The original purpose of screen saver feature was to prevent burn-in in CRT displays. These days, users need not worry about burn-ins thanks to LCD and LED technologies. This could be the reason why Microsoft is no longer adding new screen savers.
Today, most users use the screen saver feature to improve privacy when they are not around. Turning on and using screen saver feature in Windows 10 fairly easy although you need to perform a few more clicks than earlier to open Screen saver settings.
In addition to built-in screen savers, there are third-party tools available to set your own video file as screen saver in Windows. Photos management software such as Google Picasa offers an option to use photos as screen savers.
Use photos as screen saver in Windows 10
Luckily, you don’t need to use a third-party tool to set photo(s) as screensaver in Windows 10. You can use the built-in screensaver feature in Windows 10 to set photos as screensaver in Windows 10. Here is how to do it.
You can either set single photo or multiple photos as screen save in Windows 10. When you set multiple photos, Windows 10 will show these photos as slideshow when screen saver is running.
Setting photos as screen saver in Windows 10
Complete the given below directions to make Windows 10 use photo(s) as screensaver.
Step 1: Open Settings app. Navigate to Personalization > Lock Screen.
Step 2: Scroll down the Lock Screen settings page to see Screen Saver settings link. Click Screen Saver settings link to open the classic Screen Saver Settings dialog.
Step 3: From the list of screen savers available, choose Photos from the drop-down dialog.
Step 4: By default, Windows 10 uses photos saved in Pictures folder for screen saver. If you want to change this location, click Settings button to open Photos Screen Saver Settings dialog.
Step 5: Click the Browse button, select a folder and then click Ok button. Click Apply. That’s it! Note that if there are sub-folders under the selected folder, photos in sub-folders will be used for screen savers as well.
As you can see in the picture above, you can also see slide show speed of photos screen saver. There is even an option to shuffle pictures.
From now onwards, Windows 10 will use the photos saved in the selected folder for screen saver.
You might also like to know how to set a screen saver as desktop background in Windows.