How to Change and Customize Windows 10 Wallpaper Backgrounds

Your Windows desktop wallpaper is likely the first thing you see every day when you start up your computer. Having a customized, personal wallpaper can make your desktop feel more like your own. Windows 10 offers several easy ways to change up and customize your wallpaper background.

Setting a New Wallpaper in Windows 10

Changing your Windows 10 desktop wallpaper is simple:

  1. Right-click your desktop and select “Personalize”
  2. In the Personalization settings, click “Background” on the left
  3. Select “Picture” from the dropdown menu
  4. Click one of the provided images to preview it on your desktop, or click “Browse” to choose one of your own photos
  5. Once selected, choose how you want the image to display (Fill, Fit, Stretch, Tile, Center, or Span)

You can also set up a slideshow of images to rotate automatically:

  1. Follow the steps above but select “Slideshow” instead of “Picture”
  2. Click “Add folder” and choose a folder with images you want to use
  3. Adjust slideshow settings like time between slides and whether to shuffle images

Customizing Your Wallpaper

Beyond just picking a new image, Windows 10 provides customization options:

Choose Multiple Monitors: You can set different wallpapers for each monitor connected to your PC. Useful for a multi-screen setup.

Make Collages: Select multiple images and have Windows combine them into a single collage wallpaper. Great for highlighting special photos.

Add Theme Colors: Match your wallpaper to your Windows color theme for a more cohesive look. The colors can sync automatically.

Set Different Wallpapers: Customize your lock screen, login screen, and desktop wallpaper separately for more personalization.

Use Third-Party Apps: Apps like Wallpaper Engine (paid) or Lively Wallpaper (free) offer animated/video wallpapers and greater customization.

Great Places to Find Wallpapers

Looking for some fresh wallpaper images? Check out these great resources:

  • Bing Wallpaper: New beautiful images daily from Bing. Easy one-click save to your desktop.
  • Windows Spotlight: A collection of gorgeous landscapes and nature photos. Changes daily.
  • Reddit: Subreddits like r/Wallpapers, r/Wallpaper, and r/DesktopWallpaper have thousands of user submitted images.
  • Pexels: Free stock photos and images, all high quality and easy to download. Great for nature, travel, textures, and more.
  • Adobe Stock: Sign up for a free Adobe account to get access to 10 high-res images each month.
  • ArtStation: Amazing collection of digital art that makes for striking wallpapers.

So customize your desktop and make it your own with a beautiful, personalized Windows 10 wallpaper! Let your desktop reflect your unique style and interests.