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Wallpaper [Jul. 30th, 2007|01:37 pm]
dalekboy
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Been sitting in here in my sleep deprived, brain-dead, condition, sorting through my wallpapers on my PC. I have around three-hundred and thirty pictures in my six wallpaper folders.

There are probably all sorts of great wallpaper monitoring programs out there, but my favourite is Wallpaper Master Pro. I've been using the freeware version for a while, but finally decided to get the paid version, since I was quite happy with the functionality of it.

It can change the background every day at a specified time, change it at various other user-defined intervals, or whenever you start your computer. You can pick the directories you'd like to use, different people using the same PC can have their own configurations, it's quite neat.

But what I really love about it is that you can set it with one overall display setting for all your pictures, or so that different wallpapers are displayed in the ways that best suits them. You can also give each of your pictures ratings and set the program to display randomly with a bias towards the pictures you've rated more highly.

So much for the pitch. Why I really posted about the program is because while going through my various backgrounds, I realised that I had quite a few that had various friends in them. Not actually enough for my liking, but then I hadn't ever consciously went "I must add friends to my wallpapers", I just occasionally saw a picture of one of them and went "I'm adding that to my lists."

Some aren't the best pictures, but the reason I grabbed them was that I think the person in the shot rocks, and when they come up on my background for a couple of days, even if I'm going througha rough patch, it delights me to have them there and they never cease to bring a smile to my face.

So, below the cut, I present a selection of the pictures of people that I occasionally have as wallpaper backgrounds.



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This is my current background. God I love my wife :)

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For my mum's 70th birthday we took her to Arthur's Seat, a place she loves.

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Karno!

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I am the Angel of the Lord... Arse-Kicking Division!

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Dingo, I miss him so much.

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Kal (short for Kaled Mutant) practising cute.

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This man rocks!

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As does this one!

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One of my oldest friends.

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Yup, gunna have to take more photos of my friends... And maybe scan a few old ones, too.
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2007-07-30 06:18 am (UTC)
Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2007-07-30 08:17 am (UTC)
this is really really cool. Could also be really freaky if you used the wrong pic!

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-07-30 09:17 am (UTC)
It's sort of already happened.

Because I take photos at a large size, they are bigger than my computer screen. Before I told the program to shrink Guttermonkey's picture so that it would fit the screen, when he came up it was a sudden huge close-up of the huge staring eyes and 'I'm going to eat your toes' smile... brrrr...
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2007-07-30 01:11 pm (UTC)
That could make an interesting icon.
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From: fred_mouse
2007-07-30 08:32 am (UTC)
(hiding in the corner, resisting the temptation to send you many photos of your friends. After all, how will you have the fun of taking the pictures, if I do such a thing)

Nice pictures!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-07-30 09:21 am (UTC)
Thank you. I only realised after I posted this up that I've taken all of them (or requested that they be taken). So it's kind of cool.

On one hand, I want people to send me pics, on the other, it's kind of nice that I've taken them.

So many brilliant, wonderful people in my life to photograph...
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From: fe2h2o
2007-07-30 10:02 am (UTC)
That first photo of Sharon is fabulous! (Puggle agrees, he kept asking me to put the picture of Sharon back—an honour that is usually reserved for photos of himself:-) )
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-07-30 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's nice to try and capture what I see of a person. It's also really bloody hard!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-30 12:04 pm (UTC)
6 pic folders. 1 is friends, what are the others?
-phil
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-07-30 12:09 pm (UTC)
Actually I don't have a Friends folder. All the friends shots are in the My Pics folder, along with various landscapes and the like.

Others are Doctor Who, My Art, Nudes, Other, and Space.
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[User Picture]From: meljane
2007-07-30 12:16 pm (UTC)
Brilliant pics , I'm so envious of photographical talent , my pics just don't seem to come out the way I plan them to *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-07-30 12:24 pm (UTC)
The joy of a digital camera is that you can happily snap off dozens of pics in an attempt to catch what you're trying to. I took lots of shots of Sharon to get that one.
I only took one of Mitch and I really wish I'd taken a bunch more. That one's not bad, but I reckon I could have done better.
Emilly's shot is ok, but doesn't do her justice - again, a single photo taken.

The more pics you take, the more you learn little tricks that work for you. Some people have real talent, the rest of us only get good by making lots of mistakes :)

When I'm next in Perth, I so want pics of you and Ken :)
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