Thursday, July 12, 2012

Use Google photos screen saver without installing Picasa

Google photo screen saver used to be part of Google Pack. Then Google decided to move it under Picasa. That means, that if you want to use Google photo screen saver you have to install Picasa.

I use Adobe Light Room to edit my photos and I love it. I love Google's photo screen saver. It shows photos much more nicely then Microsoft's built-in photos screen saver and also ads more sources to get photos (like RSS feeds from the internet).

I wanted to install Google's photo screen saver without needing to install Picasa. I managed to do it easily by installing Picasa, grabbing it's screen saver file: GPhoto.scr and then uninstalling Picasa.

If you would like to use Google photo screen saver without needing to install Picasa, you can simply download it here, then place this file under Windows folder: c:\windows (or you own windows installation folder).

When going to screen savers selection on Windows (the location of this option depends on your Windows version, but can be easily found) you should see Google's photos screen saver on the screen savers list.

Enjoy it!