Create Custom BootGuard Background Images with GIMP - PGP Desktop 10
|Article:TECH149599|||||Created: 2009-10-19|||||Updated: 2014-07-23|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149599|
This article provides how to create custom background images for the PGP BootGuard login screen using GIMP.
If you are using PGP Desktop in a PGP Universal Server-managed environment, an administrator can customize the PGP Whole Disk Encryption BootGuard screen to include additional text or a custom image such as your organization's logo.
Custom background images created for the PGP BootGuard screen must meet the following specifications:
- XPM files only.
- Image size of 640 by 480.
- Palette of 15 colors only, including black (one color is reserved for fonts). You do not have to use all 15 colors in the image.
- 8-bit RGB only (cannot be 16-bit RGB). You can verify you are using 8 bit by looking at the XPM header using a text editor: 8-bit values appear as #285A83 (one hex triplet), 16-bit values appear as #28285A5A8383 (two hex triplets).
This article details how to use GIMP to create a customized PGP BootGuard image. GIMP is a freely distributed image/photo editing software that can be downloaded here.
To create a customized BootGuard image
- Install GIMP on your system.
- Open GIMP.
- Click File>New.
- For the Image Size, select 640x480 from the Template dropdown and click OK.
- Click File>Open As Layers and browse to your image file.
- Select your file and click Open.
- On the menu bar, click Image>Mode>Indexed.
- Change the Maximum number of colors: from 255 to 15.
- Click Convert.
- Click File>Save As, specify a name for your image and save it as a .xcf file.
- Select Image>Merge Visible Layers then Merge.
- Click File>Export
- In the bottom left corner, Expand the + Select File Type, select X Pixmap Image .xpm, then Export.
You can now import the image to the server for your user policy.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149599