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Creata ScreenSaver

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Type of Program: ScreenSaver
Supported Platforms: Win95/98
Author's Name: Bryan Sambrook
Version: 3
Price: $14.95
Installed Size: 1800K


I am in hog heaven!! Another screensaver program. And YES, I do other things besides create screensavers. (:D)

This is another great little program that enables you to use graphics, pics and downloaded images from the WWW to created your very own screensaver. What is nice is that the number of images you can use is UNLIMITED. Yep, if your "favorite" is 1 image or 1000, you can view them all either in order or randomly (if you are like me however, your computer is never idle long enough to view 10, much less 1000.)

You have numerous customizable options such as transition effects, thumbnail previews, password, captions, float speed, time delay between images and a great little plus, the ability to have messages left for you on your computer. (Not a bad feature if you have teenagers.) You also can change your background from solid color, gradient color (I like this one) and backgrounds you have in your bg files. You also can change font, color and size of font (This is a great feature. I am sure there are others out there, like myself, who have some unusual fonts you would simply LOVE to put to use!!) Images can be resized, text scrolled and---get this---you have the option of the current time displayed on your screensaver or the countdown to Y2K!! I don't know what happens with this feature at 12:01 AM, January 1, 2000 but if the doomsayers are correct, we won't have to worry will we. ;-)

The help file is great. LOTS of details. You access your program from the control panel which keeps everything handy.

I must say I really enjoyed this program, more than most of the other's of it's type I have reviewed. There are more features than I have yet seen and for a screensaver junkie like myself, this is a big plus. Even though there is a free trial download available for this one, a registered version is really necessary to use it since most of the fun features are disabled til you fork over your $14.95. Additional support is available via email.

All things considered, I highly recommend this one if you want to have some screensaver fun.

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Reviewed by Louise Wilson

This program may be purchased via secure online ordering, toll free phone number or fax. Major credit accepted.

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