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  • One of the my Photos Screen Saver 1.3 working without activation things I liked about the XP 'my pictures slideshow' screensaver is that it gave you the option to display the file/path for the picture on display.

    That feature seems to have disappeared with the 'photos' screensaver option in Vista.  Is there any chance of getting the 'display file/path' option put into Vista?

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  • The Photos screen saver has a number of interesting new features compared to the photos screen saver that was available in XP (such as the ability to play videos and select photos/videos by tags or ratings) but it cannot display the path of the image.

    The "Photobase" screen saver sounds like a third party app, perhaps installed via the Photobase photo software. To the best of my knowledge, we never had any screensaver in a Vista build with the name Photobase.

    By the way: If you haven't experimented with Photo screen saver themes yet, try out Travel.

  • Proposing that as an answer was a mistake.
    But I have a work around for this problem.
    It doesn't fix the problem but it give you back the file names.
    You can use the ssmypics.scr from XP.
    It works exactly the same in Vista as it does in XP.

    • Marked as answer by Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:38 PM

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  • Yes, the photo slide show screen saver has returned in the 5552 build. It is listed as "PhotoBase Screen Saver. You can browse for the folder in the settings.

  • I've now upgraded to RC1 (5600) and the screensaver is just the same (ie. file/path for the photo is not displayed with the photo when the screensaver is running).  Can't find any reference to Photobase screen saver.

  • The Photos screen saver has a number of interesting new features compared to the photos screen saver that was available in XP (such as the ability to play videos and select photos/videos by tags or ratings) but it cannot display the path of the image.

    The "Photobase" screen saver sounds like a third party app, perhaps installed via the Photobase photo software. To the best of my knowledge, we never had any screensaver in a Vista build with the name Photobase.

    By the way: If you haven't experimented with Photo screen saver themes yet, try out Travel.

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    I would really like to have the path displayed in the screensaver as well, and am very disappointed that it does not do that.  The path is important because it helps describe the pictures that I show, such as when / where it was teken, etc.  Is there a plan to bring this back?  Also, what third party screensavers are you aware of which display the path, or at the least a file name?  Thanks.
  • This is a very weak response. The pathname feature is extremely useful, particularly for anyone with 1000's of photos, and needs to be re-intstated!

     

  • yes this feature was very useful in XP

    now I have the same problem with over 16000 photos

     

    also you can not stetch the photos to full screen

     

  • I agree with Rob-3.  I have about 8,000 images with descriptive information in the file name  which i want to be able to see along with the image.  i also used the stretch photo option.

    Has anyone found a replacement screensaver?

    • Proposed as answer by Monday, November 23, 2009 6:06 AM
  • Proposing that as an answer was a mistake.
    But I have a work around for this problem.
    It doesn't fix the problem but it give you back the file names.
    You can use the ssmypics.scr from XP.
    It works exactly the same in Vista as it does in XP.

    • Marked as answer by Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:38 PM
  • I do believe that Windows Vista still has the Picture slideshow option. You right click, personalize, screen saver! Under screen saver find Slideshow photos, or idk. Cause I'm using Windows Live Photo slideshow. Then right next to it there is a settings option. Click it and it will give you options. For photo slideshows, you can set it to find the folder that you want to show in idle/screensaver.

  • I am using Windows 7 and cannot find slideshow or ssmypics.  I really miss being able to see the path so I know where the picture was taken - it's frustrating not having it as an option.

  • My father's computer has Vista (I HATE this OS).  The Photos screensaver ALWAYS locks up after a few minutes, without fail.  ALWAYS.

    Is there another similar screensaver available?  I never have this problem with XP, or 7.

  • Bill - thanks for your help.  I have copied ssmypics.scr to my Vista and my new W7 PC and it works!!

    Now if only Microsoft could have told me that when I asked more than 3 years ago.

    • Proposed as answer by Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:10 PM
  • Long thread, but I wanted to verify that copying ssmypics.scr to my Windows7 box from my XP laptop did in fact solve this problem. "My Picture Slideshow" appeared in my screen saver dropdown and i was able to configure it to stop stretching my pics and also show the path+filename. Thanks!!

  • Chenthorn

    Pleased to hear you solved this problem. I have a ssmypics.scr from my XP box but I am unsure which folder in Win 7 to copy it to. Can you or anyone else help me? Many thanks in advance.

  • Just copy it in windows/system32. Works!


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