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Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker Tutorial

Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker Tutorial
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker is a program that will allow you to create your own screensavers. You can use your own photos and music to create screensavers. These screensavers make great albums. You can also use them to create inspirational screensavers. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own screensaver using Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker.
Open your Acme Photo ScreenSaver Maker program and we will get started. The first step is to create a folder with the photos that you want to use. Create a new folder somewhere on your computer and copy and paste the photos that you want to use to that folder.

Let’s Get Started

Then we will need to add them to the program. Click the first icon at the top of the program that has the plus sign on it. On the right side of your program, you will see the Add Photos window. Below that window, you will see the plus sign. Click that icon to add your folder of photos. A box will open and you will need to locate the new folder that you created. Click the folder and click the Open button. Give it a second to load all of your photos in the window.

Now you can add the music that you want to the background. Click the next icon at the top of the window. That will be the icon with the music symbol on it. On the right side of your window, you will see the Add Music window. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the window. Locate the music file that you want to add and click the Open button.

Next Steps

Next, you can add a frame to your photos. Click the Monitor icon at the top of your program. Select the frame that you want on the right side of your window. You can select a solid color, a gradient, or a picture. Select the one that you want. The blue icon with the A on it will allow you to add a caption to each photo. Click that icon and then click on a photo to add a caption too. Type your caption in the top field. To add another caption, click on another photo.

To preview your screensaver at any time, click the video camera icon. Now you can create your screensaver. Go to the top of your window and click Edit > Build Screensaver. Select how you want the screensaver to be saved and click the Create button. This may take a minute or two.

There are many more things that you can do to your screensaver like applying different transition effects to each photo. This is a basic tutorial that will get you started. If you have any questions about this Acme Screensaver Maker tutorial, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, SkyGone Inc, she likes adventures and chocolate sprinkles.

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