New York City Screensaver
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NYC screensaver.   Shareware ($9.99)
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New York City Screensaver is a screensaver with 75 color and black and white photographs that offer you the opportunity to reminisce about New York, one of the greatest cities on Earth. All images are either views of Manhattan or from Manhattan and include the New York Public Library at 5th Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, various skyline views, and a large dose of Central Park.
What's New
Version 3.0 adds 26 additional photographs.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Sep 2004
Just go to Google.com, click on images, type in "New York" and collect some great photos for a screensaver. :)
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Aug 2004
As another poster said, it is easy to make a screensaver. I live in New York city, maybe I will make a screensaver and distribute it for free. Heck maybe I'll take the same pictures from the exact same angles and then post a link to the screensaver here in the reviews. How do like them apples? Either you give it away for free or I will put you out of business. muahahahahahaha
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jun 2004
I dont like it because i think its stupid to have to pay for some freakin pictures of a over rated city
[Version 3.0]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Sep 2004
There are two types of people in this world. People that are from NY and people that wish they were. We can see what category you fall in!
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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Dec 2003
EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHS!
The artist has talent and vision. Having lived in New York for 8 years, I truly believe that seeing the pictures has made me reminisce enough to want to go back for a visit!
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
The problem with screensavers is that they are really purely cosmetic and by their nature not seen much. Nice to have but one can't often justify paying for them - and there are plenty of free ones available with many features, promotional items etc.

So for the author, who is right to charge for his time and I'm sure his photos are unique, he will struggle with this particular method- i'd be interested in the statistics!
[Version 2.0]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
If it was something like Marine Aquarium, I would be happy to hand over the money. This screen saver, however, isn't that complicated and anyone can make one. Nice try.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
What's the scandal here? Honest work, very reasonable fee, and best of all, users like me get to enjoy all the good memories of New York City.

People spend $9 - $10 for a movie ticket easily. $10 for a screen saver that will bring a lot of viewing pleasure is not a huge deal.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Dec 2003
animosity. perhaps... whatever, as you deservedly pointed out, you went to some effort to capture the moments yourself on film, or so i think you said. and thus are due some recompense.

but, having said all that, a screensaver should be free... or at least very close to free. whatever.
[Version 2.0]


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Supermagnus Software (developer) commented on 03 Dec 2003
So much animosity!

Yes, anyone can make a screensaver. But doing so takes time and I think it is reasonable for people to try to be compensated for their time.

These are not photographs which I simply pulled off the web, but rather ones which I took myself. So think of it as compensating me for the time it required to take all of the pictures and select all of the ones that I thought were a good representation of New York.

Many photographers try to sell their work in one form or another. I don't see why a screensaver is not an allowable medium. Perhaps it is better to think of it as buying 75 photographs of New York to view, and it just happens to come packaged in a screensaver.

So far there have only been comments about the philosopyy of charging for a screensaver. But did any of you like the photographs?
[Version 2.0]


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Michael Welsh commented on 03 Dec 2003
I, too, find it cheesy to charge for this kind of screensaver, but I'm not going to rate it because I'm not going to download it. Looks like the "developer" will have to rely upon another means to make his million.
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Dec 2003
To all who complain about charging for the screensaver,

If you had any experience with photography, you would know that it is not easy to take quality pictures. Hence, before making any ignorant remarks, consider the fact that it does take time, TALENT, and vision to capture the essence of a city like New York. JUST CUT THE GUY SOME SLACK! He's not demanding your first born!
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Downloads:4,836
Version Downloads:2,328
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Shareware
Date:28 Feb 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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New York City Screensaver is a screensaver with 75 color and black and white photographs that offer you the opportunity to reminisce about New York, one of the greatest cities on Earth. All images are either views of Manhattan or from Manhattan and include the New York Public Library at 5th Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, various skyline views, and a large dose of Central Park.


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