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Picture (slideshow) screen saver in 10.3.2

Message #1 - Posted 2004/01/27 - Wes Groleau

Son has collection of .jpg images.

Wants to use them for screen saver and desktop background.

Can select directory that contains them in pref. pane desktop tab, and it works. Go to screen saver, and select "choose folder," and navigate to/select it. Message "selected folder contains no pictures." Move all picture files to /Users/<short name>/Pictures and select that. Same message. Examine screensaver pref plist, and the
path to the folder is correct. But message still says contains no pictures.

(Finder preview column in column view shows the images.)

Worked in 10.1.5 .....

Message #2 - Posted 2004/01/28 - Tim McNamara

Wes Groleau <groleau+news@freeshell.org> writes:

Son has collection of .jpg images.

Wants to use them for screen saver and desktop background.

Can select directory that contains them in pref. pane desktop tab, and it works. Go to screen saver, and select "choose folder," and navigate to/select it. Message "selected folder contains no pictures."

Same problem here, it seems as though the silly thing can't recognize any graphics files. This wasn't fixed by the most recent update. Since there haven't been widespread complaints, I'm guessing there may be some system-specific issues. Mine is an iMac Rev B, 10.3.2. Yours?

Message #3 - Posted 2004/01/28 - adam drew

Wes Groleau wrote:

Son has collection of .jpg images.

Wants to use them for screen saver and desktop background.

Can select directory that contains them in pref. pane desktop tab, and it works. Go to screen saver, and select "choose folder," and navigate to/select it. Message "selected folder contains no pictures." Move all picture files to /Users/<short name>/Pictures and select that. Same message. Examine screensaver pref plist, and the
path to the folder is correct. But message still says contains no pictures.

(Finder preview column in column view shows the images.)

Worked in 10.1.5 .....

How many pictures do you have? I seem to have issues when selecting a folder with a whole crap ton of images in it.

Also, it won't work if I choose a high-level directory...for example...

"Digicam Pix" won't work, but "Digicam Pix -> Christmas Pix -> Mexico 2003" WILL.

HTH,
Adam

Message #4 - Posted 2004/01/28 - Wes Groleau

Tim McNamara wrote:

Same problem here, it seems as though the silly thing can't recognize any graphics files. This wasn't fixed by the most recent update. Since there haven't been widespread complaints, I'm guessing there may be some system-specific issues. Mine is an iMac Rev B, 10.3.2. Yours?

I never did figure out the A/B/C/D business. I have a slot-loader, no firewire, with:
Machine Model: iMac
CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (83.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 350 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 256 MB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.19f1

But not recognizing a JPEG-formatted file must be a software issue, not hardware. Also it worked fine in 10.1.5 (in fact a lot of things that worked in 10.1.5 are broken in 10.3.2--fortunately most of them rather minor).

Message #5 - Posted 2004/01/28 - Wes Groleau

adam drew wrote:

How many pictures do you have? I seem to have issues when selecting a folder with a whole crap ton of images in it.

The same directory works OK for desktop background.
Just fails for screensaver. Not very many pictures
in it, maybe about twenty at the moment. But this
boy seems determined to fill up his 500 MB quota
as fast as he can. :-)

Also, it won't work if I choose a high-level directory...for example...

"Digicam Pix" won't work, but "Digicam Pix -> Christmas Pix -> Mexico 2003" WILL.

No, we selected a single bottom-level directory.
IIRC, 10.1.5 was able to handle multiple directories
inside a single parent. However, one bug I noticed
with 10.1.5 screensaver slide show is that it always selected the first N image files in the alphabetic
listing. N was somewhere around ten, IIRC. No other pictures ever showed on the screen.

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