If you're familiar with Windows XP's My Pictures Slideshow screen saver to display photos of loved ones, here's a twist that you might find interesting — you can use a photo for the texture in the 3D Flying Objects screen saver. Here's how:
- Locate the photo you want to use in this screen saver, load it into a graphics program, and save it as a BMP file. (BMP is the only file type the 3D Flying Objects screen saver will allow you to select.)
- Right-click on the desktop, select Properties, select the Screen Saver tab, and select 3D Flying Objects from the Screen Saver drop-down list.
- Click the Settings button and select Textured Flag from the Style drop-down list.
- Click the Texture button and use the Choose Texture File dialog box to locate and select your photo.
- Crank up Resolution and Size sliders to the Max setting and click OK to close the 3D Flying Objects Setting dialog box.
- Click the Preview button to test your new screen saver, then click OK to enable it.
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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.