photopile - displays multiple images in a periodically shuffled pile
photopile [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window]
[-root] [-count int] [-scale factor] [-maxTilt degrees] [-titles |
-no-titles] [-polaroid | -no-polaroid] [-shadows | -no-shadows] [-font
font] [-speed ratio] [-duration seconds] [-fps] [-debug] [-wireframe]
Loads several random images, and displays them as if lying in a random
pile. The pile is periodically reshuffled, with new images coming in
and old ones being thrown out.
This program requires a good video card capable of supporting large
To specify the directory that images are loaded from, run xscreensaver-
demo(1) and click on the "Advanced" tab.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
How many images to display. Default 7.
Size of images in relation to the size of the window. Default
Maximum deviation from vertical. Default 50 degrees.
Every duration seconds, one of the images will be replaced with
a new one. Default 5 seconds.
Speed up or slow down the animation. 0.5 means half as fast as
the default; 2.0 means twice as fast.
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 10000 (0.01
-titles | -no-titles
Whether to display the file names of the images beneath them.
-polaroid | -no-polaroid
Whether to simulate images taken by an instant camera.
-shadows | -no-shadows
Whether to draw images with drop shadows. Default: no.
The font to use for the initial loading screen.
-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.
-debug Prints debugging info to stderr.
Another debug mode.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global
resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
X(1), xscreensaver-demo(1) xscreensaver-getimage(1) xscreensaver(1)
Copyright © 2005 by Jamie Zawinski. Copyright © 2008 by Jens Kilian.
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