How to Add Pictures to Your Computer Desktop

Techwalla may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Learn more about our affiliate and product review process here.
Adding a picture to the computer desktop personalizes your machine.

Customizing your computer desktop is one way to personalizing your workspace. This can be accomplished easily and quickly when using the Windows 7 operating system. In just a few seconds you will be able to use any picture you have saved on your computer as photo wallpaper.


Step 1

Click on the "Start" menu and find the "Control Panel."

Video of the Day

Step 2

Click on "Appearance and Personalization" and "Change Desktop Background".

Step 3

Select the picture you wish to use as your desktop image or choose to search for a different image by clicking on the "Picture Location" drop-down menu or using the "Browse" option.


Step 4

Choose "Save Changes" to make the image you have chosen your desktop picture.

Video of the Day



references & resources

Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...