The wallpaper background is one of the largest aspects of your desktop and can say a lot about your personality. Besides providing you with a beautiful sight to enjoy while you’re working on your computer (some prefer minimalist wallpapers), it can also motivate you to be more productive.
However, if your wallpaper background remains the same all the time, it can become boring. Many people like to scour the Internet to find new and interesting photos or pictures to place on their desktop, easily setting new images directly from their browsers. With Flickr Wallpaper Rotator, the search for new wallpaper backgrounds is no longer necessary.
Flickr is the world’s largest photo sharing website with over 6 billion online images and counting. If you were to view one image per second, it would take you 190 years to browse through all of the images on Flickr. And by then, perhaps another 6 billion new images would’ve been added. So if you’re looking for new beautiful wallpaper backgrounds, Flickr would be your best bet.
Automatically rotate wallpaper backgrounds with images from Flickr
Flickr Wallpaper Rotator allows you to automatically grab images from Flickr, set them as your wallpaper background and rotate them on your desktop. Depending on how often the application is set to fetch a new image, there will always be a fresh, beautiful wallpaper background on your computer. You can choose to grab images from Flickr according to search terms or by user name. You can also have the application retrieve the most interesting featured images from Flickr. I am currently in love with the Adirondacks of Upstate New York so I chose to rotate my wallpaper background via a search for “Adirondacks”.
Flickr Wallpaper Rotator is stated to work on the following versions of Windows:
- Windows 98
- Windows 98 SE
- Windows Me
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
I have tested it and have found it working fine on Windows Vista and screenshots on the download site shows it working well on Windows 7).
Downloading and installing Flickr Wallpaper Rotator is quite simple and personalizing it to get the beautiful wallpaper you’ll love is a breeze. To start, download Flickr Wallpaper Rotator from its official download site on CodePlex and install it on your computer.
Using Flickr Wallpaper Rotator
Once you open the software, you’ll get a little icon in the taskbar that looks like a white box with an F in it. Right-clicking on that icon will bring up this menu.
We’ll look at the settings in a moment but for now let’s talk about the other menu items. Get new wallpaper will switch to a new wallpaper background and disregard the preset time interval. This photo on flickr.com will bring you to the dedicated page for the image from Flickr so you can learn more about it, see who posted it, and comment on the page. Exit will close the program.
Now let’s look at the setting menu.
As you can see, the settings are fairly straightforward. You can rotate wallpaper backgrounds with images from Flickr by the minute, hour, day week or month. You can have the wallpaper background centered, tiled, or stretched. Then there is the search perimeters allowing you to choose what type of images you want rotated. The only downside is that you can’t preview the images that would appear as your wallpaper background. So if you see an image that you don’t really enjoy, just force the application to refresh and set a new wallpaper background.
Mac users will probably be interested in WallPaper Wizard, check out our review.
See how easy Flickr Wallpaper Rotator works? Now you don’t have to look at the same old boring wallpaper background all the time. You can so easily have fresh, beautiful wallpaper backgrounds every hour using images from Flickr! What do you do to keep from getting bored with your desktop wallpaper?
If you’d rather not have anyone meddle with your Windows 7 wallpaper, find out how to prevent anyone from changing the wallpaper.