Make Other People's Pictures Your Screen Saver with iPhoto

Make Other People's Pictures Your Screen Saver with iPhoto

Taryn Williford
Nov 30, 2010

You down with O.P.P.? You know, other people's pictures? We're pretty sure that's what Treach was talking about in that song. If you've found an inspiring set of pictures on Flickr (or another photo blogging site like Tumblr or Fotolog), it's easy to turn them into an ever-updating photo screen saver.

We love photo screen savers. But since we see all our friends' mugs enough at our weekly trivia night, we're really not interested in staring at their faces all day. Plus, that whole "pictures of people I know"-screen-saver thing is so college, right?

Instead, get down with other people's pictures and create a screen saver photo slide show from your favorite photo blog.

You don't have to pick one single photgrapher, either. Check out Flickr's public photo groups for a photo pool that you love (We're using the Tilt-Shift Miniature Fakes group). Then, using the link at the bottom of the group pool page for it's RSS feed, easily create a screen saver slideshow in iPhoto—without a single "click-and-save" required.

The process is super easy: Check out Apple-centric blog Macgasm's screenshot-equipped guide to getting at all done in iPhoto.

Then, each time you open iPhoto, the photo feed will update your screen saver with all the latest shots!

(Image: Flickr user Quattro Vageena under license from Creative Commons.)


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