[syslinux] splash screen

Nazo nazosan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:28:57 PDT 2005

Well, I thought I remembered being able to open the images in PSP. 
Either only older versions could do this, or it's unable to handle the
4-bit images used.  However, I presume due to the more raw nature of
this format, the ppm2lss script seems to not mind that PSP saves PPM
files in a 24-bit format.  First thing I do before saving to PPM is
decrease the number of colors to 16 though.

PSP is a windows program, but, I have sucessfully used it with a
minimal number of crashes/etc with WINE via Crossoffice.  Nonetheless,
it is a commercial software, though it does have a shareware version
(I think no limitations other than the legal obligation to buy after
30 days, but, I'm not 100% sure.)  I never tried this in the GIMP
since I've always liked PSP better (and believe me, I like open
source, so I've tried to learn to love GIMP.)

Whether this information is actually useful or not I'm not really
certain.  At least it does sucessfully produce an image which can be
converted via the included script.

On 10/26/05, Stovall, Adrian M. <Adrian.Stovall at durez.com> wrote:
> If you don't mind, could you let us know what those settings were?
> That'd be an awfully handy addition to an FAQ on splash screens for
> syslinux.
> Adrian
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> #Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:40 PM
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> #Subject: Re: [syslinux] splash screen
> #
> #I was able to sucessfully make my own splash logos for
> #syslinux using Paintshop Pro (I think I used version 8.)  It
> #took me a bit to figure out the exact right settings, but,
> #it's definitely possible without tracking down any complex
> #conversion tools or anything.
> #
> #On 10/26/05, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> #> Andrey Vul wrote:
> #> > Is the splash screen RLE is standard 640x480x4 or a modified one
> #> > because I can neither open the file in Photoshop CS2 (Windows under
> #> > ext2fsd) or Gimp 2.2 (Linux and I am unable to
> #> > decipher Perl scripts. Will syslinux support standard RLE?
> #>
> #> There is no such thing as "standard RLE".
> #>
> #>         -hpa
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