Monday, January 4, 2010

Gimp tips and tricks: splash page

Since I posted the first Gimp-tutorial a few days ago I realized that having a Dutch-language Gimp could be confusing or inconvenient for posting tuts. So since I had to change that, I took the opportunity to install the animation-thingy Gap as well. I don’t really know how it works or what to do with it (yet) but it looked interesting…Magical Snap - 2010.01.03 23.39 - 017

While I was fiddling around I discovered something else: apparently, you can easily change the splash page of Gimp, the window you get when the program is loading. I always disliked the picture there (sorry, Wilbur) so I quickly made something to replace it. It’s kind of basic, but for now it will do. Maybe later on I’ll make a more elaborate version.

To do this, you need to make an image 300 pixels wide and 400 high. Then, you simply replace the previous picture with yours. You will find it at C:\program files\gimp-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\images. Give the existing splash picture file a different name if you don’t want to loose it and name your picture gimp-splash.png. Done. When you restart Gimp, you’ll have your new splash page.

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