Custom Splash Screen GPSMap 478.

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  1. ckgdrums

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    I was wondering if anyone has had any success using xImage and uploading a custom splash screen to the 478? I tried a couple of times and kept getting a compatibility error.
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  2. Steve W

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    It's worked fine for me, but remember , your image has to be the exact size and format or it will not work. Use xImage to download a screen shot from the unit and use that as a template for format and size. Don't forget they have to be .bmp files.
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  3. ckgdrums

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    I made it a .bmp file, and resized the image to 480x320 like the other one was, but for some reason it didn't like something about the image I was using. I guess I'll have to keep trying.
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  4. Steve W

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    Check the color depth and color palate of a downloaded screenshot. I bet the problem is there.
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  5. ckgdrums

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    Okay, will do.
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    UPDATE: Okay, I have tried to edit images with MS Paint, PhotoDraw, Adobe PhotoShop (which I do NOT know how to use) and I cannot get anything to transfer to the 478, EXCEPT for a black background only, it transferred just fine....figures.

    So, is there anyone that has had some success creating a Splash Screen with any of the above mentioned programs? And, if so, could you list the specific properties of that image so I could attempt to duplicate that with the image I am trying to send?

    Thank you.
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  7. Steve W

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    I just fiddled a bit in Windows...... It's been awhile :D. A combination of Paint and the resizing powertoy will get the right dimensions (480x320) and color depth (256) but I can't find a way to alter the resolution with them. The resolution must also be changed to 96 dpi. There are a bunch of online image converters, maybe worth a try. I originally used a free version of ACDsee to do this but as with most of the original Windows "freeware", it isn't anymore. HTH.

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    This might help.
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  8. Jamie Z

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    Irfanview will do all of that.

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  9. ckgdrums

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    Thank you. I'll try that and see what I can come up with.
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    IRFanView did the trick. Thank you very much!
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    :thumb
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