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Published on 05.29.07 by Brent Trahan

Show Pictures in Windows Photo Gallery as a Screen Saver

Learn how to display pictures from Windows Photo Gallery as a screen saver in Windows Vista.


This guide shows you how to show off pictures from Windows Photo Gallery in a screen saver.

Set Photo Screen Saver Settings

The first thing you need to do is open the Photos Screen Saver Settings window.

  1. Right-click on an empty space of your desktop and select Personalize.
  2. Click Screen Saver.
  3. Change the dropdown list to Photos under Screen Saver.
  4. Click Settings.


Show All Pictures in a Folder

By default the Photo Screen Saver will show all pictures in your Pictures folder.

You can change which folder it shows pictures from by clicking Browse, and then browsing to and selecting the folder you want the Photo Screen Saver to show pictures from.

Show Select Pictures

If you use Windows Photo Gallery to tag and rate your pictures the Photo Screen Saver can be set to only show select pictures based on tags and ratings.

To show select pictures from Windows Photo Gallery check off Use all pictures and videos from Photo Gallery.

You can only show pictures that have a certain tag by typing the tag under With this tag.

You can show only the best pictures by setting to only show 4 or more star rated pictures under With this rating or higher.

If you don’t want to show certain pictures check off Don’t show items tagged and give the pictures you don’t want to show a specific tag like NoShow and type the tag NoShow under Don’t show items tagged.

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  1. me hall says:

    if you do this the pc will not go into standby

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