iScreensaver Designer 5 Features
Details on New Features of iScreensaver 5
iScreensaver continues its two decades of excellence with --Modern Compatibility:
Screensavers install on Windows 8 to 10 and macOS 10.9 to 10.13. System Requirements.
Selected iScreensaver 5 licenses will include a free version 4.5 license bundled for use with older legacy systems, including Windows XP to 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.9. (Older hardware may be required.)
Creates full-featured installers, with uninstallers, for Macintosh and Windows. Screensavers can be previewed before installing and can be used immediately without restarting.
High Resolution Retina Displays: [Improved for 5]
Supports all new 4k UHD monitors, with still images up to 4096x4096 pixels.
Multiple Screen Support: [New for 5]
Screensavers can play back on all monitors. Users can use the screen saver settings window to select which screens will be active.
Movies as Screensavers: [Improved for 5]
Play movies as a screensaver - full support for HTML5-compliant MPEG4 H.264 formats.
Adobe Flash Compatibility:
Import your Flash SWF files, including ActionScript 3.0.
Add real-time OpenGL movements to images. Beautiful, high quality, fast motion 60fps animations.
Sequence Images, SWF, Audio, and Movies in any order.
Add translucent text overlays with per-character style formatting options. Text is retina-resolution (on supported systems).
Add floating images with transparency.
Big Sequences: [Improved for 5]
Include hundreds or even thousands of images. Individual files and built Installers can be over 2GB in size.
Gatekeeper and AuthentiCode Support: [New for 5]
With additional third-party software and your own code-signing certificate, authors can digitally sign their screensaver installers. Details.
64-bit Support: [Improved for 5]
Edit screensavers and deploy on 64-bit versions of Mac OS X, and 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows.
Multiple Audio Tracks:
Include a background audio soundtrack sequence that runs independently from the foreground video sequence.
Alternate Content and Unlocking Features:
Include a separate hidden set of audio/video content in your screensaver. This content can be "unlocked" on a date, after certain play time, or by a user given a special unlocking key that you provide or sell to them.
On Screen Controls: [Improved for 5]
Includes an optional "Head's Up Display" (HUD) : On-screen playback controls for both authors and end users. An optional "scrub to exit" lets you wiggle your mouse or trackpad and exit the screensaver even with the HUD enabled.
Splash Screens: [New for 5]
Any first item can be played just a single time during a sequence, never repeating when looping.
Realtime Go-To Chooser:
Instantly jump to any asset from within the screensaver.
Works with all standard lock-screen security features of Mac and Windows.
Images and movies can be stretched propotionally or to fit screen size, or kept at actual size.
Live Preview During Installation:
Preview the screensaver content without installation.
Create screensavers that require Adobe Flash (SWF) if desired, but no plugins are required.
Import SWF files and build Flash screensavers without the Flash plugin even installed.
You can deactivate and remove the software from within the screensaver itself, and in Windows, with simple links to 'Add/Remove Programs'.
Set Volume and Mute from either the Control Panel or the on-screen controls.
Screensaver Wake-up Options:
Choose various methods to wake your screensaver, on mouse movement or keypress.
"Link Back": include a clickable URL so your screensaver users can easily find your website.