1.    24 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Put image on desktop


    I'd like to place an image on the desktop. Not an Icon, not the background, just an image. Like a gadget but inactive. Maybe in a window if the window has no header or borders. Oversized icon?
    tcebob
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    This has come up before...
    How can I put a small image on my desktop?
    ...not many answers though.
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  3.    24 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Ok. Thanks anyway. It occurred to me to insert the image to a copy of the desktop wallpaper and use that. Not real flexible but could help.
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  4.    24 Feb 2017 #4
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    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703

    If you have the free FastStone Image viewer, open the folder with a desired picture using Browse in the context menu. Select a picture.
    Then right click on it, select Wallpaper and Set wallpaper anywhere. Then you can resize and position a small image.
    FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
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  5.    25 Feb 2017 #5
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    A splendid image handler, thanks for the tip. It doesn't seem to do exactly what I want, which is to overlay an image on my present wallpaper but it will create a small wallpaper image and place it anywhere on the desktop background. I didn't see an easy way to reverse the process, but not too hard to reset my regular wallpaper via explorer. I'll keep it around and compare it with Irfan view.
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