How to create screensavers with Screensaver Factory
Today , I will show you how to create a screensaver for Windows( 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7) for fun, for love, for friends or for money!
First of all, you need to download the trial of the software Screensaver Factory 6 from here http://www.blumentals.net/scrfactory/ .
The program is trial, but you can buy a license for 3 euro via sms payment. If you know how to use it and you make profit, it worths the money for the license.
After you install it, you run it as any program.
Ok. With Screensaver Factory 6 you can create flash, image, video, logo or blank screensavers.
To start a new project, you can choose the type of the screensaver or to make a new project. I pushed the New project button and I received a blank error. To start a the new project you need press no, to open a existing project you need to press yes.
Now, you’re able to add media(video, images and flash animations) to your screensaver using the Add button or Add Folder. To remove them, you press remove for the selected item or you press remove all for all items. You can choose the order of the items to display pressing the up or down arrows. You can see your item at fullscreen for inspection and also you can see the properties. Basically, this is the first step to create a screensaver.
After you added the media items, you need to go to the next step, the music tab. Here you add the sounds for your screensaver. The buttons are same as the media ones, but you have a sound preview after you added it and you don’t have the fullscreen and properties buttons. Here you also have the option to let users to have their own playlist or no.
The next step is the background of the screensaver. You can choose a image or a color. You have different options for both of them. For image you have the tile, center, fill, stretch, preview, set desktop as background, for color you can choose to colors that will combine, you can also choose to have or not the gradient fill, use random colors, fullscreen and so on.
The forth step contains the visual effects of the screensaver. You can choose from a list of animation. You can add clock, calendar, rss feed. Each of them has its own options.
The fifth step contains the attributes of your screensaver. Here you can write the title, the author, the copyright notices, author’s website, license agreements, different notes. You can put your own image preview and application ico and a readme text for your clients.
In the next step, you can choose your options such as general options, image effects image adjustments, sound, behavior, user interface and features.
The next steps are for your clients, if you want to sell the screensavers. The Promotion step can help you to promote your websites , service or brand. The Selling step helps you to sell the screensaver with serial keys limitations and so on. The Developer tab enables the screensaver updates for your clients.
The final step is the Creation of the screensaver. you can create a simple presentantion, or the screensaver or the installation kit for the screensaver, also the self-installation for cd.