Photo Desktop
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Create a collage of photos on your desktop.   Shareware ($13.00)
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Photo Desktop allows you to put photos on your desktop, instead of having to choose one photo to use as your wallpaper, you can now add as many little pictures to your desktop as you want.

Photo Desktop 2 adds too much to the previous version to describe, below you'll find a summary of some of the more significant changes and additions.

Multiple photosets
  • With Photo Desktop 2 you're no longer bound to a single composition, with an unlimited amount of photosets you can create different desktops for different moments.
  • Use Smart photosets to
What's New
Version 2.4.1:
  • Important: As of 2.4.1 the minimum supported system- OS X 10.6.
  • Adds OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion support
  • Further improves OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Fixes an instability issue, where the Photochooser wouldn't open or Smart Photosets didn't work.
  • Fixes iPhoto '11 compatibility issues
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Photo Desktop User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+74

Julsa1 reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
Typical app you enjoy everyday !
Developer is fully entitled to ask some money for this because the app is worth it !
Compliments !
[Version 2.4.1]


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Johnyyyy reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
Simply and great made! Enjoy this app, while working on my Mac
[Version 2.4]


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+29

Screentom reviewed on 15 Jul 2011
Nice and funny :-)

I like it, thanks!
[Version 2.4]


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+5

Alper reviewed on 25 Mar 2011
I use photo desktop since 2.0. I always use smart photosets and photos change every 1 minitues. But its has bug. Sometime photodesktop create empty album and my photos gone. I wait for stable version but photo desktop never do this.
[Version 2.3.3]


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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 13 Jul 2009
Wow, what a way cool program! Downloaded it, tried it about 5 minutes, and was immediately sold.

I never used the previous version, but I have to say that new interface is simply brilliant....didn't need to use help once, just all made sense and worked great. The special effects, relying on Core Image, are really outstanding. The program is just plain *fun* to use, and within minutes I created some marvelous new desktops. (The screensaver is great eye candy, too.)

For a desktop image nut like me, this is a must have...and the price is very reasonable for all the ease of use and features. Going to buy it today.
[Version 2.3.1]


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+34
tankknight commented on 23 May 2009
I used to love showing my friends the various pics on my Mac thanks to PD. Then late last year it went completely unusable. I missed it, but I just turned to Adobe Illustrator and made jpg desktops. Last month an update came out and I thought great that PD is being supported again. Well the short version of the disaster is that it either all 4 cpus on my quad G5 pegged, G5 crashed, PD beach balled and had to force quit or PD just suddenly quit after starting.
[Version 2.3]


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Reviewer commented on 02 Jun 2007
The editor stops immediately after starting it. Could be a nice app.
I run Mac OS 10.4.9.
[Version 2.0.1]


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purdueboiler87 commented on 16 May 2007
Does not work.

I have a 12.8 MP camera and my picture file sizes are bigger. Every time I try to add a picture, it blows up.
[Version 2.0.1]


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+3

Werner Freytag reviewed on 16 May 2007
This is an absolutely great application! Easy and fun to use and creates very beautiful desktop wallpapers! A must-have!
[Version 2.0.1]


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Leo Spill commented on 16 May 2007
An interesting idea but when I am using my Mac it's nearly always covered with app and FInder windows so rarely do I ever see the desktop. Maybe if you have a 30" display and have a single browser window open...

It's really just useless eye candy or something to amuse the kids for a few minutes but seems near pointless to have this eating your CPU.

Try 'PhotoStickies' which does a lot of what this does and more - yet has been around for a few years and is a couple of dollars less expensive.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Traianescu had trouble on 15 Nov 2010
i don't know why install only to dutch language.. i don't found any option to change the language to english(tried even to reinstall).. any help, please?
[Version 2.3.3]


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Fevida had trouble on 05 Jun 2008
When I try to add a new photo all I see is a spinning beachball..... Can't use it at all. Wish it would work, could be a nice app.
[Version 2.2.2]


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james Brochin had trouble on 17 Jun 2007
I want to delete/remove the Photo Desktop application.

It won't let me because it says the program is open, even after I force quit.

Help.
[Version 2.1]

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alcabet commented on 15 Sep 2007
Even after you quit the editor, Photo Desktop is still running. The only way I have found to quit it is to go to Activity Monitor, find the process called "Photo Desktop," and quit it. Then you should be able to delete/move to trash/do whatever you want with the Photo Desktop app.
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countrybabe06 had trouble on 30 Jan 2007
I have the application. It worked and I loved it! But something happened, my pictures all went black, and then i couldn't add pictures any more. It really upset me because this was such a neat app. I tried re-downloading it, but it didn't work. So if any one could tell me what I could do to fix it that would be great! Or just let me know how I can get a hold of the creator and ask him if no one knows.
Thanks
[Version 1.5.2]

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+403
MacUpdate-Lon commented on 30 Jan 2007
You can go to the developer's website and contact the developer.
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mehertel had trouble on 02 Mar 2006
I downloaded the program, but i cant get it to work... i click on it and nothing happens...i really really want this, its so cool!! please help!!
[Version 1.5.1]



+9

laetizia rated on 08 Dec 2011

[Version 2.4]


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Version Downloads:1,668
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:31 Dec 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $13.00
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Photo Desktop allows you to put photos on your desktop, instead of having to choose one photo to use as your wallpaper, you can now add as many little pictures to your desktop as you want.

Photo Desktop 2 adds too much to the previous version to describe, below you'll find a summary of some of the more significant changes and additions.

Multiple photosets
  • With Photo Desktop 2 you're no longer bound to a single composition, with an unlimited amount of photosets you can create different desktops for different moments.
  • Use Smart photosets to let Photo Desktop create and update Photosets for you, based on a folder you point out or on the iPhoto album of your choice.
  • Use the changer the automatically switch between different photosets. You can also use the changer to shuffle the Photosets, including Smart photosets, so your Desktop will never look the same.
iSight support
  • Photo Desktop 2 now comes with built-in iSight support. Allow you to create photos in the PhotoChooser simply as one of the many photo collections you have.
  • Use the snapshot feature to instantly create a photo using your iSight camera and add it to your desktop.
  • Also new is the Photo Desktop Spy, the Spy can automatically create snapshots and add them to your current desktop or a designated other photoset.
Core Image Quality & Animation
  • Photo Desktop 2 is built utilizing Apple's Core-Image technology. For Photo Desktop 2 this means that your resulting Desktop will have a far greater quality than before. Also this means that fun effects could be added to the Editor.
  • With a new engine powering Photo Desktop 2, a screensaver has been added to complete the Photo Desktop package. The Photo Desktop Saver makes your desktop come to live by animating the photos off your current photoset.
  • Utilizing your videocards power also enables the 'Live-updates' feature, when turned on your Desktop gets updated instantly without the delay you saw in Photo Desktop 1.
Much more customization
  • Photo Desktop 2 add many other functions to further customize your photos. The photo info panel has been extended with frame-shape, shadow, effect and additional options.
  • Existing functionality like the caption functionality has been further extended to allow for caption on the photo as well as using shadow or 3D effects.
  • The Photo Desktop preferences have also been further extended to adjust the application to your wishes.


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