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EarthDesk replaces your desktop picture or wallpaper with a stunning dynamic image of our planet continuously updating in the background while you work.

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What are people saying about EarthDesk

Andrew -- I love this app! I can just site watching it all day.
Dec 20 2007 at 4:35am Copy Link
SoftCollector 1. I have tried centering on my home city in Bulgaria (Europe), but all I get is Africa in the middle. Is this how the centering feature is supposed to work? I am sure I have chosen the correct city and also used the centering option.

2. I have also tried centering on other cities (NY, US), but the software automatically reverts to neutral centering mode and I get Africa in the middle. This is either a trial limitation or it is a bug.

Please, comment.
Dec 6 2011 at 12:29am Copy Link
Trygve Inda Hi,

After you select your list of favorite cities from the Locations Tab, go to the Display Tab and pull down the Centering Menu. Then choose one city from your list. This allows you to choose from your list of favorite cities without having to go back to the Locations Tab. You might also want to enable the Menu Control option in the General Tab. This lets you change the centering location without having to open System Preferences.

I hope this helps.

Trygve Inda
Xeric Design, Ltd.
Xeric Design, Ltd. - Dec 6 2011 at 1:42am Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Trygve,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

This is what I do:

1. I choose a city as described by you:

2. I close the menu. Nothing much happens. I open the menu again and I see:

The centering selection has automatically reverted to neutral (a line is shown) instead of the city I chose.

I am using Windows XP SP3.

3. Also: I cannot find the Menu Control option under the General Tab you mention ("Show system tray Icon" is the closest thing to what you describe, but the words Menu Control are missing). Please, advise.

Kind Regards,
Dec 6 2011 at 1:55am Copy Link
Ulrich I can confirm that version 5.1 is indeed broken... The centering option does not work correctly at all here. On a two monitor environment, expanding the image over both monitors no longer works as before, and controlling the center for each monitor individually appears to be inverted. Changing the location for the center of the map a few times makes the list of options in the combobox grow on each iteration, repeating several times the names of the cities that were used previously. I reverted to version 5.0.6 and everything is fine again.

I am not happy with this low resolution cloud image that is offered for free. I get it that they no longer can offer free cloud images because the person who built them in the past now sells them with a subscription. However, above is written in bold that there is an 8 megapixel cloud cover available, that can be converted to "spectacular 18 megapixels". This is simply not true: Xeric offers only a rough 1024x512 pixels cloud cover for free for EarthDesk 5 on Windows - which corresponds to 0.5 megapixels, and has about 130 KB in size. I really don't need a 18 megapixels cloud overlay on my desktop, but I find it very hard to believe that the best they can offer without an additional subscription charge is just a download of a low res image of 130 KB every six hours.
Dec 7 2011 at 6:22pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens I like EarthDesk but I agree that 5.1 for Windows is broken in other ways. On my computer, with the latest nVidia beta drivers, it craps out after a time, so I'm not using it currently. There is another very longstanding issue which the people at Xeric Design completely fail to understand. Just about any photo viewer/editor can scale an image to fit the display area. If the aspect ratio isn't exact, they will scale the image so that the most constrained dimension will fit, using black bands across the top and bottom or on the sides as necessary. There is no such option for the full world maps in EarthDesk, you can only get an approximation via manual scaling.
Dec 8 2011 at 12:16am Copy Link
PG Version 5.1 works fine on Win7 SP1 with an AMD Radeon HD 6700.
I can set the image to center over a given location, and I haven't (yet) seen the problems that the others are reporting. When projecting full screen images, I agree with Frank S that there is distortion if the aspect ratio isn't being properly constrained. I have one 30" monitor.
Dec 8 2011 at 1:13am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler So, are the developers going to address the issues BEFORE the deal is over? I was going to purchase it and the price is still great BUT...I would like a fully working copy! One problem seems to be that the program has not been updated for Windows. The cloud package is not available for Window. I did look at the comparisons on their site and they convinced me I would NOT buy the clouds since both images look the same toe me. The centering does NOT work on Windows XP Professional SP3! This was very frustrating since I thought I was doing something wrong!

The last response from Xeric was Tuesday?!
Dec 8 2011 at 3:07am Copy Link
Brian W Any sample screenshots online? EarthDesk sounds like something I would enjoy but I would first like to know if the image quality is acceptable to me. I was amazed to see that an image program is being sold with only a lot of text and a thumbnail image. There should be sample images of clear and cloudy days available in most monitor resolutions.
Dec 8 2011 at 3:30am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Download the free trial and try it out. That is the best way to find out if the image quality is acceptable.
Dec 8 2011 at 3:59am Copy Link
Brian W Sometimes a trial is necessary but this software is not one. It can be easily exhibited in a slideshow. Trials take time and risk. They do not always install/remove cleanly and can have hidden software/toolbars/change home pages etc... Only if I can see a decent value in a software will I take the time & risk to try it.

If it is not worth the developer's time to post decent screenshots then I don't see why the developer would expect me to spend my time to try it.
Dec 8 2011 at 4:58am Copy Link
SoftCollector I have been testing the software for several days now, and I have to say that the image of Earth looks very beautiful on the desktop, but unless the developer addresses the issue of the centering bug and confirms that it will be fixed, I am not buying.
Dec 8 2011 at 5:01am Copy Link
Ulrich Brian, here are two screen shots, made with the registered version 5.0.6 on Windows, so there is no watermark:

Equirectangular projection, Living Earth Satellite image, real moonlight shading, 140% zoom on a double monitor setup:

Same as above, but using Natural Color image:
Dec 8 2011 at 5:38am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler OK, the developer is in Nevada but I hope he wakes up soon and starts to address the problems we have pointed out! REALLY would like to buy this but feel we deserve some assurances that the errors will be corrected.
Dec 8 2011 at 5:49am Copy Link
Brian W Ulrich, Thank you for taking the time to post the screenshots. Not bad but I would want the higher res clouds - I did find comparison screenshots here:

Interesting but unsure if I want to spend money on it...
Dec 8 2011 at 6:34am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Where is the developer in this discussion? Even a "I can't fix it!" or "I don't know what's wrong" would be preferable to being ignored!
Dec 8 2011 at 10:51am Copy Link
Trygve Inda We are looking into the centering issue as well as working to bring high-res clouds to the Windows version. In the meantime you can download v5.0.6 here:
Dec 8 2011 at 1:14pm Copy Link
Trygve Inda You can download 5.0.6 here:

And here:

We are working on high-res clouds but both the above should solve the centering issue. I am sorry for the delay as we are not at our office in Nevada but are 12 time zones away in the Middle East right now.

Trygve Inda
President, Xeric Design.
Dec 8 2011 at 1:14pm Copy Link
SoftCollector I can confirm that v5.1.1.8 solves the centering issue on Windows XP SP3.
Dec 8 2011 at 1:19pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Xeric Design, Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 9 2011 at 12:00am Copy Link
Ulrich The same here - works well. The new "Shaded Relief" image is nice too. Now bring on the 1.125 megapixel clouds. :)
Dec 9 2011 at 6:13am Copy Link
SoftCollector Here is a word from the wise :)

If you chose a location (say, your home city), then center on that location and set "Natural Color" and "Real Moonlight", while at the same time putting the zoom slider at the 350% mark, and getting rid of the clouds (not needed at higher zoom levels) - it looks really nice!

That said, I would also like to see the high resolution clouds offered with the Windows version of the software.
Dec 9 2011 at 6:19am Copy Link
Karen Inda There have been some delays with getting the cloud service working on the Windows version, due to technical reasons. We hope to release it very soon.
Dec 9 2011 at 12:54pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens Karen Inda, my computer runs 24/7, with EarthDesk set to update every minute. A screensaver is active (before the monitor is turned off) and the computer locks (goes to the logon screen). I'm using the latest nVidia beta drivers. EarthDesk always flakes out after a time (stops updating, tray icon present but invisible, context menu present but empty). Unless there's a problem with the drivers (possible, but everything else on my PC works), that looks like EarthDesk may be consuming resources and not releasing them (I haven't checked, but you could with Microsoft Sysinternals Process Explorer).
Dec 9 2011 at 9:21pm Copy Link
Karen Inda Please make sure you have v5.1.1.8 (link above). If it still happens please contact us via our websupport so that we can look into the more deeply.
Dec 9 2011 at 9:34pm Copy Link
John Valenzuela how do I transfer license to new computer? thanks
Nov 28 2012 at 3:35am Copy Link

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