Automatic Wallpaper Changer

Automatic Wallpaper Changer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 77 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.11.2
  • Total Downloads:
    480,595
  • Date Added:
    June 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    12.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    460
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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This powerful wallpaper changer should satisfy the most demanding desktop decorators. The rather unassuming interface belies a bevy of options that give users the utmost in wallpaper control.

Automatic Wallpaper Changer's interface is not much to look at. Extreme novices (say, your great-grandmother) may not find it immediately evident how the program works, but helpful tool tips pop up when users hover over the screen elements. To most users it should be fairly obvious that on the first screen you can select a directory of photos, adjust the speed of the image change, and set the position of the photo on the desktop. For some this might be enough, but what really makes this program worth paying for are the features revealed in the Preferences menu. In addition to the sorts of options you'd expect, such as stretching and tiling, the Preference screen offers a multitude of other customizations. Some of the stand-outs include the capability to set a separate background image against which the wallpaper images appear, control over the images' opacity, a colorization feature, and a handful of special effects. Users have a tremendous amount of control over which images are displayed, including the capability to filter by date, size, and filename.

The only aspect of the program worth criticizing was a small but annoying lag when applying changes. The program otherwise runs smoothly and inconspicuously, and installs and uninstalls with no problems. Users should note that the trial version lasts 28 days; with so many options to play with, you may find that's not nearly long enough.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "it doesn't work at all!"

    October 21, 2013   |   By lolliepopsicle

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    nothing good about it

    Cons

    it doesn't work the way it supposed to.
    it also distorts my original wallpaper.

    Summary

    i really want to give it 0 stars, but i can't that's why it's a half.not worth to download.

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  • 5 stars

    "Small, clean, does what it is supposed to do"

    April 25, 2013   |   By mrahul1987

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    A lot of options (at least everything that i needed) :
    1. Tray icon (No taskbar)
    2. Wallpaper name with path display
    3. Delete wallpaper from tray icon/hot keys
    4. Resizing small/big wallpapers

    For me, that'll be all I need, so good job.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    Great software.

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  • 1 stars

    "The program has never worked and it took 5 downloads."

    March 07, 2013   |   By chuckw99

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    I do not have anything good to say, it never worked.

    Cons

    See #2 above.

    Summary

    #1 says it all

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrible Spam filled crap"

    December 11, 2012   |   By DrEmilioLizardo

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    None - immediately deleted after it screwed with Chrome

    Cons

    Downloaded a "Claro" toolbar that hijacked Chrome and set as default browser, screwed up all my tabs and generally infested my computer.

    Horrible that CNET recommends scamware like this

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  • 2 stars

    "Distorted photos."

    November 03, 2012   |   By Stitchintime48

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    Easy to install, quick photo change click worked quickly.

    Cons

    Distorted all of my photo jpgs and many of the jpgs of former Webshots photos. Even uninstalling and reinstalling didn't fix.
    Uninstalled permanently.

    Summary

    Pick a different product.

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  • 5 stars

    "great!!!!!"

    August 18, 2012   |   By jazzmanofjax

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    does what it supposed to do with the flexibility of time and picture that is unparalleled to any other product of its kind!!!

    Cons

    none that I can thunk of

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  • 4 stars

    "Like most things about it with exceptions noted below."

    July 08, 2012   |   By jazzmanjack

    Version: Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.11.2

    Pros

    Excellent user menus and options. Mostly intuitive. Lots of choices as to setup and run features.

    Cons

    Has no transition options allowing pictures to transition smoothly from one to the other with fades outs, or swirls, or other such options.

    When I try to close the open window on the taskbar, the icon is also removed and the program stops. Have to click on the program in the Start menu to restart. Haven't figured out why this happens.

    Summary

    I really like the program (and it's free).

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    What's new in version 4.11.2
    Version 4.11.2 adds the ability to specify a file containing an alpha-channel mask to be applied to the main image when it is displayed over the background.
    General
    Publisher Steve Murphy
    Publisher web site http://smurphy.co.uk
    Release Date June 06, 2012
    Date Added June 18, 2012
    Version 4.11.2
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Wallpaper Editors & Tools
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 12.3MB
    File Name AWCSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 480,595
    Downloads Last Week 460
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 28-day trial
    Price $9.3

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