gPhotoShow Pro Photo SlideShow Maker, Photo Screen Saver Creator


Photo Slide Show and Screen Saver Maker for Windows XP/Vista/7

gPhotoShow Pro is an an easy to use slide show maker and screen saver complete with transition effects and Pan and Zoom animations (Ken Burns effect). gPhotoShow Pro enables you to create your personal photo slide shows that can be played as screen saver or shared as standalone .exe slide show. gPhotoShow configuration is quick and easy, in few minutes you can point it to folders (either local or on a network share) containing your photos or video in any of the supported formats and have them displayed to your screen in random order, alphabetically or by date.

There is no limit to the number of photos or video your directories may contain. You have various options for stretching or shrinking photos and to show information like file name or Exif,IPTC,XMP info taken from the photos themselves.

You can also create photo sets, create wallpaper, pause and continue the screen saver during normal operation.

gPhotoShow Pro it's the perfect software for a Digital Photo Frame. It can be easily controlled with a keyboard (or a remote control) and can detect and display newly added photos without restarting the program and without editing the slideshow !


Screen Saver on local computer or Screen Saver Creator

gPhotoShow is a very flexible an configurable program, it can used both as screen saver on the computer where it is installed or it can be used as a slide show maker or a screen saver creator to prepare standalone slideshow (or screen savers) for distribution without the need to pay further runtime fees.

In the download page you will find some samples.

gPhotoShow Pro can read raw files generated by digital cameras, click here for more info and for the list of supported cameras

Key Features:

  • Runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows 10 (x86 and x64)
  • Pan and Zoom animation also known as Ken Burns effect
  • Scrapbook mode. When Scrapbook is enabled several small pictures are overlapped over a background image
  • Shows an unlimited number of photos and other supported files
  • User defined filters based on image size, rating and keywords
  • High quality image resize (bicubic interpolation)
  • User selectable transition effects
  • Adjustable transition speed
  • Can display frames around pictures, simple colored frames or bitmapped frames
  • Image formats : BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Panorama file formats: JPG, IVR, PAN, MO
  • Video file formats: AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV and others
  • Macromedia Flash Animations: SWF
  • Can display Web Pages
  • Can automatically scroll panoramic images (both rectilinear and spherical)
  • Can use shortcuts to folders
  • Easy subdirectory selection and files exclusion
  • Easy image filtering by keyword or rating
  • Display images randomly or in a sorted sequence (by file name or by file date)
  • Configurable delay between images
  • Automatically resizes your images
  • Displays information about the images (Exif,IPTC,XMP)
  • Can display custom captions with Exif,IPTC,XMP metadata support
  • Automatic wallpaper changer
  • Plays your favorite music during slide show
  • Sound formats: MID, WAV, MP3, WMA
  • Multiple monitor support (up to 32 monitors)
  • Slideshow can be paused and continued
  • Energy Star ! With the MonitorOnOff PlugIn it is possible to automatically power-off attached monitors or switch-off the system.
  • With RssFeeds plugin it is possible to display news from RSS feeds and download photos from most online photo galleries such as Flickr, Picasa, Panoramio, Smugmug and others.
  • Can be used as a screen saver or a slide show creator
  • Lots of configurable Hotkeys during slide show, for example it is possible to copy/move/delete currently displayed photo by simply pressing a key
  • Can display descriptions stored in DESCRIPT.ION files
  • Image Display time, description and text attributes can be set on each image
  • Can create standalone screen savers and slideshows (.scr or .exe files)
  • Can create setup program for easy screen saver distribution
  • Can be used as a simple image viewer
  • Pictures can be divided into categories and category displayed in the screen saver can be changed automatically
  • Can be easily set as logon screen saver
  • Password protection
  • Easy install / uninstall
  • Can be used freely for 30 days, then some advanced features will be disabled

Still not convinced to try gPhotoShow Pro ? Take a look at the gPhotoShow tutorial and see how easy is to configure the screen saver and how many features are available !

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What's new:

Version 8.4.2 - March 11, 2021

  • Fixed: Trailing and ending spaces are removed from keywords delimiters configured in Filters page
  • New: Transition time added to Image Properties
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 8.4.1 - December 1, 2020

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 8.4.0 - November 4, 2020

  • New: Added options for slideshow window when used as slideshow maker
  • Fixed: Filters, if images are not excluded if Panoramic Images are also excluded
  • Fixed: On some systems when DirectX transitions are used gPhotoShow takes a long time to start

Version 8.3.1 - October 14, 2020

  • New: Added LensInfo and LensModel to Exif tags in Advanced Information page
  • Fixed: Program crashes when displaying the preview in control panel display applet

Version 8.3.0 - October 2, 2020

  • New: Improved DirectX rendering to reduce cpu usage (and power) when displaying static images
  • New: Permanent logging of errors during slideshow
  • New: Added new features for plugins
  • New: Added a command to automatically start a slideshow on windows startup
  • New: Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 8.2.0 - July 31, 2020

  • Fixed: Improved animated gif performances when played full screen
  • Fixed: Keyword filter using wildcards doesn't work correctly
  • New: Added Photowall option. During normal slideshow it is possible to display a photowall image with the last viewed pictures

Version 8.1.1 - July 7, 2020

  • Fixed: When using multiple monitors and one monitor is excluded the option to fill unused monitor doesn't work as expected

Version 8.1.0 - June 25, 2020

  • New: Added a button to easily identify monitors

Version 8.0.11 - March 16, 2020

  • Fixed: Slideshow Options page, an error message is displayed is Mouse Button + Ctrl or Mouse Wheel are the only exit options selected
  • New: Added an item to Tools menu of Slideshow Maker to restore .gss file type association to its default value

Version 8.0.10 - February 20, 2020

  • Fixed: When monitor is powered off by Windows PM sometimes last picture is not set as wallpaper

Version 8.0.9 - December 24, 2019

  • Fixed: Folders configured in "Global Exclusions" page sometimes are not excluded

Version 8.0.8 - November 8, 2019

  • Fixed: on multiple monitors when the option to display some images spanned on all monitors is set panoramic image detection may occasionally fail

Version 8.0.7 - October 4, 2019

  • Fixed: when images are displayed grouped by folders and images list finishes a division by zero exception may be throwed
  • Fixed: on multiple monitors when the option to display some images spanned on all monitors is set a false mouse movement may cause the slideshow to close

Version 8.0.6 - September 4, 2019

  • Fixed: Monitor positions in Filters page are wrong when using custom layout

Version 8.0.5 - June 20, 2019

  • Fixed: On some system with multiple high dpi monitors image size is not correct

Version 8.0.4 - June 5, 2019

  • Fixed: Touch gestures cause multiple event activation
  • Fixed: In some cases while gPhotoShow is preloading next image hotkeys to change image are ignored

Version 8.0.3 - May 9, 2019

  • Fixed: 64bit version can't set logon screen saver from screen saver settings window

Version 8.0.2 - April 24, 2019

  • Fixed: Unrecoverable errors caused by video clips shorter than 1 second or when gPhotoShow can't get video duration

Version 8.0.1 - March 11, 2019

  • Fixed: Custom monitor delay window causes an "Out of memory" error on 64 bit version

Version 8.0.0 - March 7, 2019

  • New: It is now possible to configure a custom layout for the slideshow windows, in this way it is possible to have a window spanned across several monitors and others on a single monitor
  • New: Files and folders can be excluded from slideshow by using a hotkey or a configuration window
  • New: Added max. number of images for each folder when files are displayed in random order but grouped by folder
  • New: Keywords can be extracted from filename or file path
  • New: For images smaller than screen it is possible to fill background using the same image blurred instead of a solid color
  • New: Touch screen gestures handling: Pan (left,right,top,bottom),Zoom (in,out),Two finger tap,Press and Tap
  • New: Hotkey to toggle audio from video
  • New: Added an option to scrapbook to allow pictures to pile up until max number is reached
  • New: Multiple monitors, instead of displaying images on all secondary monitor now it is possible to exclude a specific monitor
  • New: multiple monitors, now it is possible to configure image display time for each monitor
  • New: Filters, added "contain"/"don't contain" operators for keywords (with or without wildcard characters)
  • New: Photowall scroll direction upward or downward
  • New: Basic support to play video with MPC-HC player
  • New: Removed panoramic images size limit when using DirectX
  • New: Do not disturb: automatically mute music and audio from video during a period of the day
  • New: Automatically repeat video clips shorter than a preset time
  • New: Image display time can now be configured using hours,minutes,seconds
  • New: Added an option to repeat images with weight greater than 1

All changes


Pan and Zoom animation requires DirectX 9.0 and a compatible display adapter

To play MP3 files gPhotoShow requires Microsoft Media Player 6.0 or later. You can download Media Player freely from the Microsoft web site:

To show Panoramas, Videos or Web Pages gPhotoShow requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover to show Panoramas files you need the appropriate plugins or ActiveX correctly installed.

Some features needs Microsoft GDI+, this component is part of Windows XP and can be installed also in Windows 2000. You can download the runtime files of GDI+ from the Microsoft web site or you can download it from this web site: gdiplus.exe

XMP tags can be displayed for Jpeg and TIFF files if Windows Imaging Component (WIC) is installed. WIC is already installed on Windows Vista and is included in .NET frameworks starting from v3.0. WIC can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center and installed on any computer running Windows XP SP2 or later


gPhotoShow Pro - Screen Saver Creator and Photo SlideShow Maker