Question from Rhonda A.: Hi Rick. I have a question for you.
I recently bought a new computer and I just love the pictures that Windows 10 puts on the Lock Screen.
Is there any way to copy those pictures to my hard drive so I can use them as background images? I tried right-clicking on them and that doesn’t bring up a menu or anything.
If you don’t know of a way to do this it’s ok. Thanks for your help.
Rick’s answer: I love those Lock Screen images too, Rhonda. And yes, there is indeed a way to copy them to your hard drive.
There’s a neat little free app in the Windows Store that was designed specifically to download Windows Spotlight photos to your hard drive.
It’s called SpotBright, and here’s how to install and use it:
First, download and install the SpotBright app…
1 – Click the Start button to display the Start Menu.
2 – Click the Store tile.
3 – Type spotbright into the search box, then click on SpotBright app after it pops up.
4 – Click the Get button. Windows will now download and install the app.
Next, use SpotBright to save the Spotlight photos to your hard drive…
1 – After the app has been installed, click the Launch button to open it.
Note: If you have already closed the “Store” window you’ll find SpotBright listed along with your other apps on the Start Menu.
2 – Click Search pictures.
3 – Click the Download XXX new pictures button. (Note: XXX represents the number of photos found during the search.)
4 – After the photos have been downloaded you’ll be asked if you “Want even more pictures?” Answer according to your preference.
5 – Click the Open download location button to open the folder containing the downloaded Lock Screen images.
That’s all there is to it, Rhonda. You now have hundreds of those amazing Lock Screen images to choose from for your background image.
Important: I’ve searched high and low for the copyright status of these images, but I haven’t been able to find that info. If anyone knows the copyright status please feel free to share it with us in the Comments section below.
While it should be fine to use these photos as backround wallpaper images on your own PC, I recommend that you not use them for anything else until you find out about their copyright status.
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