Recent Custom Post - Can we select only specified category

Is it possible to select only a specified category to be displayed in this plugin?

i.e., I post images to blog, and set the category to "photos"... So now im looking fro a way to list the 5 recent photo posts in a widget area.

Thought this would be easy, I tried alternatives and downloaded a bunch of plugins (from and none worked with latest version of wordpress. I tried YD recent Posts but it didnt work either.

So Im wodnering if this can be done with this plugin.
Woudl be great to be able to list recent posts (via category) and with a thumbnail of the image if there is one (not just a featured image).

If this cant do that, do you know of any that can?
'best recent post' comes close except it requires a featured image also.

Thanks :slight_smile: