Windows 10: Put image on desktop

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
       24 Feb 2017 #1

    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?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2017 #2

    This has come up before...
    How can I put a small image on my desktop?
    ...not many answers though.
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  3. tcebob's Avatar
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       24 Feb 2017 #3

    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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       24 Feb 2017 #4

    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. tcebob's Avatar
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       25 Feb 2017 #5

    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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