Use Your Photos As A Screen Saver

Use Your Photos As A Screen Saver

Dear Computer Lady,

Can you please tell me how to get my pictures on my computer as a screen saver?

Thanks, Nancy

Dear Nancy,

To get started setting up your pictures as a screen saver, you need two things in place. First, you need to have your pictures stored on your hard drive, preferably in the “My Pictures” folder in XP, or the “Pictures” folder in Vista. The second thing you need is to have either Windows XP or Vista on your computer since this won’t work in Windows 98.

If you have everything in place, let’s get started!

1. Open the Display properties window using one of the two following methods. a) Right click on a blank spot on the desktop, and then click on “Properties” b) Click on “Start” then click on “Control Panel”. In the Control Panel window, click on “Appearance and Themes” and then click on “Display”.

2. In the Display Properties window, click on the “Screen Saver” tab.

3. On the Screen Saver page, click the drop down list under the picture and click on “My Pictures Slideshow” to select it.

4. With the My Pictures Slideshow selected, click on the “Settings” button on the right.

5. On the screen saver options page, you can change a few things like how often the pictures change, and how much of the screen they should fill. Halfway down the page, there is a section that says, “Use pictures in this folder:” click the “Browse” button in that section.

6. In the “Browse for Folder” window, click on the folder that contains the pictures you want to use in your screen saver. If you want to display all the pictures in all the folders in your “My Pictures” folder, just select the “My Pictures” folder.

7. Click “OK” three times to save your changes.