A+ Screensaver Creator

By SoftDD Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
After testing, we've decided A Screensaver Creator suffers from a bit of grade inflation. We give it a B, at best. This program doesn't create screensavers per se, but assembles slide shows of your favorite pictures to act as screensavers. However, the program's main interface is only accessible via your computer's Control Panel, which may initially confuse novices. It's also a shame the program only supports JPEG and BMP images, neglecting other popular fomats such as GIF. You can add effects such as picture overlap or fades, or pictures that roll up or down like a scroll. Other options include setting a time delay between pictures, or flipping through the slide show in order or randomly. An added music component plays MP3 files along with the slide show. While there's not a whole lot of frills, A Screensaver performs reliably. The major drawback to the trial version is it expires after 50 plays. Still, we can recommend this program to folks who only need to make a screensaver that runs on their local machine.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.42

Version 3.42 adds interface changes.


Date Added March 8, 2011
Version 3.42

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Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Display your own pictures (including JPEG images) as a screensaver while listening to your favorite sound files, including MP3. Other options include tiling the pictures on your screen, displaying your pictures randomly or in sequence, displaying a picture in a picture, overlapping pictures, fading pictures in and out, sliding pictures, customizing the pictures to any height or width, changing the background colors, turning the sound on or off, displaying pictures full screen, changing the time delay, and password protection. No additional run-time files are needed. All users also will receive a free video screensaver for viewing AVI or MPG video files. (Runs on all Windows systems).

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