Choosing a background image for your desktop is one of the quickest and easiest ways to customize the look of your computer. However, once you have chosen the image you would like to use as your wallpaper, it is likely that you will tire of it over time and have to change it. While changing your wallpaper from time to time is not exactly taxing, you can make your desktop somewhat more interesting by using Desktop Background Tuner.
This free program enables you to choose a number of images that will be automatically displayed on your desktop on a cycle – essentially transforming your background into a slideshow. If you have a series of favorite images and you’re finding it difficult to choose which of them you would like to use as your background, this is the perfect solution. You can select a number of images, or a folder full or image and they will be cycled as your background.
Images can be grouped together in a number of ways so you can create themes by displayed images based on the date they were create or their file extension. Background rotation is feature that is built into Windows 7 and 8, but Desktop Background Tuner unlocks a number of hidden options that would normally only be accessibly by editing the registry.
The ability to add new folders to the image selection is handy, as is the grouping option. To make things look a little more interesting, you may have opted to have a transition effects between image changes, and you can now change the speed and duration of the transition. These may seem like minor changes, but if you like to have a different background, the new options are very helpful.
An interesting, if limited, selection of tweaks that enable you to personalize your desktop.