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At one time, maybe a long time ago, I could have sworn there was a tool that would scan your library and make a background image out of movie posters. 

 

Is anyone familiar with what I'm talking about and maybe have a link to it?

 

Thanks

 

Josh

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I don't have an answer to your question but I'm more looking for the tool to produce the external file and not really something dynamic whenever you go in. 

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this what you remember

on the server go to plugins,display plugins for emby classic, then cover screensaver? 

 

Thanks.. Does that actually create a png or jpg or does it just do it dynamically? 

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Thanks.. Does that actually create a png or jpg or does it just do it dynamically? 

 i believe it just creates it dynamically for mediabrowser background.   Havent used it in years

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That is actually a screen saver, not a background.  It dynamically fills the screen with random covers and then switches them out.  

 

I vaguely remember people creating backgrounds that were curved walls of posters but I'm not sure if there was ever a tool that did it.

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That is actually a screen saver, not a background.  It dynamically fills the screen with random covers and then switches them out.  

 

I vaguely remember people creating backgrounds that were curved walls of posters but I'm not sure if there was ever a tool that did it.

 

Thanks for all the replies. Now that you mention it. It was the curved walls. I know it's here somewhere but I just can't seem to find it. I'll keep looking. I'm sure I'm the only one who wants it right about now... :-) 

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PurposelyCryptic

At one time, maybe a long time ago, I could have sworn there was a tool that would scan your library and make a background image out of movie posters. 

 

Is anyone familiar with what I'm talking about and maybe have a link to it?

 

Thanks

 

Josh

 

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you were looking for, but for creating static collages like that, Google Picasa worked great for me - they stopped supporting it a little while back, but offline functions like this still work fine (You can get it off of oldversion.com here). I used it to create my category thumbs (Using backdrops rather than folder images, but that was just my preference):

 

 

 

5877c2802034b_TVBackdrops.jpg

 

5877c2bd2cca1_MovieBackdropsweb.jpg

 

5877c3075001e_Collectionsweb.jpg

 

5877c332de8d8_AnimeBackdropsweb.jpg

 

The "Stack of Photos" look was just my preference as well.

 

Here are a couple quick examples using folder images:

 

5877c7ce83a7a_TVFolderImages.jpg

 

5877c7f6f2282_Collages4.jpg

 

5877c82a2f68a_MovieFolderImages.jpg

 

 

5877c84add72f_Collages5.jpg

 

5877c8711ba15_AnimeFolderImages1.jpg

 

 

5877c8b77188c_AnimeFolderImages.jpg

 

5877c9e2e10d4_AnimeFolderImages2.jpg

 

5877ca44db851_Collages6.jpg

 

It's not perfect, and a far cry from anything you actually put together by hand, but on the flip side, all you really have to do is push a button - perfect for something like the last two, which are made up of close to a thousand images. 

 

Hope this is somewhat close to what you were looking for, and if not, good hunting!

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PurposelyCryptic

Looks like Where's Waldo.

 

Just for you, Luke, here's an alternate version, made up of 916 anime series folder images, and 1 Waldo.

 

5877dc8cba526_AnimeFolderImages4.jpg

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PurposelyCryptic

lol my eyes hurt

 

It's ~26k episode thumbs (+ 1 Waldo) lol

 

The result of being home sick with nothing better to do...

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