Personal Photo Mosaic Wallpaper and Screensaver

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the recommended number of photos?

The recommended number of photos depends on your system specifications.
If you have a strong computer you can load 1000+ photos in a reasonable amount of time.
* The minimum photos required is 16, however, although Animosaix screensaver will load the animation the results will not be impressive enough.

What should I do to update my mosaic desktop wallpaper?

Nothing. Animosaix runs in background and automatically refreshes your desktop wallpaper with the photos you loaded.

Can I change the frequency which Animosaix refreshes my desktop wallpaper?

Yes. Right click on Animosaix icon in the system tray and choose "Settings", go to the "Wallpaper" tab and set the refresh frequency.

The animation runs very slow when I choose high resolutions. What should I do?

By default, Animosaix doesn't use DirectX for playing the animations. DirectX is faster, but requires additional components to be installed.
To install DirectX support, open the settings dialog -> Display -> click on the "Use DirectX if supported" checkbox.

Why it takes some time before the animation starts at first time?

Animosaix screensaver loads thousands of photos and do some calculations on them in order to create the mosaics.
Therefore, it may take some time to finish the loading. The time it takes depends on the total photos your database contains and on their resolution. The higher the resolution, the longer the first load will take.
However, Animosaix has an advanced caching mechanism that reduces loading time to no more than just a few seconds after the first load.

I found a bug. What should I do?

Animosaix is still in beta stage and therefore you may encounter problems.
In this case, you may contact us at
Please supply details about your system and the describe exactly the error you get.