Limit 'Pictures folder' to a specific folder

Asked by Stephen Rees-Carter

Is there a way to limit the 'Pictures folder' screensaver to display images from a specific folder within 'Pictures' rather than the whole folder?

I have lots of screenshots and such in there, which aren't really all that good for a screensaver...

I am using 10.04 LTS.

If there is any information I can provide, let me know.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Make a folder somewhere and symbolic link (or copy) the images to the folder then specify that as the location. You will need to head into the screensaver config and define the subfolder as the source of images.

The symbolic links will reduce duplicated data so will save you drive space.

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Federico Vera (fedevera) said :

According to the gnome-screensaver page [1] there's no way of doing that, BUT, you can mark the pictures you wish to use in the screensaver in f-spot. In order to do this, open f-spot[2], load the pictures folder, and add all the photos you want to use in the screensaver to the favorites list (or tag them as favorites), then select "f-spot photos" in the gnome-screensaver configuration.

Hope this helps!

[2] Applications->Graphics->f-spot photo manager

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