Creating a desktop screensaver

You can create a desktop screensaver using your own images. You can set the screensaver options to adjust how long each image is displayed, set the background color, apply transition effects, and add header or footer text.

To create a screensaver:

  1. In Manage mode, in the File List pane, select a group of images, and then click Tools | Configure Screensaver.
  2. In the ACDSee Screensaver dialog box, click Add to browse for more images to add to your screensaver, or select images you do not want to include and click Remove.
  3. Click Configure, specify the options as described below, and then click OK.
  4. To automatically use the screensaver on your desktop, select the Set as default screensaver check box.
  5. When you are satisfied with your choices, click OK.

To activate the screensaver on your computer:

Select the Screen Saver tab in your Windows Display Properties dialog box, and then select ACDSee Screensaver from the drop-down list.

ACDSee Screensaver options


Select transitions

Displays a list of transitions for you to select and plays each transition, variation, or effect in the Preview as you select it.

  • Select all: Selects all the transitions and displays them randomly.
  • Clear all: Clears any selected transitions.

ACDSee Photo Manager Note Creating a desktop screensaver These transitions do not work with the 2-up, 4-up and Collage variations.


Click the drop-down list to select from the following:

  • None: Uses no variations
  • Pan and Zoom: Zooms in and pans across each slide during the time it is displayed.
  • 2-up: Displays two images at a time.
  • 4-up: Displays four images at a time.
  • Collage: Displays images as a collage where images overlap each other.


Click the drop-down list to select from the following:

  • None: Uses no effects.
  • Black & white: Displays all images in grayscale.
  • Sepia: Displays all images in sepia.
  • Vivid: Increases the saturation of the images to make colors brighter.
  • Soft: Blurs images slightly for a softening effect.

Background color

Specifies the background color. Click the color picker to select or change the color. Click Other to set a custom color in the Color dialog.

Slide duration (sec)

Specifies how long you want the screensaver to display each image.


General settings

Select or clear the following options:

  • Play embedded audio: Plays any audio clips embedded in the images.
  • Stretch images to fit screen: Enlarges small images to fill the entire screen.

Slide order

Select one of the following options to specify the order to display your images:

  • Forward
  • Shuffle


Display header text

Displays a text caption at the top of each image. Set the options to specify the text you want to display.

Display footer text

Displays a text caption at the bottom of each image. Set the options to specify the text you want to display.

Screensaver text options


Specifies the alignment of the text captions.

Background color

Specifies a background color for the caption text.


Specifies the text to display as a caption.


Opens the Font dialog box where you can select or change the font options for your text.

Insert Metadata Tag

Inserts file-specific information called metadata into the caption.

Click to open the Choose Properties dialog box and select the metadata you want to insert.

See also:

Creating a desktop screensaver