I used to be into screensavers back in the day, but nowadays, I don’t really care which one I use. I’ll usually just pick one that’s been included with the operating system, tweak one or two of the basic settings, and then call it a day. The only time that I’ll ever have to mess with it again is if something somehow goes wrong with it. Screensavers used to provide a good way to personalize your computer, and I suppose they still do, however, I don’t even remember the last time that I downloaded one. A Web service called instaSaver enables you to create screensavers that contain your favorite pictures, and it just might give me the push that I need to get back into these visual distractions.

There are just three easy steps to the process, and the first one requires you to name your screensaver, which is simple enough, right? Next, upload pictures from your computer or grab them from Flickr. Unfortunately, there are some restrictions in terms of size, number, and format, but they’re not too restrictive. Finally, specify the available settings and then create your standalone screensaver that can be installed, uninstalled, and sent to others.