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SR-71 Blackbird 2 [12 images]

Type of program: Screen Saver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Company name: Image Factory Software
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Version: 3.30
Cost: $14.95
Installed size: 2035 KB


SR-71 is a high speed, high altitude aircraft, belonging to NASA, and these are more pictures taken of it doing all kings of things!.The settings have all the usual settings possible, including time of image shown, transition effects, using current image as wallpaper, and much more. Something that is different is a browse image set option, [either theirís or your own] and each image is number and shown in a thumbnail. With the caption option turned on, you will find out where these pictures are from. There is also a small clock, that you can either turn on or off, sitting quietly in the corner, giving you the time without getting in the way of the picture.

The image, which is a still, shows first; then graphic effect take over on top of the picture. These might be a couple of bouncing spheres, which are covered with the parts of the picture in the background, or rotating geometric shapes, or more.

The full version has 12 images, this shareware version has 3 images. All are included in the download, you just need to register to unlock the other pictures. With the browse feature, the other 9 images are blocked out, but not so blocked out that you canít get the gist of what you will be getting.

All of the screen savers from the Image Factory come with a free bonus, itís called Screen Manager, you have the option of whether you want to load it or not, and it is a neat little program. It allows you to run, configure, or switch screen savers, you can switch wallpaper, change display settings or appearance, or access windows utilities, or desktop shortcuts right from an icon in your system tray. It can also take you directly to the Image Factory website.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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