Picture Screensaver




Simbolic Picture Screensaver is a Windows screensaver that will display random pictures from your photo collection. Features include:

  • Random or sequential picture display
  • Display current time
  • Display picture file name
  • Display date picture taken
  • Automatic picture rotation based on embedded EXIF orientation data
  • Lookup and display name of location where picture taken if embedded GPS data available
  • Interactive
    • Display next picture
    • Back and forward through displayed pictures
    • Up and down through sequential pictures
    • Toggle between random and sequential mode
    • Create shortcut to current picture on desktop
    • Create shortcut to map of current picture on desktop
  • Multiple screens
  • C# source code included
  • Setup project with automatic configuration





  • Microsoft Windows with Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Known Problems

  • None.


Version 2.1 (20 Jun 2010)

  • Added option to use Google Picasa (if installed) to display names of people in picture.
  • Changed show file name option to be available even if show date is selected.
  • Fixed crash when navigating pictures and end of pictures is reached.

Version 2.0 (30 May 2010)

  • Updated to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
  • Added option to use Google to lookup closest street address of pictures.

Version 1.8 (16 Mar 2010)

  • Added option to show adjacent pictures across multiple screens.

Version 1.7 (28 Sep 2008)

  • Desktop shortcut go Google Maps now includes marker on map.

Version 1.6 (19 Aug 2008)

  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 1.5 (28 Jul 2008)

  • If picture contains GPS data then lookup and display name of place where picture taken. Once place name is retrieved it is stored in ADS on NTFS so subsequent displays don't require web request.
  • Added option to ignore mouse movements and not stop screensaver.
  • Create shortcut to map of current picture on desktop.
  • Changed keys used for interactive functions.

Version 1.4 (21 Jul 2008)

  • Added option to show different pictures on multiscreen systems when in random mode.
  • Show date picture taken when controls are shown.
  • Show current time when controls are shown.
  • Show if in sequential or random mode when controls are shown.

Version 1.3 (30 Jun 2008)

  • Added option to show date picture taken.

Version 1.2 (20 Mar 2008)

  • Added full solution including setup project to source code.

Version 1.1 (15 Mar 2008)

  • Added random or sequential option.
  • Changed delay to slider control.
  • Added ability to display controls on screen.
  • Continue from last picture.

Version 1.0 (09 Mar 2008)

  • Initial release.