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How do I review the photos in my screensaver?

Bill Straughn3 months agomacOS 10.15.5, Safari


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  • Hello Bill,

    The photo screensavers that are shipped with macOS by default ("Floating", "Flip-up", "Photo Wall", "Classic", etc.) pull the pictures shown from a single folder on your Mac, called the "Source" (as shown in the Screen Saver panel).

    Pictures are selected at random and unfortunately there's no way to see what picture you're currently looking at when the screensaver runs, or what pictures were previously shown. You'd have to manually search the source folder.

    You could have a look at ArtSaver, an alternative screensaver for macOS that can show you the name and exact location of every photo that appears on screen.

    If this is not what you meant by "review the photos", please let me know.

    A moderator edited this post 3 months ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 months ago

  • Rob - thanks for your helpful reply. My screensaver is made up wholly of personal pictures from my "Pictures" I want to review them to see if I missed any I would like to add.

    Bill Straughn3 months ago

  • You could use the Photos app, accessible through the Launchpad in your Dock, to browse through the pictures contained in that folder. You may need to import the Pictures folder (via File > Import) if you've never used the app before.

    It's a pretty bare-bones app, if you'd like more features, check out XnView MP.

    Hope that helps!

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 months ago

  • Thanks Rob - that should do it!

    Bill Straughn3 months ago

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