Kindle Touch screensavers

The Kindle Touch (non-ad supported) comes with 20 attractive gray-scale screensaver/wallpaper images.

They’re fine, but after a while, I wanted to see some different images. One of the reasons I got the ad-free Touch was so¬†that I wouldn’t be assaulted with an ad every time I picked up my Kindle to read something. I returned the ad-supported Kindle 3 because – among other reasons – ¬†although I can take ads in magazines, I didn’t want to see them in a book – not even an e-book.

The web is full of Kindle-supported screensaver images that I would have preferred to see on my device, but Amazon doesn’t allow me to customize the Kindle in even that harmless way. And this annoyed me.

So I took matters into my own hands, did a bit of hacking on my Kindle over the weekend, and now I have a pool of about 200 attractive, varied, and unusual images I can use as screensavers on my Kindle, as the following gallery shows. Tomorrow, a post on how I did it.

nancy drew book cover

58f6b kindle32

1984 book cover

gustave dore etching

silhouette leaves and fronds

eye over the pyramid etching

keep calm and read on

ernst etching

moody farm and trees woodcut

pic lightning

sentinels

the painter - odd etching

odd slavic kindle screensaver

illuminated letter

infocom hitchhikers package cover

bookshelves crowded

bookplate image

deserted ruined library

imposing library shelves

rich mans reading spot

the mysterious mr quin first edition cover 1930

thrilling cities book cover

title page william shakespeare s first folio 1623

cover of sweeney todd penny dreadful

carceri vii