Softpedia Editor's Review for Webshots Desktop
Photo management application
Written by Bogdan Popa on April 24th, 2012
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Desktop customization is always a fun activity, especially when it comes to wallpapers and screensavers. However, finding the content to suit your needs may be a bit tricky. For this purpose, though, you can check out one of the many dedicated applications.
Among them, there's Webshots Desktop, a software solution that was specifically designed to provide not only a powerful photo manager, but also a lot of goodies for your personal computer. All you'll need is an account for the Webshots service and this desktop client.
The main purpose of the utility is to let your Windows machine enjoy the beauties of Webshots, so besides the photo manager, you can also browse the online galleries, set new wallpapers, upload photos into your account and so on.
After the installation, some users may find the interface a bit complicated because there are quite a few buttons to push and menus to browse in order to discover all the features of this program.
Webshots Desktop is full of interesting functions and one that immediately caught our eye during our test was the wallpaper changer. It automatically takes photos from an online gallery and sets them as desktop backgrounds at a given period of time.
There is, nonetheless, an issue with Webshots Desktop, namely that it cannot select images by resolution, so some of them might be stretched or tiled to fit your desktop.
Besides the wallpaper management functions, you can have a calendar displayed onto the screen and its customization is extensive as well. This becomes obvious when accessing the 'Options' menu, which power users will be delighted with, thanks to the rich variety of settings it has to offer.
All in all, Webshots Desktop is a great tool for those who manage their photos online, but the downside is that some of its features are only available to subscribers. The variety of available customizations it brings is certainly not to be overlooked and it performs very well as a whole.
Webshots Desktop description
Here are some key features of "Webshots Desktop":
· Easily upload and share your personal photos online
· Download thousands of professional photos
· Create customized photo wallpaper and screensavers
· Full-screen slideshows
· Easy uploads from digital cameras to online albums
· Automatic notification of photos uploaded by friends and family
· Adobe AIR
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime