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Stardock Systems
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 25, 2016
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DeskScapes Review

Tina de Pierre
An extensive theme system with effects and animations for your desktop
A review of DeskScapes by Tina de Pierre

DeskScapes is an extensive desktop enhancement application which provides you with many options to customize the look and feel of your Windows desktop.

The interface of the program is beautiful and very easy-to-use. There are several parts which you can use to customize your desktop background and choose whether you want a dynamic background, a video of some sort or something in between.

You can also apply filters to desktop background settings so that only the best rated backgrounds are used. You can also choose which color schemes you would like to use and apply filters to them like saturation. For animated backgrounds, you can also change the speed of the animations if you please.

Stardocks DeskScapes is really a great way to add some life to your desktop and changing the transparency of icons is also pretty cool.

In addition, DeskScapes also supports additional monitors.

In terms of system resources, DeskScapes does use a little bit of RAM and CPU so users with low-end systems or those running often on a battery might want to avoid it. Otherwise, some nice options when it comes to sprucing up your desktop.

Features and highlights
  • Customize your wallpapers with animations and effects
  • Apply over 40 special effects to your desktop
  • Recolor your existing wallpapers
  • Support for multiple monitors
  • Use your own custom images and videos as wallpapers
Compability and license

DeskScapes is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from desktop enhancement software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The DeskScapes 8.51 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

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Compatibility with this animated wallpaper software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of DeskScapes may be available from Stardock Systems. This download is distributed as DeskScapes8_setup.exe.

DeskScapes has been picked by our editors as excellent.
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We have tested DeskScapes 8.51 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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