Main window of Wallpaper Panorama Scroller is simple, everyone can use it easily. It consist of three buttons and current panorama info:
Panoramas (and colours) settings:
Speed and parogram settings:
If WallPanorama is running and you change any setting here - WallPanorama will stop and run again automatically, when you close this window by OK button.
Panoramas list window contains list of panoramas and pictures settings.
You can manage panoramas collection using three buttons at top of list:
Open window to setup new panorama.
Open window for editing of selected panorama.
Delete selected panorama.
Computer screen consists of pixels. If rotation speed is low, each step, moving will be looked as twitched.
To reduce twitching, use Smooth Rotation Level.
When you use Smooth Level greater than zero, WallPanorama calculate intermediate images, which are drawn one by one, and you see smooth drawing.
But remember, higher level of Smoothing need more computer memory!
It's a special feature, which allows you to change colour palette of image.
This feature can be used for pictures which are not panoramas.
When this option is on(green tick), image will doubled by mirrow image. So, you will not see exact edge of picture - it will be continued by reflected image.
This feature uses double size of memory than simple image.
Fit image to height.
When this option is on(green tick), image will fitted to height, proportionally.
Wnen real height of image is larger the height of screen, Fit to Height will reduce memoty using.
When this option is off, you can move image vertically by Verctical picute aligh tool.
Press this button to select image file.
If WallPanorama is running and you change any setting here - you will need stop and run WallPanorama again to apply changes.
On left side of this window predefined colours correction schemas are placed. And one "Custom" settings are placed of right side.
When you select "Custom" you can set own Red, Green, Blue, Contrast and Brightness.
You can see some exaples of colours correction here.
Any changes of these settings will be applied immediately. But if you close this window by "close" [X] button, all settings will be restored to its old state (except "Use skin").
Top part of window contains Speed settings.
First is rotating (or moving) Speed.
When Speed is greater than zero, "Sight of observer" is moving to right (panorama is moving to left)
When Speed is less than zero, "Sight of observer" is moving to left (panorama is moving to right)
Advanced speed settings.
Open Advanced Speed settings window
Last is Vertical picture align, when picture height is greater than height of screen, you can move picture up or down by this tool.
Bottom part consists of Program settings:
"Run on start" means that WallPanorama will begin drawing (last used) panorama itself, just when it will be started.
"Start with windows" means, than WallPanorama will be started when Windows is started.
"Minimize program on start" means, that main WallPanorama window will be minimized, when WallPanorama is started.
"Minimize program to tray" means, that when you minimize WallPanorama main window, it will be removed from taskbar and placed as icon to tray bar, near by system clock.
"Hide icon in tray, when mouse is away" mean, that when you minimize WallPanorama main window to tray (by using previous setting) it will wait for 1 second and then hide itself. But if you move mouse to tray bar, icon will be shown again. To hide it, move mouse pointer away of tray bar.
Any changes of these settings will be applied immediately. But if you close this window by "close" [X] button, all settings will be restored to its old state.
"Speed type". "Turns per hour" - speed in turns, or how many time whole panorama will be rotaded per hour. "Screen in hour" - how many screens (part of picture fitted in screen) will be moved over desktop per hour.
"Variable speed" - Special feature allows you to set variable value of speed. See below.
Speed dispersion limit.
Speed changing timeout.
For example, look at the picture. Rotating speed is 7.
Speed dispersion limit is 15. It meams, that speed can be changed between 7-15 and 7+15 values. Or -8..22 (turns per hour)
Acceleration is 6. It means, that every change of speed will be less or equial to 6. Or 0, 1, ... 5, 6. And, of course, speed can be less than -8, of greater than 22.
Speed changing timeout is 5(sec). It means, that every 5 seconds WallPanorama will try to change Speed by Acceleration and constrains by Speed Limits.