This screensaver places a variety of scenes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on your computer. This program is unlikely to wear out its welcome quickly, as it offers more than 40 images taken from the film. However, image quality is somewhat erratic; some shots look fine, but others appear fuzzy, pixilated, and overly dark. The audio quality of the accompanying music is dreadful and sounds like an MP3 encoded at a very low bit rate. The feature set fares somewhat better. You can disable the audio, choose from a number of transition effects, render all images in black-and-white, set the image delay, and display captions. Best of all, Harry Potter Screen Saver contains no adware and won't cost you a dime. Its middling image quality aside, this screensaver makes an ideal download for fans of the pint-sized wizard.
What's new in version 2.0
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedNovember 30, 2001
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
The amazing popularity of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone means that now even Muggles know about the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Whether or not you've read about Harry, this screensaver brings his world to life. The screensaver shows brillant pictures of characters, from well-meaning Hermione, to Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Hagrid. Brighten you desktop by making each image in these screensavers your wallpaper and the utility will automatically change it every day for you.