Windows 8 Screen Saver App To Turn Windows 8 Into Digital Photo Frame

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My Memories Interactive Slideshow, is a free Windows 8 screen saver app, that creates a slideshow of images stored locally in your Windows 8 devices. It automatically creates collages of the photos first, and then plays their slideshow.

And, if you wish you can also alter the positions of the photos in the collage, change the time between the transitions, and then play there slideshow. The app also lets you control the playback of the slides, and share the currently displayed collage or share a single photo of the collage, directly from with in the app using the Windows 8 share charm. There’s no limit to the photos that you can add in the app for slideshow, so you can go crazy and add-play slideshow that fits your taste and choices.

My Memories - digital photo frame

This is a utility app that converts your Windows 8 devices into a really good digital photo frame, where you can play slideshow of old photos and refresh your memories. The only thing that you need to do is keep the app opened, so that it stays on the screen, all the time.

Build slide show and play them in your Windows 8 deceives using this Windows 8 screen saver app:

There’s no doubt that app is certainly a good and handy Windows 8 screen saver app. And the app is most usable in the Windows 8 touch devices like Windows RT and Windows Phone. Because you can carry them anywhere, and turn them to a digital photo frame anytime. The app does creates really good collages and plays tham as slideshow. And, if you didn’t  like the current layout of the photos in the collage, than the app gives you the freedom to rearrange them. That’s a pretty cool feature, because there are similar Windows 8 apps in Windows Store, that don’t give you any option to change the layout. This app doesn’t restricts you and gives you all the freedom to personalize photo slideshow, a little more according to your choices.

My Memories - adding directories

By default the app shows all the photos of the local Pictures Directory of your Windows 8 devices. But you can add more folders. All you need to do is open Windows 8 Settings Charm in the app, and click on Directories To Use option. Then you’ll get a screen where you can add the directories that you want to include in the app and also the directories that you don’t want in the app. Good thing is the app is integrated with SkyDrive, so you can import the photos from SkyDrive directly. Once you have all the requisite directories included in the list, then click on Back button. The app will take a while to update, and once it gets updated, it shows a toast notification on the screen, and starts playing the slideshow.

My Memories - options

While watching the slideshow, simply right-click on the screen. This bring up a flyout at the bottom giving the playback controls, buttons for saving and sharing the photos. And to control the slide time simply open the setting again, and choose the General Settings option. Under that, is an option “ Time between switching layouts: ”, simply click on the + button to add more time and button to reduce the time. You can also simply type the desired time.

My Memories - changing transition time

Key features of this Windows 8 screen saver app:

  • Freely available.
  • Create cool collages of photos and play slideshow.
  • Share photos from the slide show directly using Windows 8 Share Charm.
  • Integrated with SkyDrive.
  • Change the slideshow transition time using Windows 8 Settings Charm.

Following is a screenshot of sharing the last touched photo using Windows 8 Share Charm:

My Memories - sharing photo

Here are some free Windows 8 apps to make beautiful collages: PhotoWindow and Phototastic. That you might find good.

Final note:

My Memories Interactive Slideshow, is a good free Windows 8 screen saver app. It’s functional, easy, and does turns the Windows 8 devices into a good digital photo frame. The transitions are very smooth, and to add variations in slideshow, each collage has different layout. I also liked the option that the app gives you, to customize the layout. Although, I wished that the ads were not there, but they can be removed by spending few bucks. All in all a great handy app.

Get My Memories Interactive Slideshow here.

Do check out this another Windows 8 app to turn Widows 8 Device into Digital Photo Frame.

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Works With: Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Free/Paid: Free