RandomWeb ScreenSaver
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Screensaver randomly searches the net for photos.   Free
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    Gabriel Handford
The RandomWeb screensaver searches the Internet for digital photos based on popular digital camera filename formats. It can also search using keywords, a Web site, location, or current iTunes artist. The images display uses OpenGL (3D hardware accelerated) zooming and fading.

Some of the features are:
  • Search for digital camera photos
  • Search using keywords
  • Search a Web site
  • Search a Web page
  • Automatically search using the current iTunes artist
  • Content filter (safe search), so it can be used in public environments.
What's New
Version 1.3.3 is now OpenGL and a Universal Binary.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later Quartz extreme compatible video card.

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Toxicthree commented on 16 Oct 2005
This is an amazing thing if you have broadband. I use it in conjunction with BackLight to continually change the desktop as I work. I find that putting names of cities around the world in it, along with National Geographic's website, NASA, etc, produces an endlessly fascinating - if occasionally irrelevant - streat of images flowing past. Tropical beaches works, too, if you like that sort of scenery... Great app!!!!
[Version 1.3.1]


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gregjsmith reviewed on 31 May 2005
This is very nice and produces interesting results. It would be nice to also add Flickr support.

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[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Apr 2005
One of the coolest things you can do with your Mac's idle time (aside from SETI@home). Seriously, give this a try. It's addicting.
[Version 1.2c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Apr 2005
quite nice saver. i've been using it for the past week with no problems. it's as interesting as the search terms you can come up with; too many screensavers are just canned repetitive graphics, this one actually rewards creativity.
[Version 1.2b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2005
this fascinating screensaver runs fine here: 8oomHz iBookG4 640RAM 10.3.8
[Version 1.2b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2005
I installed randomweb as instructed. First, it wouldn't work -- no pictures displayed, just a black screen. I removed it. But now ever since installing it, my computer continually locks up -- ie, the gray curtain comes down, with the message in a bunch of different languages that I must restart. This started immediately after installing randomweb, and I haven't downloaded or installed anything since, so I'm pretty sure it's the problem. Based on my experience, I would be extremly cautious about installing this program.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Mar 2005
Have you tried repairing your permissions with Disk Utility? It may have just been a fluke that you installed this software and then your disk permissions got messed up at the same time, causing the lock-ups.
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Mar 2005
I would have to echo the remarks here. Absolutely compelling. I had to up my monitor sleep time to 30 minutes simply because I enjoy this so much.

One nice thing is the abilty to grab from specific sites.

All in all simply wonderful!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
This is a wonder. I love it.
I often stare at the screen for several minutes, before hitting enter and starting a session, just to see what neat new photos are going to be displayed.
With the feature to allow the user to choose the type of pictures you want downloaded and displayed, this is just wonderful.
Art, Nature, travel, History.... a remarkable resorce.
Thanks;
JB
[Version 1.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Oct 2004
This is an amazing program. I mean, it has endless possibilities. Very customizable and simple. God I love this thing. Great app.
[Version 1.1b]


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lonniehb had trouble on 03 Aug 2006
Seemed to install fine. I can go to the pref pane and select it, customize it, but when I try to start the screen saver it acts as if it is loading for a couple seconds and then just goes back to the desktop. Nothing ever happens. Help.

Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5
3.5 GB Memory
Mac OSX 10.4.6
[Version 1.3.3]


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Downloads:6,834
Version Downloads:2,801
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:03 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The RandomWeb screensaver searches the Internet for digital photos based on popular digital camera filename formats. It can also search using keywords, a Web site, location, or current iTunes artist. The images display uses OpenGL (3D hardware accelerated) zooming and fading.

Some of the features are:
  • Search for digital camera photos
  • Search using keywords
  • Search a Web site
  • Search a Web page
  • Automatically search using the current iTunes artist
  • Content filter (safe search), so it can be used in public environments. (This can be disabled in the Settings tab)
  • Images can be automatically expired
  • Image library can be limited to a certain size (old images are removed to make space for new ones)
  • Limit search to images of a minimum size
  • Images are stored in your user directory under Pictures/RandomWeb, so you can browse them later
  • Status bar shows you its searching progress
  • Override connection timeouts, to get better responsiveness
  • Can display the filename with the image


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