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Good Afternoon,

I have a number of desktop themes on my Windows 7 PC that change from one picture to the next after a certain time interval.

Is it possible to create my own desktop wallpaper theme, with my own pictures that are in JPEG format ?


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Yes, you can save your desktop theme in Windows 7.

Set it up however you want it to be - the various pictures in the desktop slideshow, the timing of the transitions, etc. You will see in the "Personalization" window a theme called "Unsaved Theme". Right-click and click "Save As". Now you can save your theme for later use!

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How do I create the "theme" in the first place ? – Simon Nov 26 '12 at 17:10
@Simon - I think maybe studiohack made the assumption that you already know how to get to the personalization settings (your question could easily read as "What can I do with this tool?" not "Does this tool exist?". One thing to keep in mind with Windows 7 is that the Start Menu search is your friend - try looking for 'wallpaper' or 'theme'. – Shinrai Nov 26 '12 at 17:13
@Simon set it up however you want - i.e. add the pictures you want to your desktop slideshow, tweak the timings, and then save it as it is. – studiohack Nov 26 '12 at 17:14
@Shinrai - I know how to get to personalization settings, right click desktop, and there are many themes that I have downloaded from Windows Gallery. I have a folder containing many jpeg images (say 15), and I want to make those appear as a theme – Simon Nov 26 '12 at 17:16
@studiohack - Thankyou, I just did exactly what you said and it worked :) – Simon Nov 26 '12 at 17:26

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