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  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 207

National Geographic Magazine has a picture of the day, available for download in
a format appropriate for wallpaper. I like to change my wallpaper frequently,
maybe once a week, and that's about how often a picture appears that tickles my

There's a Google Gadget which displays the picture of the day.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    


Gnome look has plenty too.

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

I collect nature and space images in two subdirectories on my hard drive. I
choose a new one every day.

The wallpaper images are located in /usr/share/backgrounds in Ubuntu, and is in
a different location for Kubuntu. By copying the two directories to
/usr/share/backgrounds, I select from the Main Menu:
System>Preferences>Appearance and then click on the Background tab, and then the
+ Add button. When the directory listing comes up in the window, I select
either nature or space, scroll down the new listing, and select the background I
want for the day. My favorite is from the space directory with a nice white
sandy beach, with a Palm tree slanted toward the blue-green water with an orb in
the sky like the planet Saturn - not unlike the beach in Contact which it
reminded me of, so I named the image Contact.jpg. :)

I may just write a script to automate the image for me everyday. Currently, I
have 258 images (nature-162, space-96).

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 06    

I have been using Wally for Wallpaper rotation. It is a QT4 application that
curiously works well on GNOME, but not on KDE 4. They are working on it. It
displays wallpaper from html webpages online and supports: Flicker, Buzznet,
PhotoBucket, ipernity, Pikeo, Picasa, and Yahoo.

Source: www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=wally

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