Editors' reviewDespite the omission of an important feature, this intuitive program makes it a snap to design screensavers from your own photos and music. Screen Paver is accessible only via the Control panel's Display icon rather than from the Programs menu or a desktop shortcut, an arrangement that may take some folks a bit of time to get used to. The tabbed interface isn't beautiful but does make it readily apparent how to operate the program. After picking the JPEG, PNG, and BMP files you want to include, you can specify duration and order, then choose from an impressive number of transition effects. Screen Paver also lets you add captions and the music of your choice. However, this program can't generate an SRV or EXE file to make your new screensaver a launchable application, a serious drawback that many competing products address. Therefore, folks who aim to make and distribute professional-quality screensavers will need to look elsewhere, though home and casual users will do just fine with this app.
Screen Paver is an easy to use make-your-own photo slide show screen saver for Windows XP/Vista/7. The program will display an unlimited number of your own jpeg, png, or bitmap pictures from local and/or network directories. Features include picture sorting, stretching/shrinking/tiling, transition effects, picture sets, picture preview, favorite picture saving, wallpaper creation, long filename captions with date, pause/continue control, and more. You can also play music during the slide show, either from a CD or from music files. It's a great utility for digital camera owners. A bonus screen saver utility for the Windows Taskbar Tray is available for registered users which allows the user to quickly configure, select, or run the current screen saver, as well as the ability to quickly disable and re-enable screen saving.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.5 adds the ability to read Exif orientation information from digital camera pictures in order to display pictures in the intended orientation and adds two new transition effects: zoom in and zoom out.