Google provides a free screensaver program that anyone can download and use. The Google Photos Screensaver is available as part of the free Google Pack of software. Some of the Google Pack is totally free. However, Google also uses it as an opportunity to let you select other trial and free software to install.
With Google Photos Screensaver, you can create slideshows of your photos, of photos available from Google’s photo feeds, and from other photo feeds — you can even set up your own photo feed to share with friends and family members.
Subscriber John wrote to ask about a problem he was having with the Google Photo Screensaver:
I am using the Google screen saver I have over 100 picture files and have checked all to be included in my screensaver slide show; but the screensaver pulls predominantly from just a few folders. Any idea how to fix this?
Unfortunately, my answer to John was a very simple one…Google gives us very few ways to control the screensaver.
Therefore, the best way to control which photos Google selects and uses for the screensaver is to:
(1) create a folder for pictures for the screensaver photos, and
(2) copy everything you want to show into that folder, and then
(3) set Google Screensaver to use only that folder.