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Old 01-02-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
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Source for Paperwhite screensavers?

Do you know of any good sites with screensavers suitable for the Paperwhite?

The screensaver hack seems pretty specific about screensaver dimensions (758x1024) rendering my old screensavers useless unless I'm willing to add a large border.

My google-fu brought up only old-ish Kindle screensavers sites that have 600x800 pictures. Does anyone know of a good source for PW specific screensavers/wallpapers?

Also, to sidetrack a little, what's a good file size for PW screensavers? I believe <100kb was the ideal file size for my K3 (which could accept JPGs) but I'm having trouble staying under 100kb for PNGs (which the PW requires) when converting my own images.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:27 AM   #2
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There are links to some on reddit.com/r/kindlescreensavers
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The screensaver hack seems pretty specific about screensaver dimensions (758x1024) rendering my old screensavers useless unless I'm willing to add a large border.
Only because it has to match the pixel dimensions of the screen.

Hint:
Have you ever heard the names of either of these applications:
Gimp
Photoshop

If not - ask Google.
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Thanks for the move HarryT although I did not want to post in the Dev Corner in the first place because this was not a tech-centric question.
Basically I just wanted to know, where are folks getting their screensavers and what's the average file size for a PW screensaver image. Not very technical at all.

Thanks jamadams for the reddit link. Looks good.

And yes, I'm aware of Gimp/Photoshop/resizing images. I guess the message is, make your own.
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Custom screensavers are very much a "dev" issue. A standard, non-hacked, Kindle does not use them. Hence the move to dev.
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I guess the message is, make your own.
That is why they are custom. As you mentioned that you already had some for an 600x800 screen, it only makes sense that you want to keep those (or why would you have them in first place if you did not want them) and make them compatible with the PW.
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Thanks HarryT for the clarification. Got it.

DuckieTigger, I actually read "custom" as "not the standard issued ones". I hated the dead author ones on the K3, so I replaced them with ones downloaded from sites like http://kindlewallpapers.tumblr.com/.

Point taken folks. I guess there isn't the equivalent of http://kindlewallpapers.tumblr.com/ for Paperwhite screensavers yet.

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