How to Set Photos as a Screensaver in Windows 11 or 10?

Regarding Windows 10, there are two options: a screen saver and a photo you can set as your screen saver. You can use the screensaver if you do not want to customize it. On Windows 10/11, if you select more than one image for the screen saver, the images appear as slideshows.

A screen saver can also customize; for example, you can enable or disable the screen saver, set a timeout, encrypt the screensaver with a password, or set it to run for a particular time.

This rise windows article will guide you on setting photos as a screensaver on windows 10/11.

What steps for setting up photos as a screensaver on Windows 11?

To set Photos as a screen saver in Windows 11, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, press the Windows + I hotkey to open the Settings app.

Step 2. Next, select the Personalization option in the left side pane of the Settings window.

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Step 3. Then, click on the Lock Screen tile on the right sidebar of Personalization.

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Step 4. After that, click the Screen saver option to open the Screen Saver Settings window.

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Step 5. Then, under the Screen Saver Settings window, select Photos in the “Screen saver” drop-down menu.

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Note: Windows 11 uses photos saved in the Pictures folder in Windows Library for the screen saver by default. To use the images from the other folder, keep reading the post.

Step 6. Then, Click the Settings button beside the Photos.

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Step 7. click the Browse button beside Photos when the “Photos Screen Saver Settings” window appears on your computer.

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Step 8. Next, select a folder containing images you want to use as a screen saver and click the OK button.

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Step 9. After that, if you want, you can change the Slide show speed and enable the Shuffle pictures option. When you’re done, click the Save button.

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Step 10. Then, On the “Screen Saver Settings” window, click the Apply button.

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Step 11. At last, click the OK button.

That’s it.

If there are subfolders under the selected folder, photos in subfolders will also be used for screen savers by Windows.

When using Windows 10, how can you set photos as a screensaver?

To set photos as a screen saver in Windows 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, right-click on the empty area on the desktop and select the Personalize option.

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Step 2. Then,  the Personalization section opens under the Settings app.

Step 3. Then, On the left side of Settings, select the Lock screen option, and on the right-side pane, click on the Screen saver settings link.

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Step 4. After that, the Screen Saver Settings dialog will open on your computer. Select the Photos option from the Screen saver drop-down menu.

Step 5. Then, you will see similar options as you have seen in the above Windows 11 steps. In the Screen Saver Settings window, select Photos in the “Screen saver” drop-down menu.

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Note: By default, Windows 10 uses photos saved in the Pictures folder in Windows Library for the screen saver. To use the images from the other folder, follow the below steps.

Step 6. Click the Settings button beside the Photos.

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Step 7. Next, click the Browse button beside Photos when the “Photos Screen Saver Settings” window appears on your computer.

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Step 8. Then, select a folder containing images you want to use as a screen saver and click the OK button.

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Step 9. You can change the Slide show speed and enable the Shuffle pictures option if you want. When you’re done, click the Save button.

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Step 10. Then, On the “Screen Saver Settings” window, click the Apply button.

Step 11. At last, click the OK button.

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That’s all for this article. I hope this article will add some value to your work.

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