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Add specific picture tile to start screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Add specific picture tile to start screen


    Hi friends,
    Is it possible to add specific picture as a tile, to the start screen?
    Im talking about placing a photo to the tiles screen, can it be done?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yes.
    OblyTile

    [APP] OblyTile - Tile Creator for all programs. - xda-developers

    It creates custom Tiles.
    That is, links to stuff with a picture of your choice.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Oblytile requires program path to create new tile, i want to add just a tile with picture on it, not related to any program.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by atav View Post
    Oblytile requires program path to create new tile, i want to add just a tile with picture on it, not related to any program.
    You can check the boxes to hide Title name & Program & just end up with a tile with no writing on it.
    I just made one with Google as the link.
    No text appears on it:

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    i got it working, thank, is it possible to make large tiles (2 slots) or only the small one?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I can't think of a way to get bigger tiles.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There is an app in the Windows Store called Custom Tiles Maker. It's a freeware app that is limited unless you pony up like a dollar or so. It has a single wide tile in the free version.
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