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Feature request: Automatically change background colour with random wallpaper?

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MaximusCat
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I'm just trying out the Pro version for a bit, hoping it'll do what I need. I'm just wondering if a feature exists that I'm missing or suggesting it if it does not exist. Otherwise the program is great!

Not all my wallpapers have a perfect aspect ratio so there are inevitably bars around some of my images. The colour of the bars often clashes with the image and does not make for a nice desktop.
This would be addressed if DisplayFusion could automatically choose a colour that goes well with the content of each new random wallpaper.

I have a program that performs an entirely different function but has a similar feature. CDisplay, a comic reading application, changes the window colour as each new page loads. I don't know the inner workings but I believe it detects the most prevalent or average colour around the edge of an image.

I've searched the forum and gone through the settings of the program so if I've missed it entirely I am going to feel pretty silly.
Aug 19, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There are a number of things to consider when doing this, nothing is ever as easy as it should be. For example, if your image has a gradient going from left to right, red to blue, what color would the background color be? If we took the average colour, it might be somewhere around purple, which may look strange. If we extended the colours along the edge outwards it would look weird with photos and complicated images. Perhaps if you can post a few screenshots of the effect you like I can comment further.
Aug 27, 2010  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. There are also beta versions available for testing the latest features and bug fixes:
http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks! :)
Jun 3, 2011  • #3
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