Color Desker 1.0 is an unusual and interesting desktop wallpaper manager.
And that's because the program doesn't just act like most of the competition, and switch your wallpaper occasionally to one of your favourite images. It actually works from a server-side regularly updated database of images, which means you don't have to go searching for new pictures: the author will manage all that for you.
This does of course mean you're dependent to some extent on someone else's idea of what good desktop wallpaper should be. For the most part Color Desker's images are well chosen, though. As we write there are 252 wallpapers available, mostly spectacular landscape shots, and if you'd like to sample something new at any point then just press Ctrl+Shift+W and Color Desker will update your desktop immediately.
The program also provides a right-click option to rate particular images, further improving results. Tell Color Desker that you "Love" some images, "Hate" others, and it'll adjust its recommendations appropriately.
What you don't get here are the usual options for automating wallpaper changes. You can't choose to revamp your desktop every Monday morning, say, or when you first log on.
And Color Desker is also rather resource-heavy, grabbing at least 50MB of RAM (and sometimes considerably more).
If you'd like any easy way to locate some great wallpaper images, though, the program could still be worth a look, even if ultimately you let another tool manage how the images are used.
Please note, when we first ran Color Desker it didn't display any wallpapers at all. There was no sign of network or CPU activity, and we assumed it wasn't working. After leaving the program running for a very long time, though, the images finally appeared, and after that it worked just fine. Presumably it's just downloading its wallpapers very slowly, to avoid hogging your internet connection, but whatever the reason, just keep in mind that you may need to be patient before you can start browsing the Color Desker images.