4 Beautiful New Screen Savers and 14 Ways to Show Them Off in OS X Mountain Lion
Bored with your Mac screen savers? Don’t forget to check out the four beautiful new screensaver additions to OS X Mountain Lion, or the 14 new ways to display them. If you haven’t seen them yet:
- Open System Preferences from the Apple menu and click on the “Desktop & Screen Saver” panel
- Find them under the Screen Saver tab and click on the “Source” menu to reveal the choices
The new screen savers are basically picture slideshows of some amazing photography in four themes: National Geographic, Aerial, Cosmos, and Nature Patterns. Combine those with the fourteen new slideshow types: Floating, Flip-up, Reflections, Origami, Shifting Tiles, Sliding Panels, Photo Mobile, Holiday Mobile, Photo Wall, Snapshots, Vintage Prints, Scrapbook, Ken Burns, and Classic, and you have 56 new screensaver possibilities.
Preview the screen savers full screen by selecting one then clicking in the thumbnail pane.
Ken Burns is the most subtle and probably the best if you want to enjoy the pictures, but the other choices like Shifting Tiles are fun too, particularly with iPhoto libraries and personal pictures.
Also worth mentioning, you can still make your own by selecting any specified folder as the screensavers image source, but in Mountain Lion you can no longer select a stream from Flickr or RSS like you could in prior versions of Mac OS X – bummer.