LrSaver Builds Lightroom-based Screen Saver Slide Shows|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, November 30, 2009 - 20:02 EST)
Taps into Lightroom's catalog and image cache to run a screen saver
Nir Dremer has announced the release of LrSaver, a screen saver application that uses Lightroom to select images to display.
Selections "can be simply a specific rating and above, or based on Smart Collections with the flexibility to create a slide show from practically any metadata available," Dremer said.
Highlights of the application include:
• A simple dialog box contains options to set the interval at which images are displayed, stretch low resolution images to full screen, select images (all, rated 1-5 stars, or a Lr collection), and which Lightroom catalog to use.
• Using Smart Collections in Lightroom, you can select images based on keywords, Exif metadata or other criteria for the application to use in the slide show.
• The full-resolution image file isn't required, just the Lightroom catalog and image cache. But you will want to set the image cache resolution to match your monitor's resolution.
• Support for multiple monitors
• Compatibility with Lightroom 2.x
• The company claims LrSaver is "100 percent clean" with no adware or spyware. It does require an Internet connection to register.
AVAILABILITY & PRICE
LrSaver is available for an introductory price of $9.99 directly from the Web site. A 14-day Windows demo is available for download today.
A Mac OS X version will be available in a few weeks, Dremer added. You can enter your email address on the download page to be notified when the Mac version is released.