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How To Turn Your Favorite Photos Into Desktop Wallpaper

Written By: Donna D. Fontenot

Since digital cameras have become popular, more and more people are learning how to upload photos to their computer. Many of these photos are cherished memories such as pictures of our children, grandchildren, pets, or vacation shots. Most of us want to be able to display our favorite pictures as the background wallpaper on our computer screens, but not everyone is aware of how easy it is to accomplish this. The following instructions will show you how to turn your favorite photos into desktop wallpaper.

For Windows Users:

Windows XP: Right click on the photo name or icon. Click on the option that says, “Set as desktop background”. That’s all there is to it!

Windows 98, 95 or NT: Right click on the photo name or icon. Click on the option that says, “Set as Background”. That’s all there is to it!

For Mac Users:

If you’ve got System 8.5 or higher: Go to the Apple menu and select the Appearance Control Panel. Click on the Desktop tab. If you already have wallpaper on your desktop, click on the Remove Picture button to remove your old wallpaper. Now use the Select Picture button to select the image you want to use. Then, press the Set Desktop button and close the window.

If you’ve got System 8: Go to the Apple menu and select the Desktop Pictures Control Panel. Click on the Picture tab. If you already have wallpaper on your desktop, click on the Remove Picture button to remove your old wallpaper. Now use the Select Picture button to select the image you want to use. Then, press the Set Desktop button and close the window.

Managing and Rotating Wallpaper:

If you want to frequently change your desktop wallpaper, or have it automatically rotate through a set of photos, there are many wallpaper managers that will do this for you. The one that I use is freeware and is called Wallpaper Master. You can download it from http://jamesgart.com/wallpaperchanger/index.html

About the Author

Donna Fontenot is one of those wallpaper nuts who loves to find new photos to display on her desktop. You can find her favorites at her newest website, and download totally free desktop wallpaper at http://www.desksites.com

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