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Looking for a desktop program or widget that displays interesting photos
July 3, 2014 2:54 PM   Subscribe

Anyone know of a Windows 7 compatible program or widget that automatically downloads and displays pictures pulled from the Internet on the desktop?

Used to use a Windows gadget/widget called Interestingness that displayed photos from Flickr, but it stopped working recently on both of my computers. Doesn't have to use Flickr or even specifically be a widget, just something similar. These sorts of apps/widgets seem to have fallen out of favor and everything that I've found is not working, not updated, has security problems, etc.

Here's a link to an image of the sort of thing I'm looking for.
posted by aerotive to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
How about HumanClock? It displays a different photo every minute, and each photo somehow contains the precise time. It could be as prosaic as a person holding a handwritten sign (in an interesting location, usually) but many of the photos are very interesting.
posted by DrGail at 3:23 PM on July 3


I'm not quite clear on what that image is showing, so I may be misunderstanding you, but in Windows 7 a feature was added to Themes allowing the desktop wallpaper to be a slideshow based on an RSS feed, like a Flickr feed for example. So what you want to do may be built into Windows itself. Here's instructions for creating a theme with this from scratch but I assume you can just find and install someone else's theme too.
posted by XMLicious at 3:50 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the suggestions, close to what I'm looking for but not quite. If anyone else knows of a working replacement please let me know.

Here's another link that explains the one I was using.
posted by aerotive at 8:22 AM on July 4


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