Picture Switcher 2.0.3

Menu item to change your desktop picture
Picture Switcher - From this menu you can select the picture to set as desktop background and set it's placement and more.
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Picture Switcher is a background application that will place a menu on the right side of your menu bar.

This menu will allow you to switch the Desktop picture, and change the various options of how it's displayed.

Picture Switcher has most of the options of the Desktop preference Pane, and does not need the Finder to be running to work.

Main features:

  • Easy access to your pictures:
  • Picture Switcher gives you fast and easy access to your pictures via its picture menu and picture viewer.
  • Core Image:
  • Picture Switcher leverages Core Image to allow you to create stunning effects on your pictures, as well as giving you different options on transitions from one picture to another.
  • New placement:
  • Picture Switcher adds a new placement, “Scale to Fill Screen”, which scales your picture proportionally to fit the screen.
  • New triggers for automatic changes:
  • Picture Switcher adds three new triggers for automatically changing pictures:
  • When an application launches
  • When an application quits
  • When an application launches or quits
  • Additionally, Picture Switcher allows you to choose a custom time for when the picture changes, anwhere from 5 seconds to 4 weeks.
  • Settable keyboard shortcuts:
  • Picture Switcher allows you to choose keyboard shortcuts for its options, which can be set to work from Picture Switcher or globally. Among these options is one that will allow you to change the picture with a simple key press.
  • Applescript:
  • Picture Switcher has full Applescript support for changing the picture, as well as the settings for the picture. If you have multiple monitors, you can even specify which screen to change the settings for.

last updated on:
June 18th, 2010, 0:47 GMT
file size:
2.6 MB
license type:
developed by:
Night Productions
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
binary format:
Universal Binary
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Picture Switcher - The general preferences can be adjusted from this window.Picture Switcher - From this window you can set the keyboard shortcuts.
What's New in This Release:
  • New Features:
  • Added a new preference setting, "Display Images in Sub Folders" which will display all images, including those in sub folders, from the top-level folder in the picture menu from which the current image is selected.
  • Added a new preference setting, "Always Tile Small Images" which will tile images that are smaller than half the screen's width and half the screen's height.
  • Added in the ability to create your own collections of images, rather than needing to have the images set out the way you want them in some sort of folder heirarchy. See the Picture Folders panel for creating / editing collections.
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