I have tried to make a video for this quit a few times, with little success. So I thought I would write a how to post. The holidays are here and in most cases this means lots of friends and family over. I have always like the digital picture frames but could not afford them. So I got to thinking of a way to make one myself. Others have written similar ways, so I thought I would post how I made one. I hope you enjoy and please let me know if it was easy to follow or anything else you would like to say.
To start there are two different ways to do this. The first is the easiest but not the best in my opinion.
First way: Right click on your desktop and left click proprieties. This will bring up you display properties menu.
Select screen saver.
From the drop down menu select my picture slide show or picture slide show.
If you don’t have pictures selected. Go to settings. Find pictures under my documents or documents. Click on the picture folder you wish to display.
Click okay. Then you have a screen saver picture slide show.
The down side to this is that if some one moves or bumps your mouse, the screen saver goes away.
The Second and I find better way of doing this is as follows.
There is a freeware program called kmplayer. This freeware player, plays movies and many media formats.
You can down load it from http://filehippo.com/download_kmplayer/
After downloading and installing bring up your Windows Movie Maker. This is a tool that comes with windows. And can be found by going to start-all programs.
From here you can select in the side menu to import pictures.
Select the pictures you wish to use.
After they load simply click and drag them to the time line.
To add music follow the same steps.
Now that you have your pictures. Click save to my computer and give it a name.
Now you have the option of saving best for playback on my computer or other options. For our purposes we will use the best for playback on my computer.
After the movie is finished. You can save your project for future use or simply close the program.
So now we have out picture slide show. Next we will open the kmplayer.
Right click on the open file/s and select you movie.
Now that your movie is playing you can set it to full screen by selecting the box.
Now to make it a permanent part of the desktop you right-click again on the movie and select screen controls.
From there you select what is called desktop mode. Or by pressing shift and enter.
This allows the movie to be played on the desktop while you work. If you have desktop icons you could simply put them in a folder and restore them later.
To take it off desktop mode and close it, simply click the kmplayer icon in your taskbar by your clock.
Now you have a picture slide show, playing while friends and family are over for the holidays and it didn’t cost you a penny.