Make a Windows 10 Theme from your personal pictures

Chances are that after a few years of carrying around a camera with you near constantly, you’ve probably racked up a stack of epic pictures that you’d rather stare at instead of the usual melting clock wallpaper fair. Windows 10 makes setting up your own custom theme using your pictures ridiculously easy.

First you’ll need to separate out all your favorite pics. Copy and paste them in to a  folder anywhere on your hard disk. As a beginner’s tip; I suggest that you choose pictures with a wide-angle (large area) view. They tend to look better as background pics than those that are of tight spaces.

Now that you have your pictures all picked out. Open your notifications pain and click the All Settings button. allsettings

Choose Personalization from the menu and then click on Background in the menu on the left. Choose Slideshow in the drop down box in the center. Now use the browse button to locate the folder you saved all of your epic pictures in. Basically you want your screen to look like mine does below but with your folder’s name.

Background

Now pick colors from the menu on the left and check the box that says to automatically pick a color from your image.

Colors

That’s it. Your background will now cycle through all the pictures in your folder and the task bar and window colors will change to match the selected picture. It’s one of my favorite features in Microsoft’s new OS. If you haven’t already upgraded, you should think about it.

 

About Kevin Trent

IT professional with almost 30 years of experience in Infrastructure, Architecting, Administration, Development, and Communications.

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  1. […] If you choose to download themes from a web-site, exercise caution. You have no idea what’s in the files you are downloading; get them from reputable sites and scan them with AV software (right-click on the downloaded file & choose scan with windows defender) before installing. You can also make your own themes; check out my article on how to turn your favorite pictures into one. […]

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