How to Set Photos Library as A Screen Saver on Your Mac

Give your eyes visual treat by setting your photos as screen saver on your Mac. Select the best photos of your loved ones or from the last vacation and watch them one by one.

Your photos are your sweet memories you would like to see frequently. But if you tend to store those memories in the deep folders of your Mac, you would certainly forget those memories after some time. Better you should set Mac’s photos library as a screen saver.

This will keep your memories live as you will get to see those photos often on your Mac’s screen. You need to follow some easy steps to set your Mac’s Photos library as a screen saver.

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How to Set Photos Library as A Screen Saver on Your Mac

Related: How to Install New Screensavers in Mac OS X

How to Set Photos Library As A Screen Saver on Your Mac:

Step #1: Click on Apple logo on your Mac.

Click on System Preferences in Mac

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Step #2: Open System Preferences.

Step #3: Now click on Desktop and Screen Saver preference.

Desktop & Screen Saver Settings on Mac

Step #4: Click on Screen Saver tab.

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Click on Screen Saver Tab in Mac

Step #5: Choose your favorite screen saver from the left side panel.

Choose Favorite Screen Saver on Mac

On the right side of the dialog box, you will notice a drop-down menu next to Source.

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Step #6: Click on the drop-down menu.

Screen Saver Dropdown Menu in Mac

Step #7: You can either choose a recent photo event or select Photo Library.

Step #8: From this, you can select number of photos to use as a screen saver.

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Please note that you can select Moment, Collection, Year, Face, Album or Shared iCloud album to use as screen saver. You can also choose individual photos as screen saver.

Step #9: Click the Shuffle Slide Order box to make screen saver auto change among the selected photos in random order.

Screen Saver Shuffle Slide Order in Mac

Step #10: You can choose the time when the screen saver starts. Click the drop-down menu next to Start after and select the time ranges from one minute to one hour. In between, you can choose 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, and 30 minutes.

Step #11: Finally, click the Preview button to view your screen saver.

Preview Screen Saver in Mac OS X

Related: How to Use iCloud Photos as a Screensaver on Apple TV

There is more to this screen saver thing to discuss; we will come up with more information. Till then stay tuned to our social media channels Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Share your feedback with us!

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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