Tag you're it

With my 3D course all but complete I am refocusing on AutoWallpaper development. The next update, which is likely to be v4.5 is hopefully going to see an exciting new feature – Tag support. Although this is currently in very early stages it is my hope to bring JPEG file tagging support to AutoWallpaper. Basically this means that if you use the Windows Explorers (or Mac OSX) ability to include additional information in the JPEG such as description, category, date taken, etc, AutoWallpaper will be able to use them in a number of ways: Firstly, if you have a folder full of images that you haven't organised other than tagging them with a specific set of 'Tags' AutoWallpaper will be able to import those files and build the required categories automatically. For example; if you had a jpeg file with the 'Tag' set as 'Holiday 2009', and another Jpeg with the 'Tag' set to 'Holiday 2008', AutoWallpaper would create 2 new categories and import the jpegs into their categories. Secondly, and I'm still working out if this is possible or not, it should be possible to set an option to allow category scheduling, this will be with or without tagging, but if files are tagged correctly (Date Taken) then the category will be assigned the date (day and month), AutoWallpaper will then automatically enable or disable your image categories based on these dates. You will be able to enter dates yourself, and I will make it so that you can apply it to a whole month, a specific day, or perhaps even a week. As I mentioned above though, these features are still in the research phase, it may turn out that they aren't feasible, but initial indications are good. Finally, I occasionally find software that works well for multi-monitor setups and I would like to share a new one with you that I think is pretty nifty. Stardock Fences is a free desktop addon that allows you to create semi transparent areas on your desktop and then drag and drop icons into those areas to keep them in place and aligned nicely. If you often struggle to keep your desktop organised this is a great little app. Plus it works great with AutoWallpaper <img src="https://www.arsoftware.co.uk/blog/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /> <br />