Bug 129798 - Allow to use AdvancedSlideshow as desktop screensaver
Summary: Allow to use AdvancedSlideshow as desktop screensaver
Alias: None
Product: digikam
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plugin-Generic-Presentation (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Ubuntu Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist with 300 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Digikam Developers
: 165665 172386 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-25 20:03 UTC by Peter
Modified: 2016-07-05 03:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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script to replace xscreensaver-getimage-file and work with digikam (2.41 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-01 13:32 UTC, Andreas Gölzer

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Description Peter 2006-06-25 20:03:51 UTC
Version:           0.8.2-rc1 (using KDE KDE 3.5.2)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

It would be a nice feature if the system screensaver could be a digikam slideshow.

In addition to the current slideshow settings available in digikam (e.g. delay time, order, transition effect) there would have to be a way of specifying the photo selection:
* a given album
* with given tag
* more advanced searches

For example, I might want the screen saver to show photos with the tag "flowers" in a random order with random transitions.

Or,  might want photos with tags "landscape" or "wildlife" with the "multi-circle out" transition.
Comment 1 soulflyb 2007-05-01 18:37:58 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 2 Kjetil Kjernsmo 2007-11-15 23:26:19 UTC
Heh, it would be massively cool to have a screensaver like this for the new FullHD LCD in my living room, to display our 5 star pictures... :-)
Comment 3 Becky Murray-Nicholls 2007-12-28 08:23:16 UTC
This would be great, especially if I was able to say "not this tag" - I have my photo collection as a slideshow screen saver but don't want every single one of them, so being able to select the few photos I don't want to show rather than having to select 99% of the collection would be great.
Comment 4 Andreas Gölzer 2008-06-01 13:32:51 UTC
Created attachment 25041 [details]
script to replace xscreensaver-getimage-file and work with digikam
Comment 5 Andreas Gölzer 2008-06-01 13:39:21 UTC
Comment on attachment 25041 [details]
script to replace xscreensaver-getimage-file and work with digikam

I wrote a little script to show those pictures not having certain tags in the
xscreensavers, for example xscreensaver-glslideshow.

Edit it to suit your needs, replace xscreensaver-getimage-file with it, and
tell xscreensavers where your photos are ( sth. like imageDirectory:
/home/goelzera/Documents/BilderimageDirectory: /home/goelzera/Documents/Bilder
in ~/.xscreensaver)
right now it's a bit dirty, but it works for me.
Comment 6 Dennis Jansen 2008-10-19 21:34:35 UTC
*** Bug 172386 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Dennis Jansen 2008-10-19 21:35:45 UTC
It would be even cooler if the advanced slideshow plugin could be used as screensaver... (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172386)
It has great effects and everything else already included.
Comment 8 Alex 2009-07-08 17:34:54 UTC
I have seen this on a Mac, there is a screensaver that uses image library as screensaver, it starts with an image then zooms out producing another image from library but it is made up from images from your library. Then it just continuasly picks new image and zooms out to it etc. You get the gist.

Its pretty impressive  :) would be nice to have that as an optional screensaver.

Screensaver called Mosaic Screensaver, 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59RxuDmNSbE - video someone made demoing it.
Comment 9 caulier.gilles 2015-05-18 10:52:03 UTC
*** Bug 165665 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***