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Re: How do I put photos onto my desktop (home screen)...
Welcome to Android Central! With file explorer apps like ES, you can typically place a shortcut on a homescreen to a specific folder--tapping on that shortcut would then open ES File Explorer to the contents of that folder.
What you should try is to create a folder (let's call it "Pictures") on the root directory of either your Internal Storage or your External SD card using ES File Explorer. Then, find the photos you're interested in and copy or move them to that folder. Photos taken with the camera should be in /storage/sdcard0/DCIM/Camera if they've been saved to internal storage, or /storage/sdcard1/DCIM/Camera if saved to external SD. If you have Android 4.2 or 4.3, I think the directories may be /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera and /storage/emulated/1/DCIM/Camera.
If you downloaded pictures from the web, they should be in your Downloads folder. The directory for that is either /storage/sdcard0/Download or /storage/emulated/0/Download.
The next step is to make a shortcut for that Pictures folder on your homescreen. I don't have ES File Explorer, so I don't know the exact procedure. But I would guess that there are 2 ways to do it:
(1) In ES File Explorer, select the Pictures folder (either by long-pressing it or highlighting it and pressing the menu button), and see if there is an option to place a shortcut on the homescreen.
(2) Go to your homescreen, then open the App Drawer (i.e., your whole app list), navigate to Widgets, and see if there is a widget called "Folder" or "ES File Explorer." Selecting it will probably open File Explorer, and prompt you to select a folder that you want to place on the homescreen.
If you're successful and you have a shortcut on the homescreen to that folder, keep in mind that it probably won't open up a quick window showing your photos--it will likely open up ES File Explorer right to that folder. From there, you could select and open a photo.