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

Screen Saver is part of every Windows operating system, including Windows 11 and 10. Even you can easily customize it according to your needs. For instance, you can turn on or off the screen saver, change timeout settings, password protect the Screen saver, and so on.

The screen saver also allows you to set a single photo or multiple images as a screen saver on Windows 11 or 10. When you set countless pictures as a screen saver, the images will display as a slideshow when the screen saver runs on your Windows 11 or 10 PC. This is the built-in feature of Windows operating systems, which means you don’t need to download and use a third-party tool to set photo(s) as a screen saver on your system.

In this growupwindows article, you will learn to set Photos or Pictures as a Screen saver in Windows 11 and 10 PCs.

How to Set Photos as a Screensaver in Windows 11?

To set Photos as a screen saver in Windows 11, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Windows 11 Settings app.

To do that, press the Windows + I hotkey on the keyboard. Or, right-click the Start button and select Settings in the pop-up menu.

Step 2. Next, choose the Personalization category in the left sidebar in the Settings window.

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

Step 4. After that, click the Screen saver tile to open the Screen Saver Settings dialog.

Step 5. In the Screen Saver Settings window, use the “Screen saver” drop-down menu and pick the Photos option.

Note: By default, Windows 11/10 uses photos saved in the Pictures folder in Windows Library for the screen saver. To use the images from the other folder, keep reading the post.

Step 6. Now, press the Settings button beside the “Photos” option.

Step 7. Click the Browse button beside the “Pictures” option when the “Photos Screen Saver Settings” window appears on the screen.

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

Step 9. If you need, you can change the Slide show speed and enable the Shuffle pictures option. Once done, click the Save button.

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

Step 11. At last, hit the OK button.

Note: If sub-folders are under the selected folder, photos in sub-folders will also be used for screen savers by Windows 11 or 10.

How to Set Photos as a Screensaver in Windows 10?

To set images as a screen saver in Windows 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, right-click the blank space on the Desktop and choose the Personalize option.

Step 2. Once done, the above option will take you to the Personalization page under the Windows 10 Settings app.

Step 3. On the left sidebar of Settings, select the Lock screen option, and on the opposite side, click on the Screen saver settings link.

Step 4. When you’re done, the Screen Saver Settings dialog will open. Here, pick the Photos option in the Screen saver drop-down menu.

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

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, keep reading the post.

Step 6. Click the Settings button beside the “Photos” option.

Step 7. Then, click the Browse button beside the “Pictures” option when the “Photos Screen Saver Settings” window appears.

Step 8. Select a folder containing all images you want to use as a screen saver and click the OK button.

Step 9. Now, if you want, change the Slide show speed and enable the Shuffle pictures option. When comfortable, click the Save button.

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

Step 11. Finally, click the OK button.

That’s it.

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