Screensavr alpha

21 January 2007
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itworks.jpg So here it is. More fiddly than I was anticipating. You must first enter your flickr user-name into the control panel. Download Mac installer 0.0.2alpha No Windows version, I don’t have the power. Or the inclination. Image courtesy of jaypeg.

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I have downloaded! Questions:

Shouldn’t it ask for my password?

Can I choose a specific album of pictures or a combination of them?

Can I choose photos tagged ‘private’ or ‘friends and family’?

jaypeg
21 January 2007

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Programs ask for authorisation so that they can edit/upload/access private things on your flickr account.

This is just accessing publicly available photos.

I will look into adding authorisation; that way you could have all your private photos as a screensaver.

Stay tuned for updates!

Simon
21 January 2007

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Quick update: now you can choose a photoset. Works quite well, especially if your photoset is nicely colour co-ordinated.

Simon
21 January 2007

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Found a bizarre bug where although the screensaver works perfectly in the preview, it doesn’t work once it’s triggered. Will look into it.

Simon
22 January 2007

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I hope you’re working on this in Tonic time. I’m getting impatient!

Mark
23 January 2007

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Well I think I’ve tracked down the problem and will try and release a fix tonight. It’s a bit of an odd one. Hope you think it’s worth the wait…

Simon
23 January 2007

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OK think I’ve fixed it, but it’s a problem to do with screen resolution and the max bitmap size in Flash. Can’t verify if it works as my screen at home isn’t large enough. Please give it a try and let me know.

Maybe I should get around to writing a native Mac OS version instead of using Flash.

Simon
23 January 2007

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It works! Sound the horns!

There’s one request though. My images aren’t that big on flickr. Can you make an option which chooses what the biggest size is? A bit like the all sizes option in flickr itself? Or maybe choose how many images fit on the first line and go down from there?

jaypeg
24 January 2007

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Yes, sizes will be the next thing. At the moment it’s loading the lowest quality images cos that uses less bandwidth. I might also make it honour the proportions of each image; at the mo its stretching them.

Anyway, at least it works.

Simon
24 January 2007

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I can also see that I need to make a stylesheet for these comments.

Simon
24 January 2007

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Yes, proportion-honouring will be a much needed feature. Currently it’s squishing and stretching all my pics as my cameras chuck out 3:2 ratio images, not 4:3. And my biggest flickr pics are 500 pixels across their longest edge.

Mark
24 January 2007

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Ok I’m hearin’ ya. I’ll see what I can do. That may involve a rewrite in Cocoa. There goes my weekend…

Simon
25 January 2007

12


Alert!
Two people have stopped by my mac to admire my screensaver so far…

I tried to wait it out to see it fill the entire monitor (1920×1200 ) but it stops before the end and won’t go any lower. Is this something you can change so it fills?

jaypeg
25 January 2007

13


Ah yes. Well you all want the moon on a stick don’t you. I will try and address your size problems this weekend – I’m not sure it’s possible to do what you’re asking in humble Flash so I’ll have to try Cocoa instead.

Simon
25 January 2007

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Sweet mate!

gabes
25 January 2007

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Just uploaded new version. Keep the feedback coming.

Simon
29 January 2007

17


It works! It’s ace!

jaypeg
29 January 2007

18


Any chance of boshing out a PC version? Look’s ace!

Rory
30 January 2007

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Rozza! I don’t have a PC screensaver maker – needs to be ScreenTime for PC. If you can help me out… let me know…

Simon
30 January 2007

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Oi oi oi.

Yea ive got a copy of that knocking about somewhere, send me the swf and thumbnail through, ill export it.

R

Rory
4 February 2007

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