Thursday, September 4, 2014

2nd Screen Saver App

2nd Screen Saver
 is a photo gallery carousel "screen saver" like app that you control. You run it when you want. It’s meant to be used on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th monitors like a screen saver to show off your pictures and prevent LCD image ghosting. You can run multiple instances at same time! 2nd Screen Saver works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 10 Creators Update and server equivalents.

Pressing F11 key, maximizes the picture to show no controls to get the full screen saver like effect.

This app is very easy to use, simply drag and drop a folder containing images into the load bar (light green area). A status will indicate the number of images found, load time and memory used by the app.

Images will begin to pan and zoom. Play videos below to see effect.
Flash Bomb effect, warning images will appear rapidly. Interval 0 seconds.

Interleaving speed set at normal speed. Interval 10 seconds.

music is part of Youtube background soundtrack feature
2nd Screen Saver Features


  1. Press F11 key to maximize and hide all controls. Toggle to show.
  2. Drag and drop any folder with pictures into load bar.
  3. Load bar shows number of pics, memory and time to load folder.
  4. Set wait time interval for changing pictures. Default is 10 seconds.
  5. Pictures supported – .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif


  • Boss key – Press ESC key to quit app instantly.
  • 0 interval – Flash bomb of all your pictures at once.
  • indicates what version (32 or 64-bit) of Windows you are running

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Unzip to Desktop and double-click on
ScreenSaver2nd.exe  to run.

ScreenSaver2nd.exe is 32-bit software  has been tested on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 with Intel CPUs only – sorry no AMD support. Preferred computers that contain 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 processors and requires .NET 4.0 full framework, get free here.

Size of Folders containing Images - Limits

Note: All images in are loaded into memory (for speed), so you are bound by the memory of your machine and other apps running. So if this app crashes (there is no harm done if it does), it just loaded too many images from that directory.

Work-around:  Try closing your other applications first. If that is not an option,
create a new directory and copy images into that directory and remove an image one-by-one until it works for you computer and situation.

Images nowadays can be extremely large given the advent of 14 Mega-pixel cameras, produce a image of size 14 Mb on disk. Therefore, 1 Gig of memory will hold roughly 73 pictures of 14 Mb each. 2 Gigs holds approx. 146 pictures. 4 Gigs 
holds approx. 292 pictures. 8 Gigs holds approx. 584 pictures. 16 Gigs holds approx. 1,168 large pictures.


2nd Screen Saver License Agreement.

Technical Specs

Built using Visual Studio 2010 .NET 4.0 WPF Application using Parallel LINQ (PLINQ) and asychronous Task Parallel Library (TPL)

Feature Requests

  1. Adding a sound track from you music library. Ask me to build it, but this will be a little more for the app then.