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Old 02-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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The Screensaver Thread

I searched in vain to find a thread which members shared their screesavers, but there was none. So let's see your screen savers, and if anybody has a request about a screensaver I can make them one or two.

Here are some I made today.


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Old 02-03-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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You could start by indicating which kindle this for. Second, it's my understanding that you have to hack or jail break your kindle to install a screen saver. Seems like I've read a certain release of the kindle software has stopped jailbreaks. That true?

I'd like to have my screen saver with my own photos. Can you document how you made yours so that I might do my own?

Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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These photos are 600x800, too small for the DX, but should work on other Kindles. I'm on 3.0.2, but the screensaver hack works on the 3.0.3 as far as I know.

I followed this guide to jailbreak my Kindle. http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind...nd_3.x_Kindles

proceed with caution though.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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With a lot of images, I'll insert the text "Ex Libris" + my name. A couple below are examples, minus my name.

Bentolman:



Crepax:



Emshwiller:



Manara:


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Old 02-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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awesome pics all!

could someone please walk me though the specifics of resizing ... i have made a couple of 600x800 images save in png... and smaller than 64kb... but no go
i have lightroom and tried that... no go... i tried photoshop .. no go... i tried faststone... no go... i must be doing something stupid or just missing something blaringly obvious, but i just can't get it to work... or... perhaps i need to re-install the ss hack?
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #6
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Where are you placing the screensavers. They must be placed in the appropriate folder created by the sshack. Then you have to actually RESTART your kindle.
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awesome pics all!

could someone please walk me though the specifics of resizing ... i have made a couple of 600x800 images save in png... and smaller than 64kb... but no go
i have lightroom and tried that... no go... i tried photoshop .. no go... i tried faststone... no go... i must be doing something stupid or just missing something blaringly obvious, but i just can't get it to work... or... perhaps i need to re-install the ss hack?
I do everything with MS Paint and sometimes Irfanview. If I bother converting to grayscale, I use Irfanview.

In MS Paint, I either use a blank 600 x 800 image and then paste into it, or open the image and change through Image>Attributes.

If the image is too large, you can shrink the % through Image>Stretch/Skew.

When the image is ready to go, just copy it over to F:\linkss\screensavers.

Here's the blank template, though if you get comfortable with resizing and manipulating attributes, it's not really necessary.
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very cool!

I've gotten so tired of the dead authors lately that I've been considering doing some. I've never gotten around to it though and I'm not very creative.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #9
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very cool!

I've gotten so tired of the dead authors lately that I've been considering doing some. I've never gotten around to it though and I'm not very creative.
I agree Emily Dickinson creeps me out I would love to put my schedule in agenda form as a screen saver as the unit supposedly doesn't suck down any juice whilst displaying an image it would be helpful.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:44 PM   #10
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@FF2 and Silas

Thanks for the suggestions! I think that I may have forgotten to do a full reboot after I put the images in... works now!! Much appreciated!
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First timer and very new, but already very hooked these are my first hand crafted screen savers.










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You could start by indicating which kindle this for. Second, it's my understanding that you have to hack or jail break your kindle to install a screen saver. Seems like I've read a certain release of the kindle software has stopped jailbreaks. That true?
Yes, it's true you have to hack your own Kindle to add screensavers. But for anyone that has a Sony it's just a matter of copying and pasting the images into the correct folder on the Sony internal storage card. I'm not sure if Nook users have to do anything extra to add images to their devices.

I like the idea of a screensaver thread. It's applicable to all the major e-ink devices.
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First timer and very new, but already very hooked these are my first hand crafted screen savers.
Very cool indeed!

As a warning to you, I may wind up co-opting the first two and using them for bordering. Sometimes if images are on the smaller side, they look best with some sort of textured edging instead of a plain white or black background. What you've posted might be just the thing to use.
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Very cool indeed!

As a warning to you, I may wind up co-opting the first two and using them for bordering. Sometimes if images are on the smaller side, they look best with some sort of textured edging instead of a plain white or black background. What you've posted might be just the thing to use.
Silas - can you post back with your results? Nice idea.
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Very cool indeed!

As a warning to you, I may wind up co-opting the first two and using them for bordering. Sometimes if images are on the smaller side, they look best with some sort of textured edging instead of a plain white or black background. What you've posted might be just the thing to use.
yup done that before when I needed a border, tried one on my new baby as is and when it popped up on random I loved it so much I created the series.

Not sure about Copy right on some of the others I have so will hold off posting them till Im sure they are legal.
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