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Quirky Wallpaper: Top 10 Recent Cinema Releases As Your Wallpaper

IMPloader is a small script that sets your wallpaper as a collage of posters from the current top 10 cinema releases.
One caveat is that the script pulls its ‘data’ from a US-based soruce, meaning if you live anywhere else you’ll likely find poster for movies that aren’y yet released in your country. With that thought under our belts, let’s proceed.

Requirements:
– wget
– ruby
– imagemagick

The first two will be installed by default, but you may (for some reason) not have imagemagick installed. This can be got using: –

  • sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Install/Use

  • Download the script from here and extract somewhere accessible.
  • Right click the ‘imploader.rb’ script, go to ‘properties > permissions’ and make the script ‘executable’
  • Right click the ‘imploader.rb’ script again, this time choosing ‘Open with gedit’.
  • You need to set the following information: location to store wallpaper, wallpaper height & width and the style you want to choose.

The three styles are as follows, simply replace the number in the script with the one you wish to use: -Now run the script by either double-clicking on it or via the terminal using ‘./imploader.rb’

  • Once done, navigate to the directory where you chose to save it and set it as your wallpaper!

Other
I haven’t covered setting it up to run weekly/hourly, etc simply because running it manually is much quicker. Read the ‘READ ME’ included in the script for more information.