Animated Wallpaper Maker is an application that helps you create original backgrounds for your desktop. Usually, you feel more relaxed when looking to a favorite image that spreads over your computer workspace. Thus, setting your own photos as wallpapers makes the time spent at the computer more pleasant.
When first launching the app, a small window pops up and enables you to perform some of the following activities: opening an existing project or an already-made sample for further adjustments, or creating a new wallpaper from scratch. Either way, you can choose to be assisted by an implicit wizard that gives you clues on the sequence of steps to perform till the final result.
You don't need advanced computer knowledge to follow three simple steps, such as selecting a photo or any image you want as background, choose an effect, and add some animation. Honestly, I expected to find more than six wallpaper effects; but there are only three related to water, one for fire, a glass ball and a matrix code effect. Regarding the animation, the range is wider, but still not extensive enough as far as I'm concerned; here the effects are structured into moving objects, stationary elements, and animation brushes. Yet, I like that you have an ability to add a background sound which can be an audio file in MP3 format. The best part of this application is the slideshow mode. The slides are displayed the left panel; you can customize each of them separately in terms of animation and effects, and then set the timing for the fade in and fade out effects.
All in all, this is a good application that can turn your favorite digital photos into nice wallpapers. The interface is simple and easy to use, since you don't have too many and complicated options to apply.
- Easy-to-use interface
- Wallpaper slideshow mode
- Animation effects
- Can add a backgound sound
- Supports only JPEG, Bitmap, PNG, and TGA image formats
- Supports only MP3 audio format
- The program didn't function very well when testing; sometimes it froze