them you see:) Own backgrounds and own gifs only add to endless fun with this Tool!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

#12
"...people will waste time, energy and resources to create ..."

Your opinion of artists, sculptors, even those who knit just for pleasure must be similar.

This site often offers software for which I have no use ... note I did not say the product had no use. In such cases I do not download, I do not vote, I do not comment. It is sad that so many think they must denounce anything they do not use/need.

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#25

#7: "Desktop paints is a stationary wall paper picture and one has to change the pictures manually. It would nice if one could select a group of designed wallpapers to change automatically, like win7 wall paper shuffle."

If the Slideshow mode isn't what you're after, until or unless the feature's added, there are several launchers &/or scripting apps, or Windows Task Scheduler itself that could be used. You might also consider posting in the "Coding Snacks" forum at donationcoder.com, where coders take on small projects per request, and *might* tailor such a launcher for you, one that periodically closes one app [in this case a animated wallpaper] & starts another. Or maybe something already posted at the site would do just what you want? http://www.donationcoder.com

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#12: "Around 1532 (lol) François Rabelais wrote: “Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul“."

Ahhh... 1532 was certainly a period of enlightenment, e.g. [per Wikipedia] "The Paris Parlement has the city's beggars arrested 'to force them to work in the sewers, chained together in pairs'."

The problem of relying on conscience is that among those who have one, what is right & what is wrong is not something that is universally agreed upon. ;)

Animated Wallpaper Maker is a nice, cute, creative, toy sort of thing, where users reach into themselves, finding & exercising their creativity to make something that they can look at & be proud of. Are they creating something necessary? Absolutely not. But to those that like & use the app, its usefulness is threefold -- 1) it uses their creativity, which too often is locked away, 2) it provides somewhat pure enjoyment, which we all could use more of, & 3) it provides the rejuvenating distraction of play, which we all need in some form or other [seriously -- it helps preserve & enhance our psychological health, or put another way, helps ensure we have & display a personality in a world where it's easy to become an automaton].

That's not to say Animated Wallpaper Maker is for everyone -- we all have our preferred types of play. If you worry about your energy usage, you don't have to have it running every moment your PC/laptop is on. And there are some hardware requirements -- if Animated Wallpaper Maker or its creations don't work for you, you *might* look into upgrading graphics drivers [though that's not always going to help], & *some* laptop owners may find that they have to have their laptops plugged in before the more powerful graphics chipset will work.

* * *

#19: "The problem with this program is that it only animates certain items but the majority of the picture is static. What I’d rather see is something like a video loop and animates everything in the picture."

I think the advantage of the Desktop Paints apps is in the way they use *your* creativity -- anyone can grab a still image & have at it. If some one has the talent etc. they can create a regular animated video in a free app like Blender, or you can shoot video etc., & once you have that footage there are apps that will display it however you want, as wallpaper, screensavers & so on.

* * *

#20: "#1: the reason people do not like this type of software is that, once installed, it takes up much needed resources (MEMORY & HARD DISK SPACE). Not everyone has a duper-super PC with all the bells and whistles with TONS OF MEMORY.

Anytime you install software, you ‘TANGLE’ the registry just a little bit more ... purchase a ‘test pc’ and experiment on that, as I do..."


In that context I certainly wouldn't worry about Animated Wallpaper Maker in the least.

Everything you run on your PC/laptop requires & uses some resources -- the animated wallpaper you create is no exception, but it can be as easily turned off as most other apps when you're done with it, say when you're away from your running PC/laptop, or when you need the full horsepower it can deliver for some other task, when you're running whatever full screen so you wouldn't see it anyway, & so on. And when it comes to impact from installation, Animated Wallpaper Maker is really very light weight -- IMHO it has about the lowest impact on your Windows install possible without being fully portable.

The best, perhaps only way to measure or document the impact from any software install is to monitor that installation in a fresh copy of Windows, before much if any software has been installed, e.g. if program A & B both add the same, shared file, you'll only record it the 1st time it's added, so the more software you have installed, the greater the odds you'll miss something. That means the best test environment can be easily restored to it's minimal baseline, i.e. no added software. The easiest way to accomplish that I think is either with a VM or with Windows installed to a VHD [which while less convenient than a VM, allows full use of your hardware], because in either case restoring that baseline is simply a matter of copy/pasting a saved copy of the virtual disk on top of the one you modified.

Using another PC/laptop OTOH just lets you see what whatever software does, with little or no idea of the actual cost to your installed copy of Windows. The same thing can be accomplished in most cases by using different virtualization apps like TimeFreeze, where whatever changes can be either discarded or made permanent.

Personally, we re-use as many components as possible when upgrading PCs, & would never buy or run a test PC, simply because we want to have the least part possible in increasing demand for the rather nasty stuff that's used to make those components, not to mention the impact from mining, transporting, manufacturing etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#24

#20 Software Babe. I understand that some people don't like screensavers, animated wallpapers and anything that goes with them. What I don't understand is why they always have to tell the rest of us why they don't like them. And bully for you that you can afford a test computer, there's a lot of people who can't even afford to replace the only one they have.

By the way, on most internet forums typing in capitals is considered as shouting, and once you start shouting, you've lost the argument.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#23

I use 3 LCD screens with different resolutions (Windows 7). When I use Animated Wallpaper Maker I see a new wallpaper only on one screen with the highest resolution, and the wallpaper only fills 2/3 of the screen. Moreover, aquarium wallpaper covers program icons and old (Windows) wallpaper, galaxy wallpaper downloaded from your website is behind program icons and behind Windows wallpaper.
I tried to fix these problems using your software options, but I was not able to solve those issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Joanna  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

Did not play nice with 64bit systems. They also are not listed.

Reply   |   Comment by randy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#21

Install was easy, then i test it and make an exe file to a Folder, i open it and it Looks beautiful on my Desktop but if i open internetexplorer and go to a program which i would like to install the Desktop Animation stop and my destop Animation is gone from Task and from my Desktop in Windows 8 pro. Please fix this bug the next time in your program that i can work on my pc during i had open the Wallpaper on the desctop.

Reply   |   Comment by PokercheckerNr1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

#1: the reason people do not like this type of software is that, once installed, it takes up much needed resources (MEMORY & HARD DISK SPACE). Not everyone has a duper-super PC with all the bells and whistles with TONS OF MEMORY.

Anytime you install software, you 'TANGLE' the registry just a little bit more. IF YOU REALLY, REALLY CARED ABOUT YOUR PRIMARY PC, you would purchase a 'test pc' and experiment on that, as I do. But, to use your primary PC as a guinea pig, well, YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET WHEN IT CRASHES, SLOWS DOWN, OR JUST STOPS WORKING because 'YOU JUST HAD TO HAVE THE PIECE OF FREE SOFTWARE'.

UNDERSTAND NOW?

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)
#19

The problem with this program is that it only animates certain items but the majority of the picture is static. What I'd rather see is something like a video loop and animates everything in the picture.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

program installed easily and activated once I started the program on Win 7. While I really do not need this type of program, I find it fun to use and play around with my images for a desktop. It has controls to adjust all the features so the end result is to your liking and if not redo it until you are satisfied. For those who condemn a program, why not leave comments as to why instead of a thumb that does no one any or a program justice. Everyone has and uses programs they find useful or just enjoy playing around with. Stop putting negative comments unless based on actual problems with the program, if that is the case then add a suggestion to make it better. That would help people make a decision if they can use or want to bother with a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris B  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

@ papin

First, personally, I always thumb down people who cannot read. This giveaway is NOT a screensaver.

Second… my god… “Science”, “Conscience”, “Ruin”, “Soul”??!!! and in bold font!!! :)) Do you quite understand the real meaning of these concepts? The A bomb??? This is definitely something the GOTD people had in mind when they installed their rating system!! :))) Are you sure you are not overreacting a bit? It is only a little animation, you know, something for kids to develop their creativity, for adults to enjoy their pictures, no need to call this poor Rabelais and the atomic bomb to your rescue… Since you seem to appreciate French thinkers, I have this for you: Culture is like marmalade, the less you’ve got, the more you spread it.

Third, I have already written here
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/animated-screensaver-maker-325/#comments
what I think of stupid pedantic killjoy rants like yours… if you pardon my French.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#16

Check out the DP add-on deal with the lifetime license for $8 for GOTD customers!

I had this one already and when I purchased the DP add-ons/Screensaver deal it added them to both the screensaver maker, and the wallpaper maker. So if you have the other deal installed already, spending $8 and getting a big upgrade is a no brainer. For $10 each there is an extra animal pack, and an underwater pack. It's not as good of a deal, and I have plenty already with the regular $8 add-on stuff, but the meerkat animation makes it tempting :)

If you are not ready to invest $8 on these programs for add-ons, no problem! Did you know you can add gifs of your own? I like the big library to choose from, but you can go out on the internet, and get the animated gifs you need, or make them yourself, and this program will let you add them into the picture - just make sure you get gifs with clear backgrounds.
Makes this a great freebie with infinite possibilities. Just download it ;)

I also suggest checking out the tutorials to help get up to speed on how to be more effective in adding animations. I'd like this company provide more instructional stuff - it takes awhile to get the hang of it.

I had a few issues last time, and the support at DesktopPaints/AnimationSoftware7 was there to make my experience right.

It would be nice if they had accounts for their customers of awallpapermill/AnimationSoftware7/DesktopPaints since they seem to be affiliated. The combined sites offer lots of stuff, and being able to have your purchases stored on account makes me more likely to make multiple purchases from the same provider.

Thanks again for another fun program, DP!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Reilly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#15

I LIKE IT....BUT MY MOUSE IS WORKING KINDA SLOW NOW.....

Reply   |   Comment by Uros  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

W7 64 bits. The Wallpaper maker does not fit a 24" screen. An animated image appears on the right hand coner covering just a fourth of the screen either using the preview or the builder.

Reply   |   Comment by Joepinetreebush  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

I install it, but it's not working/launching. On the screen appears the next message: "Editor.exe - Application Error The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002). Click on Ok to terminate the application."
Can somebody recommend a similar but working freeware?
Thnx.

Reply   |   Comment by Csaba  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

#1, #4, #5:

I always give thumbs down to screensavers, not because I'm not interested in, but for reasons I've already exposed here a few times ---and I ain't gonna repeat myself. This GOTD being a screensaver maker, it deserves even more thumbs down because it means that:
- people will waste time, energy and resources to create counter productive screensavers
- time, energy and resources have been diverted from creating/producing much more useful things (software, furniture, cookies, reading, ...)

This said, I expect to get a lot of thumbs down, LOL.

POST-SCRIPTUM:
About thumbs up/down: many here believe that thumbs are intended to judge software only by its intrinsic value. But, it's forgetting that even the simple offer of a product could be evaluated by itself, although it seems this viewpoint doesn't count much (but I have to admit that GOTD needs a new software every single day of the year, no matter visitors' tastes). It's like the A-bomb: it got fabricated knowing very well the harm that could be ---and eventually has been--- done with it. Around 1532 (lol) François Rabelais wrote: "Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul".

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-97)
#11

I already have this 3.2.5 version (from either BitsDuJour or Glarysoft - I can't quite recall). It - and DesktopPaints' Animated Screensaver Maker - are fun 'little' programs to mess about with - especially if I'm trying to keep toddlers' attention, rather than just having them sat in front of the telly (they love to chase and 'catch' butterflies (or just drift off to sleep, watching them), for example).

Personally, I'd like to see a little more randomisation available, but it's really not a big deal - I can pretty-much work with what it provides (though when I can afford it, I will definitely upgrade).

@Paul (#7), Nice idea (though the Features list, above, does state that it has a wallpaper slideshow mode) - it'd be better, though, to put it into the Feedback box above (it's empty as I type this, so sorry if it's redundant). Although I assume DesktopPaints will read all these comments, placing things in the official space will enable GOTD, at least, to 'officially' count them up and (where such ideas are concerned) to reward them as appropriate.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

It sounds like interesting software for present making (eg. holiday cards). However, the program crashed prior to installation so... I could not even try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Alba  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I love the fun of DesktopPaints software and look forward to a new graphics pack when released.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephanie Gray  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I have this and its not bad. They have pre made backgrounds so if you dont want to make your own you can use theirs. The best is one I downloaded for free that is a candle with a burning wick. I use that one because it really does look good. The others are fine. You can also export these to use them as .exe programs for other people.

Reply   |   Comment by Timmy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I forgot to mention 1 function I would love to see added to this program. In windows 7, I am able to set the wall paper pictures to change at a certain speed. Desktop paints is a stationary wall paper picture and one has to change the pictures manually. It would nice if one could select a group of designed wallpapers to change automatically, like win7 wall paper shuffle.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Actually, its a fun and simple way to animate photos. I find it relaxing, sort of like piecing together a simple puzzle. Many effects to play with. However, the wallpaper does affect the speed of my computer (i have a very slow and basic system). It is identical to the Screen Saver program offered last week (except it mask a wallpaper instead of a screen saver). I like it..but will not use the wallpaper.

Reply   |   Comment by Slipper  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

It seems like there are people go around and give unreasonable thumbs down, right?

It's good software, especially for people who love animation.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Le Vu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

@1 Paul
Don`t mind the user rating its misleading anyway
The software offered today maybe not needed by a lot of people that give the low rating,
but for me i like it, even their Screensaver maker although its not needed but i love to watch the animation effect it had just to refresh the mood, now it had offering the Wallpaper version so i don`t need too click preview on screensaver setting window just to see it, so i gotta try this one and see if they will slowdown my PC or not when active

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

If you made screensavers with Desktop Paints’ other program Animated Screensaver Maker (a recent giveaway) and saved them in DP proprietary format (.asw), you can enter them in AWM and turn them into animated wallpapers.* If you added many animations to a screensaver though, it could be wise to delete some of them for the animated wallpaper to limit the load on your graphics card, as you are supposed to work on you PC while it is playing. (Also recommended: set the execution priority to “low” in settings).

*The same is true for projects made with DP Animation Maker, also once offered here. The three programs are compatible.

@ Paul: on the recent Animated Screensaver Maker giveaway page, end of post 2, I listed some of the improvements since previous giveaway. It is the same improvements for AWM.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/animated-screensaver-maker-325/#comments

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#2

@DesktopPaints.com

Your 14th giveaway with your first one that started on August 8, 2009
... Congrats and thank you for participating in the project... some are giving thumbs down.. for me this is a blessing as a stray cat I had found 7 months ago died recently (Something snaped in the head) and well adding a bit of glimour on her photo is definitely going to change my mood as I've been spending the past week trying to give the photo justice and this just might do it...

Thanks again.

P.S: May I suggest maybe a animated gif section with your dp pack as examples might help increase sales...

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

What on Earth causes you people to give this software a thumbs down in the first 3 min? Give it a try first! This has been given away here a few times now and I have been using it since the first time. I even bought the extension pack that was offered as a discount to gotd followers.
It would be nice if desktop paints would tell us what improvements have been made to this new version, so that we can have a look at it and give you our opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
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