Is there a website listing the location of all the Windows 10 lock screens?

  • Windows 10 has an extensive collection of lock screen photos, many of which have prompted a question here on Travel.SE.

    Is there a website which lists the location of all of these photos? I imagine Microsoft has purchased an official license, so they should have a record about the photographer and the place where the photo was taken.

    Offtopic, but related: there is a site listing the Bing images

  • Windows 10 has added an update in the latest version allowing users to see where the photo came from. In the top-left corner of each lock screen there is now a short description of the location. Clicking the description opens a Bing search with the location's name.

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    In addition, the "Like what you see?" button now shows the location as well:

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    If you're unable to see the helpful tip, follow this guide from SuperUser. Finally you may try checking Wiki's article on Microsoft Spotlight which lists many of the previously used locations.

    Not for all of them, sadly. But I've written a small PowerShell script that saves those images to a subfolder of Pictures which makes it a bit easier to use TinEye or similar services.

    @Joey can you promote the comment to an answer (with a guide on how to use the script)?

    Well, it doesn't answer the question, but might be an interesting addendum for those images that don't have the overlay (yet). That's why I added it as a comment.

    Today, my lock screen is a line of elephants with sand dunes in the background. It's captioned "Africa". Because, obviously, that's as much information as anyone could want. \*sigh\* They may as well go full 1910 and call it "The Dark Continent".

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