The latest version can be downloaded from: Download Random Photo Screensaver 4.5.11

The downloads below are available for historical purposes only. Please be aware they may contain known bugs!

New in version 3.4.13b download

16 September 2014

  • Final 3.4 release

New in version 3.4.12b download

12 March 2014

  • Fixed issue with rotation shortcuts on German keyboards.

New in version 3.4.12 download

23 January 2014

  • Added keyboard shortcuts 90 (]), 180 (+) and 270 (]) degree rotation with optional saving to file.
  • Option to set current picture(s) as desktop wallpaper (W key).
  • Removed 100 seconds upper limit for displaying photos
  • Bug fix in calendars.
  • Other smaller bug fixes.

New in version 3.4.11a download

18 April 2013

  • Updated uninstaller to remove program files left after un-installation.

New in version 3.4.11 download

6 October 2012

  • Now stripping trailing from folder name if there is no filename.

New in version 3.4.10 download

5 October 2012

  • More fine grained options to set what parts of filename are shown (General tab)
  • Use mouse to navigate photos (Advanced tab: "Use mouse to browse (left button: next; right button: previous)" default off), if you use this function it is recommended to set mouse sensitivity to "Ignore movement".
  • Watched folders now optional (Advanced tab: "Watch photo folder for changes" default off)

New in version 3.4.9 download

17 October 2011

  • Fixed long filename error.

New in version 3.4.8 download

5 October 2011

  • Fixed error messages when RAW conversion fails.

New in version 3.4.7 download

16 September 2011

  • Increased speed with which first image is displayed on slow hard disks

New in version 3.4.6 download

16 August 2011

  • Bug fix in pause/resume function

New in version 3.4.5 download

16 August 2011

  • Improved screensaver pause: now pauses and resumes mid animation
  • Screensaver is automatically paused when delete key pressed
  • Bug fix in delete function

New in version 3.4.4 download

15 August 2011

  • Delete files shortcut now shows feedback on screen + bug fix

New in version 3.4.3 download

12 August 2011

  • Delete files Shortcut to delete files from within the screensaver.

New in version 3.4.2 download

6 June 2011

  • Bug fix
    RPS3.3.exe Entry Point Not Found bug
    The procedure entry point ?begin@XmpData@Exiv2@@QAE?AV?$_Vector_iterator@VXmpdatum@Exiv2@@V?$allocator@VXmpdatum@Exiv2@@@std@@@std@@XZ could not be located in the dynamic link library exiv2.dll.

New in version 3.4.1 download

31 May 2011

  • Logging of installer
  • Feature to only exit screensaver when escape key is pressed and not on any other keys

New in version 3.4 download

19 May 2011

  • Display RAW files, including .bay .bmq .cr2 .crw .cs1 .dc2 .dcr .fff .k25 .kdc .mos .mrw .nef .orf .pef .raf .rdc .srf .x3f from Canon and other DSLR cameras supported by ufraw/dcraw.
  • Option to show same image on each monitor
  • Files are now sorted alphabetically rather than as they appear on the harddisk.
  • Folders are monitored for new files (Sponsored feature!!)

Version 3.3.14 download

27 April 2010

  • Fixed clock colour bug.
  • Fixed calendar display bug/help.

Version 3.3.13 download

22 April 2010

  • Added time formatting capabilities.

Version 3.3.12 download

12 March 2010

  • Fixed "Installation folder not found" bug in installer.

Version 3.3.11 download

11 March 2010

  • Fixed disappearing wallpaper in Windows Vista. All user data including wallpaper and metadata files are down stored in application data folder.

Version 3.3.10 download

10 March 2010

Version 3.3.9 download

16 September 2009

  • Added "Locate images in Windows Explorer" shortcut (E key). The shortcut brings up Windows Explorer with the picture(s) that are being displayed selected in explorer, much like the "open in explorer" or "show in explorer" menu options in many other applications. The configuration menu has an option in the Advanced tab "Close screensaver after locating image(s) in Windows Explorer" that lets you decide whether the screensaver continues after you use the shortcut.

Version 3.3.8 download not available

6 July 2009

  • Added copy function for multi monitor information, which can be used for debugging purposes - "Enabled debugging information" in Advanced configuration tab.

Version 3.3.7 download

1 June 2009

  • Fixed bug where screensaver is prevented from receiving keyboard input (Related to GDI+ window race condition KB943453).

Version 3.3.6 download

7 May 2009

  • Added quick shortcuts to the Windows Start menu to turn the screensaver on and off. These can be used for any screensaver on your computer.
  • Added option to hide common folder names from the full filenames - "Remove top level folder(s) from filenames" in General configuration tab.

Version 3.3.5 download

20 April 2009

  • Fixed bug in displaying a stretched panorama picture over multiple screens.

Version 3.3.4 download

27 March 2009
New in this version:

  • Updated address details as I've moved house.

Version 3.3.3 download not available

12 March 2009
New in this version:

  • Added option to exclude files using regular expressions.
  • Removed unhandled exception popup occurring on invalid image data.

Version 3.3.2 download

6 March 2009
New in this version:

  • Bug fix: Pentax metadata exception error corrected.

Version 3.3.1 download

28 February 2009
New in this version:

  • Fixed bug that caused screensaver launch failure.

Version 3.3 download

18 February 2009
New in this version:

  • Automatic image rotation depending on EXIF rotation settings.
  • Quick metadata feature showing customisable EXIF/IPTC/XMP entries. You can of course switch this feature off in the settings if you want to.
  • Show customisable quick EXIF/IPTC/XMP information.
  • Show fully detailed EXIF/IPTC/XMP settings. Against fully customisable, including layout and position.
  • Fixed multi monitor bug where desktop did not extended to negative coordinates.
  • Last but not least Random Photo Screensaver is now open source.

Version 3.2 download

22 December 2008
New in this version:

  • Option to move images from monitor to monitor in sequence.
  • Start / stop shortcut key (P) to control the slideshow.
  • One or more calendars can be displayed on the screen. The calendar can show the current, previous and coming months. Each calendar can easily be positioned and resized to your liking.

Version 3.1 download

10 November 2008
New in this version:

  • The possibility to specify multiple image folders.
  • If you don't want small images stretched, there is now an option to randomise their position on the screen, to provide more variations.
  • The folder information in the bottom corner (Number of files and folders found) can now be hidden.
  • Some of the advanced options are moved from the generic options screen, making it easier for first time users to get started, without limiting the options for advanced users.

Version 3.0 download

13 May 2008

Version 3.0.2

  • Fixed typos in donation texts

Version 3.0.1

28 April 2008

  • Fixed filename font size bug

Version 3.0

17 April 2008

  • Complete rewrite in Visual Studio C++ .Net
  • Support for Windows Vista.
  • Dual screen / multiple monitor support.
  • Animated transitions.
  • Separate wallpaper folder.
  • Sequential display of photos.
  • Increased graphic image type support (jpg, jpeg, bmp, png & gif.
  • Improved performance.

Older versions

10 July 2007
New in version 2.5:
  • Added additional shortcut keys for users (e.g. on laptops) without a numpad.
  • Updated installer/uninstaller functionality.
28 September 2006
New in version 2.4:
  • Fixed several Index out of bounds bugs.
  • Fixed several JPEG errors. Including "JPEG Error #42" and "jpeg error #53" which appeared when invalid jpeg files are found in the folder.
    Invalid files are ignored and the current image will be displayed until the next randomisation.
26 July 2006
New in version 2.3:
  • Fixed Index out of bounds (0) bug which appeared if there where no images available in the folder.
21 April 2006
New in version 2.2:
  • Now uses DirectX to avoid flickering of images and clock
  • Set font of clock and image filename
8 January 2006
New in version 2.1:
  • Option to disable stretching small images
  • Option to disable showing of filename in screensaver