Create Screen Savers with Photoshop Elements 10 - dummies

Create Screen Savers with Photoshop Elements 10

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

If you have two or more photos you want to use, you can create a Windows screen saver with Photoshop Elements 10. Follow these steps in Windows 7:

  1. Select the desired photos from the Organizer.

  2. Choose File→Export As New File(s). In the Export New Files dialog box that appears, choose JPEG as the file type.

  3. Select your photo size and choose a quality setting.

    Use a size that matches the resolution setting you’re using for your monitor. Use a quality setting of 12 for maximum quality.

  4. Click the Browse button.

  5. Click the Make New Folder button, save the photos as JPEGs to that folder, and name the folder something appropriate, such as Screen Saver. Click OK.

  6. Choose whether to use the original names of your files or a common base name, such as screen 1, screen 2, and so on.

  7. Click Export.

    If all goes well, Elements informs you that it has executed the command.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Choose Start→Control Panel.

  10. Click Appearance and Personalization in the Control Panel window. Under Personalization, click Change Desktop Theme. Then, click Screen Saver in the bottom-right corner.

  11. In the Screen Saver Settings window, choose Photos from the Screen Saver drop-down menu. Click Settings.

  12. In the Photos Screen Saver Settings window, select Use Pictures and Videos From. Click Browse and go to the folder containing your desired images.

  13. Click OK and then click Save.

  14. Specify your other options, such as wait time, power settings, and so on.

  15. Click Apply and then click OK to close the window. Close the Control Panel window as well.

Macintosh users can create custom screen savers even more easily:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.

  2. Click Desktop & Screen Saver and then click the Screen Saver tab.

  3. To choose one of your photos, click the plus sign and choose Add Folder of Pictures. Find the folder with your images and choose the photo.

  4. Specify options.

  5. 5. Click Test to see a preview. If you’re happy, click the Close button in the top-left corner.