Wallch is a wallpaper changer for Gnome which can change the desktop wallpaper after an adjustable time. It has a friendly and easy to use graphical interface. Wallch also supports Live Earth wallpaper which updates every 1/2 hour.


  • Live Earth Wallpaper
  • Picture of The Day
  • Folder Monitoring
  • Unity Integration
  • Statistics
  • Features JPG, PNG, GIF, and BMP support
  • Radom image changing
  • Desktop/Sound notification
  • History Logging
  • Taking screenshot
  • Taking webcam image

Installation and Usage:

Wallch is available in ubuntu 12.04 software center by default. Just search and install it.

Now, launch wallch and you can see the main window (see the top picture). Click Add or Add Folder to add images, adjust timing and finnally click Start.

Wallch must be opened for it to run the slideshow, so click Edit -> Preferences you can ‘enable startup option’

Live Earth Wallpaper, Picture of The Day, and Monitor Folder features can be enabled via Edit -> Extras dialog.