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Viewing Pictures and Video in Windows 8.1

Setting a picture on the Photos tile or lock screen

The Photos tile is a live tile. This means that pictures will appear on the tile, and they will change regularly. This is a nice feature, unless there are pictures you don’t want to see on the Start screen that are also in your Pictures folder! If you’d like a single picture to appear on the Photos tile, you can set one. You can also set a photo to be the picture you see on the lock screen.

Set a picture on the Photos tile or lock screen

  1. In the Photos app, browse to a picture to set as the Photo app tile or the lock screen.

  2. Click the picture to use to open it in full-screen mode.

  3. Right-click the screen.

  4. Click Set As.

  5. Click Photos Tile or Lock Screen.