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CNET Editors' review
PhotoWall creates custom live wallpapers for your Android OS using your gallery photos, Facebook photos, Picasa photos, or any combination of the three.
After installing, go to your Home screen settings, choose Wallpaper, then Live wallpapers. From there, choose PhotoWall and hit Settings to customize. If you're using the free version, there's unfortunately only one layout option--Polaroid--which displays your photos in a Polaroid-themed collage. Upgrade and you'll get access to Wall, Puzzle, and Fade layouts. You can also choose a photo effect to apply to your pics. Black & White and Sepia come standard, though again, you must upgrade to unlock more options.
We really liked that PhotoWall gave us so many options to customize our wallpaper. We could use photos from our gallery, Facebook, or Picasa, and we could set the animation interval to anywhere between 1 second and 20 seconds. These customizations, among others, helped keep our Android background from getting stale too fast. In the future, we'd love to see several more layouts available, as well the ability to pick and choose specific photos to populate our backgrounds.
If you're looking for a way to use photos as your Android wallpaper, PhotoWall is it. Though we can't promise it has enough options to keep you entertained forever, it does offer enough customization to keep you staring at a fresh background at least until the next version is released.
From Larva Labs:
* Now with Picasa web album support and photo effects! *PhotoWall shows your photos as your wallpaper! See an ever changing set of photos from:* Your phone's camera gallery* _NEW_ Any of your Picasa web photo albums* Your own Facebook photos* Your friends' Facebook photos* Facebook photos tagged as having you in them*NEW* Choose from a bunch of effects to make the photos feel more like a background wallpaper, or to make them really pop.It's totally free and ad free! This version shows your photos as a pile of Polaroids. You can upgrade to unlock more layouts, more effects, and to get more photos more often. Just search for PhotoWall Upgrade, or you can do it from within this app.Recent changes:* _NEW_ Photo viewer - view and share any photo right from the app.* Picasa settings bug fix.* In-app billing support for ease of upgrading. All previous upgrades will of course still be honored.Content rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: * _NEW_ Photo viewer - view and share any photo right from the app.* Picasa settings bug fix.* In-app billing support for ease of upgrading. All previous upgrades will of course still be honored.
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"No longer works after update"
Version: PhotoWall Live Wallpaper 1.3
Used to work
They updated it in May and have not fixed the problem - you just have to read the reviews to see that images no longer load from Facebook. It's too bad for those users that paid for this.