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
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Technical Solution


Issue



This article provides how to create custom background images for the PGP BootGuard login screen using GIMP.

 


Solution




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

 

  1. Install GIMP on your system.
  2. Open GIMP.
  3. Click File>New.
  4. For the Image Size, select 640x480 from the Template dropdown and click OK.
  5. Click File>Open As Layers and browse to your image file.
  6. Select your file and click Open.
  7. On the menu bar, click Image>Mode>Indexed.
  8. Change the Maximum number of colors: from 255 to 15.
  9. Click Convert.
  10. Click File>Save As, specify a name for your image and save it as a .xcf file.
  11. Select Image>Merge Visible Layers then Merge.
  12. Click File>Export
  13. 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.

 



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