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Type of program: Screen Saver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98/NT
Company name: Image Factory Software
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Version: 3.30
Cost: $19.95
Installed size: 4392 KB


The purpose of a screen saver is to provide movement to eliminate screen burn, and this one provides movement in 2 ways. First it changes the images at preset times, [whatever you pick] and secondly it uses 2D and 3D routines that manipulate the image while it is on the screen. There are 6 graphic routines, 2D sliding tiles, 3D flying tiles, collisions, wipe-out, bouncing balls and puzzle cube. Or you could either choose combo, which randomly selects from the above list, and slide show, which uses no graphic routines, and just shows the images. 

As far as the images go, you can add your own, change the frame rate, change the size, add borders, turn the logos and text descriptions of each image on or off, use midi or wav files, of which this program has included 10 to start you off, or use your own; or set the transition effects. You can also manipulate the wallpaper in several ways including staying with one you choose, or changing wallpaper each time the system starts up.

The entire time that the screen saver is running there is a small analog clock in one corner, you can turn this feature on or off.

The screen saver only allows you 10 days to decide if you want it, after 10 days, if you haven't registered it, it will only show partly blanked out images, without any graphic effects. Also while it says 50 images, and the 50 are there in the shareware version, most of them are blocked out, while registering this program will unlock all the blocked picture. 

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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