[ubuntu-uk] 3D OpenGL screensaver (or running Picassa screensaver on Gnome)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Feb 25 17:22:50 GMT 2009

On 25/02/2009 17:09, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 February 2009 16:58:24 Rob Beard wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> A client of mine (a radio station) has got a PC attached to a plasma TV
>> which goes through a collection of pictures of events that they have
>> been to.  At the moment they are using the basic pictures screensaver
>> which just works apart from the fact it doesn't have any fancy effects.
>> Now the programme controller is really into anything and everything
>> Google (Chrome, Picassa, etc) and he's asked if it's possible to setup
>> some fancy transitions between the pictures (the Google Screensaver
>> zooms in and fades nicely between the pictures).  I just wondered if
>> anyone know if there was anything for Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) that did the
>> same?
> Not really a screensaver, but DigiKam has an advanced slideshow tool which
> allows all sorts of OpenGL transitions between photos and can be set to loop
> and shuffle photos.
Ahh that might do the job.  I just need something that is A) dead easy 
to use and B) can ideally start without any user intervention (so 
probably by a script which runs when the machine auto logs in).


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