Ken Burns is particularly famous for a special effect (known as The Ken Burns Effect) of zooming and panning across still pictures. It's both brilliant and beautiful.
- Install Pictor
sudo apt-get install pictor
- Symbolically link some albums into /usr/share/pictor/pictures
sudo ln -sf $HOME/Pictures /usr/share/pictor/pictures
- Point a browser to your server's pictor instance
- Click on an album, click on a picture, and then click screensaver, as below:
Will released his code here as kenburns-1.0.0.zip, which I was thinking of packaging for Ubuntu (rather than statically including it in Pictor). Would that be useful to anyone else?