Designed for the Yahoo! Widget Engine, Picture Frame is a lightweight widget which allows you to view slideshow of images directly on your desktop. It's easy to install and configure.
The interface of the tool is based on a small frame where you can select the source of the images, between Flickr, Yahoo! Photos and your computer.
By opening the right-click menu, you can access the 'Widget Preferences' area, in order to configure some settings.
So, you can select the source of the pictures, sort them in a consecutive or random order, as well as establish the image folder. Plus, you can make Picture Frame look into enclosed folders.
When it comes to the main frame, you can establish the maximum size for the photographs, set the app to resize from the closest corner, top left or right, bottom left or right, as well as choose the UI appearance between 'Black Lacquer', 'Light Wood', 'Dark Wood', 'Simple Shadow', 'Inset' and none.
Thanks to the default settings provided by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, you may set Picture Frame to stay on top or below all the other windows, to ignore mouse events and to prevent dragging, as well as move its frame to any spot on the screen and adjust its opacity level between 20% and 100%.
The small widget is not a concern for the computer's resources, as it runs on a low amount of CPU and system memory. It is very responsive to commands and didn't freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs during our testing. Unfortunately, since the Yahoo! Widget Engine project has been discontinued, no further updates will be made to the app.