If you’re using Windows 8, you would notice that your options for being able to customize the look of your start screen background are relatively limited to choosing from ten stock background images and a number of color schemes.
However, this is a thing of the past. Thanks to customization app from Stardock aptly dubbed as Decor8, users are now able to choose any photo of their choice to serve as their start screen background. And that’s regardless of color range or size.
The said program is also uncomplicated to use. The moment you launch Decor8, you will see a given set of background images which comprise of the start screen and desktop background images that come with Windows 8 as well as a set of wallpapers that come from Stardock app.
Basically, it works by providing you the regular fit, fill, center and tile options that you get from the classic desktop. Decor8 then a scheme of colors to match each of your background images or you also have the alternative to customize the color scheme manually.
If you wish, you may add folders and make use of your personal pictures to serve as background. If you hold down the Ctrl key, you can select a number of background images. To add more options, you may rotate your background images under a particular time interval or have them fade against the color of the start screen to give an effect of subtlety.
One major drawback though is that Decor8 doesn’t come for free. Although Stardock does have a trial offering for 30 days, it will ask for a relatively economical price of four dollars and ninety nine cents for you to avail of the said app.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, just give us a call at 480-464-0202. We, at Compushooter, would be happy to help you out.