How to Change the Desktop Background Image in Windows 10

In Windows 10, changing the background image is straightforward. Give it a makeover and replace the standard background with a picture of your choice!

Windows 10 comes with a bright, smooth, and user-friendly design. However, you can customize the OS according to your needs and wishes. The first step is to change the background image of your desktop. Not only will it give a fresh look to your computer but it will also put a personal stamp on your device.

Even though Windows 10 comes with a collection of predefined images ready to be used, you don’t have to stick to them. You can personalize the desktop with own images taken with a digital camera or smartphone. In case you have a collection of own pictures and you may want to automatically change them every day or every hour, Windows 10 has a built-in slide show functionality which swaps images. All you have to do is to pick up a folder containing your photos and Windows will know how to deal with them; you will no longer get bored of seeing the same image on your desktop.

But let’s see how to do this step by step.

1. Right-click an empty space on your desktop. From the menu, select “Personalize”.

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2. Select the background. On the Windows that opens go underneath “Choose your picture” and select the one you want to use as desktop background.Change-Desktop-background-Windows-10

3. Choose a color. If you find graphic images are distracting, you may choose a static color as desktop background.

4. Choose an image. The pre-established images in Windows 10 are beautiful but if you don’t like any of them, simply pick your own. Click “Browse” under the picture thumbnails and go for one on the hard disk. I personally don’t recommend to choose images from removable devices, but from PC.

5. Fit the image. If your image does not fit the size of the desktop, you can change its size. Select “Choose a fit” menu and go for an option.

6. Show the slides. Open the “Background” menu and select “Slide Show”. Browse the disk for the folder containing the images and you’re done.

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