Backgrounder is a free software application from the Other subcategory, part of the System Utilities category.
The app is currently available in English, German and it was last updated on 2006-04-26. The program can be installed on WinXP.
Backgrounder adds background images to Windows folders. You can add pictures to sub folders as well check the Process subfolders option in order to add pictures to all subfolders or a selection (there will be a dialog in which you can remove all the folders you do not want to process).
If you don't like the pictures anymore, there is a comfortable option to remove all the pictures you have added. Additionally, you can choose the color of the file captions in the Windows explorer.
The use of this fine tool simple: First, select the folder(s) you want to embellish with a picture and decide if you want to check the subfolders option. Then, choose the picture to add. If necessary resize the picture in your favorite image editor. Supported file formats are JPEG and Bitmap (BMP). Finally decide which color Backgrounder the explorer should use for file captions in this folder. Then, hit the button Add pictures and the program will create the desktop.ini files, which are needed to display the images in the background of an explorer window. To remove pictures is just as simple: Select the folder you want to have cleaned and click the Delete pict. Button if you have checked the Process subfolders option, pictures will be removed from subfolders as well.
Some remarks about the way Windows displays the images: There is, unfortunately, no possibility to stretch or scale the image. Windows shows images in original size and tiles them; if the image is smaller than the window (it repeats the image horizontally and vertically). If you do not like that, you should set up your image in your image editing software: Add a border on the right and on the bottom if you make the image larger than the size of your screen this way, it won't get tiled again.
The program runs only on Windows XP older versions of the operating system can be customized directly in the explorer.
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