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] [-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 textures.

To specify the directory that images are loaded from, run xscreensaver-demo(1) and click on the "Advanced" tab.


-visual visual
 Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-count int How many images to display. Default 7.
-scale factor
 Size of images in relation to the size of the window. Default 0.4.
-maxTilt degrees
 Maximum deviation from vertical. Default 50 degrees.
-duration seconds
 Every duration seconds, one of the images will be replaced with a new one. Default 5 seconds.
-speed ratio
 Speed up or slow down the animation. 0.5 means half as fast as the default; 2.0 means twice as fast.
-delay number
 Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 10000 (0.01 seconds.).
-titles | -no-titles
 Whether to display the file names of the images beneath them. Default: no.
-font font-name
 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.
-wireframe 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) carousel(6x) glslideshow(6x)


Copyright © 2005 by Jamie Zawinski. Copyright © 2008 by Jens Kilian.

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


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