This is what I get when I open desktop settings on the "Background" tab. The directory I have browsed to has pictures in it but they are not shown when selecting a desktop background.

Someone please help, I've had enough of the vanilla Xubuntu wallpaper.

screenshot showing the Desktop dialog window

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    What type of 'pictures'. The wallpapers that show in that dialog are restricted to types that can be used as backgrounds, some images (even if given a .jpg extension) cannot be used. If you examine your files (eg. file whattype.jpg you'll see what type of images they are, and can check to see if they're compatible) You didn't give release details, so I can't provide more. – guiverc Dec 13 '19 at 3:33
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    You see a folder button there. Just point that to a folder where you have wallpapers, or, alternatively, copy some wallpaper graphics into the folder revealed in that dialog. Normally, a few choices are available. Not sure what happened on your system to have no choices (i.e., no graphics files in that folder). – vanadium Dec 13 '19 at 10:08
  • Its Ubuntu 18.04.3, installed from the mini.iso and I installed Xubuntu minimal when I selected from the software I wanted to install. All the images are compatible, the thumbnails just aren't showing, so I cannot chose an image I want. And I have browsed to the correct folder. – Callum Aubrey Dec 14 '19 at 19:46

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