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Decorate your desktop with a rotating selection of your personal photos

Decorate your desktop with a rotating selection of your personal photos
John's Background Switcher

It's easy to customize your PC or Mac's desktop, and most of us have. Whether it's a picture of you and your sweetie, an inspirational quote or a favorite work of art, you've likely played around with changing your desktop's "wallpaper."

It is, however, a small chore to switch your wallpaper. Choosing the photo, getting into your system's settings, etc., can all be more time-consuming than we'd like. So why not a program that does that for you? Better yet, how about a completely customizable program that pulls photos from a number of sources and changes the desktop at a rate that you set?

That's exactly what a Scotsman named John Conners thought. So back in 2004, the software developer and blogger wrote a program that would change the wallpaper at a preset interval. "I'm no good with names so I called it John's Background Switcher," he explains on his blog.

The Background Switcher got much better over time, and now it can pull photos from your local drive, Flickr, Instagram, Facebook and more. And you choose the format: a single photo at a time, a collage, postcards, etc.

John's Background Switcher is free for Windows, but $7.99 for Macs (you can read John's explanation of the price difference by clicking here). The blue buttons below will take you to the download page where you can get started with this cool desktop accessory.

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