Set the Windows 10 Lock Screen Photo as Your Desktop Wallpaper

Saikat Basu 27-01-2017

The digital world has gone visual. We have beautiful wallpapers when we open a browser like Bing. The Windows 10 Lock Screen wallpaper also makes for an eye-catching way to start the day. Here is a quick way to use the current lock screen image as your desktop wallpaper.


Lock Screen Reflection is a tiny Windows 10 tool which can do it automatically and enhance your desktop. The tiny freeware is another way to customize your Windows desktop wallpaper 6 Ways to Customize Your Desktop Wallpaper in Windows Drab desktop? It's time to change your wallpaper! We've got tips for single and multiple monitors, virtual desktops, and lots of creative ideas. You'll love your new desktop backgrounds! Read More .

Unfortunately it doesn’t have a graphical interface, but at least it doesn’t run in the background and nibble away at the CPU. The minimum requirement is that you should have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed.

The way it works is very simple:

  1. Download the tiny portable software.
  2. Double-click the program (lsr.exe) when you need to use it.
  3. Your wallpaper is updated automatically and the program shuts down.

Lock Screen Wallpaper

By default, the program will stretch any images to fit your screen resolution.  But if it does not fit neatly with the real estate on your screen, you can use a few command line switches to set the wallpaper:

  • 0 for Tiled.
  • 1 for Centered.
  • 2 for Stretched.
  • 3 for Fit.
  • 4 for Fill.

What if you want to save the lock screen image for later instead of decorating your desktop with it?

The SAVEONLY switch enables you to bypass the automatic process right now. If you like to use the image as a wallpaper and set it as a wallpaper, you can also do that. Add SAVE to the command line and it’ll keep a copy of the current lock screen image as lsr_save.jpg in the same folder as lsr.exe.

Windows 10 stores the default desktop wallpapers and lock screen background images in a group of folders. Browse to the following location:


You will spot three folders here: Wallpaper (for the default wallpapers), 4K (some high-resolution Windows 10 wallpapers), and Screen (the lock screen wallpapers). You can use the images from here. Or use the tiny software to do the job automatically.

Lock Screen Reflection is a simple solution to a simple problem. It is no-frills right now.

Tell us if you have ever felt like using the Windows 10 lock screen image as a wallpaper? Are there any other solutions around?

Image Credit: Pavel Shelkovenko via

Related topics: Portable App, Wallpaper, Windows 10.

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  1. Vlad
    December 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Could someone please let me know where the picture above has been taken? Thanks in advance!

  2. Shi
    December 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

    What country is that photo from?

    • spavenapassera
      February 11, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Half Dome ...Yosemite park?