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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by revdcs, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    Hi Guys (and Gals!),

    Carl has been doing a splendid job providing us with first class pictures for our desktops - thanks Carl. But what about screensavers? Anyone know of any good ones to download?

    I'll start the ball rolling with this link to the Nordhavn site and their choice of three...

    http://www.nordhavn.com/download_nordhavn/screensaver.php4

    Best wishes,

    David.
  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    I think you can use all of YachtForums desktop pictures in your screensaver?
  3. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    You are right Lars - but I was thinking more along the lines of 'ready to use' screensavers - it makes life easier for those who have busy lives. :)
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Or you buy a Mac with Iphoto installed. I can run all of my 12.000 pictures in a constant flow on the screen by tapping a button....:) and yes, with random music if I so wish. But that is a little too much for me...
  5. YachtForums

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    David,

    I was planning to intro the wallpapers along with the screensaver option a little later in the month, but it's not complete yet.

    So far, I've uploaded 250 different images, multiplied by three different sizes (plus the display image), for a total of over 1000 uploads. This has been quite an undertaking because most of the images had to be Photo-Shopped to become wallpaper friendly. This includes adding backgrounds or filler to meet minimum size requirements. It's a time intensive procedure, but I'm proud to say we have a collection of the most dynamic images in yachting.

    RE: Screensavers... there are several free screensaver programs available. I haven't spent any time researching 'em, but there's a ridiculously easy download from Google, called the Google Updater. This is what I use. It provides several screen viewing options, such as Pan & Zoom, Wipe, Fade and Collage. You can also select the number of seconds to display an image. If someone has something better, post it!

    No matter what program you use, you should select and save your favorite wallpapers to a file. Start by going to the front page of YF, click on the builders of your choice, then select the wallpapers that give you the biggest smile. Next, click on the size that fits your monitor to open the full size image. Then, right click over the image and save it to the file you set up earlier. This will be the target file for your screensaver software. From here, it is easy to add or delete images that will be displayed by the screensaver.

    And finally... the wallpaper project was suppose to go live in the summer of 2007 but I continued to postpone it because it was a HUGE project. Lots of coding, lots of P-Chop. So far, I have about 250-300 hours into this. Doing the math, that's about one hour for every wallpaper. Ouch! :eek:
  6. coismov

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    There is a screensaver available from the Sunseeker website. You have to click "downloads" at the bottom right corner of the site.
  7. Kevin

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    I usually go for the simplest to keep my computer as clean as possible with fewest extra applications running. That being said, Windows has a screen saver option of it's own called "My Pictures". All I need to do is save all the images I like into a Folder, set that Folder as the place for the program to get it's media and voila... all the yachts I want on my screen.
  8. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    Thanks Carl, Kevin and Lars - I have a couple of screensavers set up using some of my own pictures and can easily do the same with the images that Carl is posting. Thanks too for your advice - it's good to know what other screensaver 'engines' are available.

    It just occurs to me that manufacturer's wishing to sell their wares often go to considerable trouble and expense to create glossy screensavers to pass on to customers, sometimes using images that are not generally available.

    I didn't wish to take away from all of Carl's hard work (sorry Carl!) - I just wondered if members would know what else is avaiable out there, without having to spend hours searching the web.

    Best wishes,

    David.

    PS - Thanks Cosimov for the Sunseeker site!
  9. DON GREER

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    Yact Photo

    I am looking for a shot of the Horizon Legend 76, illustrated with a blue hull.

    Anything out there?

    Thanks, Don
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2008
  10. OutMyWindow

    OutMyWindow Senior Member

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    Not exactly wallpaper, but a photo nevertheless. Is this the one your thinking of buying?.

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  11. DON GREER

    DON GREER Member

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    Thanks for the shot...I was hoping to see this style of boat underway to get an idea of how she runs....

    Cheers..
  12. ZaNiaC

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    Wow! Nice boat! What is she?

    Steve
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  13. DON GREER

    DON GREER Member

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    President Yachts

    Actually the boat you are looking at is an older style. The new design is way better, more modern lines. Have a look at their web site. The one with the Canadian flag is the boat I have been working on....Cheers..
  14. Here is a picture of another President Legend, this one is a 63' and is in YachtForums classifieds currently.

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  15. Brian

    Brian Senior Member

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    The Memor Esto?
    Given the flag, is there a Canadian connection?
    A nice lineup of yachts.
    I like the little expedition.
  16. DON GREER

    DON GREER Member

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    I am Canadian, located in Vancouver and planning the 78 foot build. The drawings are done as is most of the specifications. I have to wait for 2010 to move funds....