Saturday, December 16, 2006

CroftSoft Slideshow

CroftSoft Slideshow presents a slideshow of your pictures. It is a conversion of the CroftSoft Savor Pix screensaver to an applet and a desktop application. It requires Java 6. Take a peek at the source code.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Java 6

Java 6 was released today. You can download it here.

In the past I would always switch to the latest release of Java as soon as it was out of beta. For Java 5, however, I waited a year or so until there was also a Java 5 implementation for the Mac since we did not want to exclude any of our users. I think that proved to be a mistake for a number of reasons. This time I am upgrading immediately.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Slideshow Screensaver

I created a slideshow screensaver for Windows, CroftSoft Savor Pix. It displays the images in your "My Pictures" directory and subdirectories in random order. You can configure the slideshow speed and turn on a display of the filename path. Pressing the spacebar skips to the next image.

I know that there are screensavers that come installed with Windows that already do this sort of thing but I wanted to create one that I could customize. Here is the source code.