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:
    482,989
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (28-day trial); $9.30 to buy (Buy it now)

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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Full Specifications

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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, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.3MB
File Name AWCSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 482,989
Downloads Last Week 225
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 28-day trial
Price $9.3

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