Astral Blossom
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Geometric kaleidoscope-style screen saver.   Shareware ($9.95)
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Astral Blossom is a visually mesmerizing screen saver for Mac OS X available from Imaja, taking you on a journey through a lotus-like kaleidoscope. Beautiful color themes may now be selected by the user from tranquil earth tones to bright and vibrant visual elixirs. The drawing tempo, another new addition, lets you play with the effects allowing for an entire spectrum of inviting rhythms and modes.

Experiment with the petal count to create beautiful mandalas, alluring passion flowers, and many more inviting journeys through an infinite number of sacred geometrical
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.6.
  • Color Themes offer a wide range of styles of color for different moods. Color Themes can be randomized for surprising effects.
  • The new Speed control lets you select relaxing slow speeds through exciting high speeds, a significant factor in the overall feel of the animation.
Additional options:
  • Petals: the number of petals for the blossom patterns.
  • Mirror Petals: petals can be symmetrical or spiral shaped.
  • Frame Edge: outline the edges of petal segments for an added geometric effect.
  • Hue Banding: alternate hues in petal segments for a banded color pattern.
  • Stars: sprinkle stars about the Astral Blossom universe.
  • Randomize Settings: turn this on to have the above settings randomized periodically.
  • Randomize Interval (seconds): the interval between randomizations.
Version 2.3:
  • Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.6.
  • Color Themes offer a wide range of styles of color for different moods. Color Themes can be randomized for surprising effects.
  • The new Speed control lets you select relaxing slow speeds through exciting high speeds, a significant factor in the overall feel of the animation.
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Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Troo reviewed on 27 Jun 2006
It's not bad but there are many better screen savers out there. Also, $10 is waay too much for a thing that is usually on when I'm not even at my computer.
[Version 2.1]


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David Coffin reviewed on 22 Sep 2003
Jeez, tastes are NOT disputable, as is proven every day. But the previous reviewers who didn't appreciate this great saver remind me of that old phrase about pearls before swine...

So, what's a screen saver for anyway, these days? Well, for me, it's eye candy, pure and simple and what I want is something that's even slightly entertaining, and not actually repellant after a few days. OK, I'm a painter and digital artist, and I like kaleidoscopes, and I'm over 45, so maybe this is simply designed for me...but if you can relate, Astral Blossom is a total, 5-star knock-out! After nearly a year of enjoying it, I STILL find it a first-class productivity killer and inspiration device. Hats off to the developer for discovering one of the fundamental algorithms of visual joy...
[Version 1.3]


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Kurtschmeichel commented on 30 May 2003
Check out iX Screen Effects (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8954) 16 modules for free, and each one is better than this
[Version 1.3]


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Downloads:4,594
Version Downloads:84
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Shareware
Date:30 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Astral Blossom is a visually mesmerizing screen saver for Mac OS X available from Imaja, taking you on a journey through a lotus-like kaleidoscope. Beautiful color themes may now be selected by the user from tranquil earth tones to bright and vibrant visual elixirs. The drawing tempo, another new addition, lets you play with the effects allowing for an entire spectrum of inviting rhythms and modes.

Experiment with the petal count to create beautiful mandalas, alluring passion flowers, and many more inviting journeys through an infinite number of sacred geometrical patterns.

Astral Blossom is a great visual compliment to your music library, creating a shape-shifting trip through this transfixing tunnel of trance.


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