You can create a personalized screen saver by displaying selected pictures as a slide show when you aren't actively using your computer.
Open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type screen saver, and then click Change screen saver.
Under Screen saver, click the list, and then click Photos.
To change one or more of the screen saver settings, click Settings, and then do one or more of the following:
To specify the photos to use for your screen saver, click Browse, choose the folder that contains the pictures you want to use, and then click OK.
To change the speed which the photos change in the slide show, click the list next to Slide show speed, and then choose a speed.
To have the pictures appear in a random order, select the Shuffle pictures check box.
Click Save to save the setting changes you made. Click OK in the Screen Saver Settings dialog box.
You can create a personalized screen saver by displaying selected pictures and videos as a slide show when you are not actively using your computer.
Open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Screen Saver.
Click the Screen saver list, and then click Photos.
If you want to specify a location for the pictures you want to use in your screen saver, modify the slide show speed, or configure any other screen saver settings, click Settings. After you make your changes, click Save.
If you don't make any changes to the screen saver settings, Windows will show all the pictures and videos stored in Windows Photo Gallery. If you want to customize the screen saver, you can click Settings in the Screen Saver Settings dialog box, and then do any of the following:
Show only pictures and videos with a particular tag
Type the tag in the With this tag box that is associated with the pictures you want to show in the screen saver. You can enter multiple tags separated by semicolons.
Show only pictures and videos with a particular rating
Click the With this rating or higher list, and then click a star rating.
If you don't rate any of your pictures and videos in Photo Gallery, the screen saver will not show any of them.
The screen saver combines tags and ratings when it looks for pictures and videos to show. For example, if you enter a tag called "Flowers" and a rating of three stars, the screen saver will only show three-star pictures that are tagged "Flowers."
Prevent certain pictures or videos from appearing in the screen saver
Select the Don't show items tagged check box and enter the name of a tag assigned to pictures that you want to keep out of your screen saver.
If you don't want certain pictures and videos to appear in your screen saver, you must first apply this tag to them in Photo Gallery.
Apply a slide show theme to your screen saver
Click the Use this theme list, and then click the theme you want to use.
You can apply any of several themes to your screen saver to display the pictures and videos in different ways. Some themes fill the screen with one picture at a time, while other themes arrange several on screen at once.
Not all slide show themes will work with all computers. If the screen saver can't run with a selected theme, it usually means that your computer's video card is not powerful enough to support the theme.
Play your pictures and videos in random order
Select the Shuffle contents check box.
In order to see your screen saver with high-quality visuals (including themes and transitions), you need to have a subscore of 3.0 for the Graphics category in the Windows Experience Index. Some themes also require your computer’s graphics card to have a feature called Vertex Shader 2.0. To take advantage of all slide show capabilities, you might need to upgrade to a more powerful graphics card. For more information, see Ways to improve your computer's performance.
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