BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer
Smart background fill color
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can fill the empty area of your desktop with a color matching the wallpaper. For example, in the image below, BioniX filled the top of the screen with solid blue to match the sky and the bottom with yellow to match the sand.
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can automatically fit wallpapers even if they have a different aspect ration than your monitor. Below you can see a wide (16:9) wallpaper on a 4:3 monitor.
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer automatically adds a fade effect to images that are too small to be stretched to fit your desktop and too big to be tiled.
Dual monitor support
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can auto detect dual monitor (multi monitor) configurations. You can set the wallpapers in miscellaneous ways:
The Panic button
Quick! Your mum is coming! Press the Panic button to replace the picture of that blonde girl you have on your desktop with something decent. Don't forget to pretend you're busy! Of course, you can customize the 'Panic' image.
Change wallpapers at specific hour of the day
With BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer you can the wallpaper at specific hour(s) of the day. The time is extracted from the wallpaper's name. For example BioniX can show a sunrise wallpaper at 8:12 AM and a sunset wallpaper at 8:30 PM.
Automatically download wallpapers from Flickr
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer uses the Flickr Mass Downloader (tool integrated in BioniX Wallpaper package) to view and download millions of wallpapers from Flickr website. It can filter out low resolution images, show results as high quality thumbnails, download all images at once, display downloaded images as desktop wallpapers and you don't need a Flickr account to do all this.
Rotate your wallpapers
BioniX will automatically rotate your wallpapers based on EXIF info. Digital cameras automatically add a special field (called EXIF) to photos. It contains miscellaneous information about the picture such camera orientation (portrait/landscape), GPS coordinates.
You can also manually rotate your wallpapers.
Lights and shadows
Poor wallpapers? The program allows you to enhance your wallpaper (color saturation, brightness, contrast).
Usually the artists are 'concentrating' the image on the left hand of your screen. Unfortunately, desktop icons are also cluttered on the right side of the screen, hiding the best parts of your image. Therefore, we also added a button to quickly flip the background wallpaper.
Hmmm... I wonder which wallpaper is that?
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can show the name of your current wallpaper right on your desktop. You can change the position of the text to the left/right side corner, or center.
Lock on folder
This absolutely unique function allows BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer to actively monitor the specified folder. The program will automatically update its playlist as you add (or delete) files to that folder. You can monitor folder for changes constantly or only at program start up.
Change wallpaper and die
At start up, BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can
Uncluttered your taskbar be moving the icon to system tray
You can instruct the program to show its icon in system tray instead of taskbar. An animated icon will be used when the countdown is on and a static icon when it is off. You can also see the countdown in the icon. The program can be minimized to system tray or closed to system tray. There is also a handy pop-up menu if you click the system tray icon.
Even your dog will understand how to use BioniX
Nobody likes to read the manual, therefore, the graphic interface are peppered with tooltips. Just hover your mouse cursor over ANY item on the interface and a tooltip will pop-up to explain what that control does and how to use it. It cannot be simpler than this. Right?
Always tuned on our frequencies
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can automatically check for updates once per day and let you know if an update was found. For those that haven't heard yet, the updates are free!
Master your BioniX with a single key stroke
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer supports system-wide shortcuts. These are combinations of keys that work everywhere even if BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer is not visible on screen. For example you can press "Control+Alt+N" to switch to the next wallpaper or "Control+Alt+I" to hide desktop icon or "Control+Alt+P" to go to Panic mode.
State of the art resamplers
Not just a wallpaper manger. Also a time manager!
You have an important meeting in 30 minutes and you are keeping an eye on your clock? BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can display a huge digital clock over your desktop. You won't miss your appointments anymore!
Additional tool integration
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer seamlessly integrates with "CategorizeThis!" and "Painless Image Resizer", two programs that will make your life easier and your desktop prettier.
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer allows you to define a preferred image editor and open any wallpaper in the editor so you can edit it.
Don't suck my battery!
BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer can be set NOT to change your wallpaper if CPU is busy (if you are playing a game, for example) or if your laptop is running on batteries. BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer displays info about your battery status and can announce you when the laptop switches from AC to batteries. You can also adjust BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer process priority.
Know it all
All operations performed by BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer are recorded in a log. Different levels of verbosity can be set.
The Playlist Editor
The playlist is plain and simply a jewelry. You can customize multiple aspects of your playlist editor, such as filtering, font, color, etc. It shows the name, path, resolution file size, category and the rate you gave to each wallpaper (you can rate each image with up to 5 stars).
Create new playlists with drag & drop
You can create an infinite number of new thematic playlists or edit existing playlists. Adding new wallpapers to your playlist is as simple as saying 'drag and drop'. You can even drag and drop folders. The program will get all images contained in that folder and its subfolders.
More smart algorithms
The playlist has a smart feature that allows you to cycle through the wallpapers in the playlist more evenly. This means that no image will be used more often than other.
Tidy up playlists
To delete unwanted wallpapers from your playlist just press the "Delete" key. Press "Control+Delete" to delete the images also from your computer. The program will show a confirmation dialog box before deleting anything. The files will be deleted to Recycle Bin.
No duplicates please
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer is smart enough to automatically detect and reject duplicate wallpapers when you add files to the playlist.
BioniX will accept only pretty wallpapers to your playlists!
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer has filters that allow you to reject images that are not suitable as wallpapers (tiny images). It can:
Also it can reject invalid (broken/corrupt) wallpapers or even delete these wallpapers from disk.
You can switch between playlists with a single click: double-click a playlist file in Windows Explorer and BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer will automatically load it.
The fun never stops
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer is not a fun-breaker. If invalid wallpapers (wallpapers that don't exist in your computer) are found, it will not bother you with an error message. The error will be noted in the Log but the program will continue to put attractive wallpapers on your desktop.
Thumbnails at your fingertips
You will not work blindly with your playlists. BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer shows a thumbnail for the currently selected image. The thumbnails are cached (and therefore they are really fast).
Tons of other features in the Playlist Editor
There are way too many features in the playlist editor to list them here. Here are only very few of them: Delete wallpaper from hard drive, Delete wallpaper from playlist, Delete inexistent wallpapers, Delete duplicate wallpapers, Delete already played wallpapers, Clear playlist, Reset 'Played' column, Show wallpaper full path, Show drive letters, Acquire image resolution, Show extensions, Sort wallpaper by path, Sort wallpaper by resolution, Sort wallpaper by rating, Randomize playlist, Reverse playlist, Open playlist location in Explorer, Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the current selected image, etc.
MRU - Most Recent Used
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer shows a list of recent user playlists in the main interface so the user can quickly set its last playlist to play if he wants.
Quick buttons toolbar
Quick buttons are shown in a toolbar below playlist. With a single click you can Clear Playlist, Delete selected files from playlist, Sort, Save and Open playlist.
BioniX can exclude wallpapers to playlist if their name contain a special given keyword (such as Private or Business or DoNotAdd).
Trick: You can put '.png' in your Ignore List to load all images except PNGs.
Show calendar over wallpaper
You can set BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer to show the calendar on your desktop and also set the calendar's transparency.
Support for WB1 files
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer provides support for WB1 file format from Webshots.
With BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer even low resolution/ tiny images can be used as wallpapers.
If an image needs to be tiled and its height is pretty big (over 50% of desktop's height) BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer will tile it only horizontally but not also vertically.
In other words, the image will look like a band over the entire length of the desktop with black stripes above and below.
Original image With Perfect tile Without Perfect tile
The never ending story
As you can see, this page is huge even we left out lots and lots and lots of features. Almost every single feature enumerated in this page is customizable and there are literally hundreds of other features in BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer!
As a conclusion, it’s pretty obvious that this software solution is one of the best in the whole market, and the freeware license makes it so much better.
Windows OS compatibility matrix
Operating systems supported by BioniX Background Changer
BioniX Background Changer works on 32/64 bit operating systems.
BioniX uses only few MB of RAM. Basically, its footprint is so small that your system will never notice it.
Everything its better when it is... freeware
BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer comes in three editions: Lite, Extreme and Ultimate. The Lite edition has some limitations but it's free.
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