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MultiPicture Live Wallpaper is a great way to spice up your phone

April 23, 2012 | by michaelian

Android App Reviews, Android Apps, Android Tricks, Tablets

multiple-live

Evaluated version: 0.6.10

Pros: Pull your images from Picasa

Cons: Time consuming to set up

Attention all chronic themers and phone hackers! You know who you are. You venture the deepest recess of the internet to find that single wallpaper that will make your lockscreen look spiffy. You change wallpapers more than you change your outfit, and your phone rings to your favorite song. With an OS that allows you to change small and intricate details, there’s bound to be an overload. Thanks to an app called MultiPicture Live Wallpaper however, you can quell your chronic wallpaper changing behavior.

With popular apps like Zedge, Flikie Wallpapers HD, the number of wallpapers stored in your phone will eventually double and even triple in numbers. Changing them daily can be pain as it can takes a number of steps consisting of taps, crops and pinches before you can actually apply the image. There are times it may not even look as you hoped, forcing you to repeat the steps all over. With MultiPicture Live Wallpaper however, you can dump all the images in one folder and watch as your background scrolls between them.

One of the greatest things that the live wallpaper brings is smart cropping. Tablet users are in for a luck. As any Honeycomb or Ice cream Sandwich users know, changing a wallpaper on the tablets lead to some undesired cropping. The OS treats the app drawer as an extension of the wallpaper similar to swiping left and right on the home screen, and this leads to a weird size requirement that more often than not, produce blurry images. With MultiPicture Live Wallpaper, it forces the desired wallpaper to fit the tablets size and prevents cropping.

Another visual treat the app carries is allowing users to set different images for different screens. On one screen you may be able to dedicate the space for all your music needs – widgets and apps with an appropriate music background for a wallpaper. Scroll right and the background image changes to your favorite movie wallpaper – complete with dedicated movie widgets and apps. You can do this to a number of screens with different images. If you’ve never seen this in motion, it’s quite nice to look at.

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper also hosts a number of customization. From transition, double tap to scroll through your wallpapers, and even pull photos from Picasa Web Album. If you’ve been looking for ways to spice up your Android smartphone, consider downloading the app. Best of all, it’s free.