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Customize your Screensaver Illustration Image
A screensaver contains a Customize dialog
box (see What is a screensaver).
The application permits you to customize the illustration image that is
included in this window ():
What kind of images can I use to customize
To be compatible with the customization
feature, the image file must have the JPEG, BMP or PNG format. Also, we recommend you to use an image with the following dimension: Width = 400, Height = 90.
How to create my illustration image?
Create this image using an external application
like Photoshop® (professional tool), Paint
Shop Pro® (shareware tool) or Gimp® (free tool).
A screensaver is a program (see What
is a screensaver). Therefore, it contain an icon. This icon is used
to display it in Windows® Explorer or when you create a Shortcut to it
in the Desktop for example. A standard icon is used but it's now possible
to customize it.
Customize the screensaver image
1. Once your
compatible icon is ready and saved in as an ICO file on your disk, open
your screensaver project. Compile it either as SCR or as Install Package.
Choose Project/Compile an Installable
Screen Saver File (Shift+F4) or Project/Compile
a Screen Saver File (F4).
2. The first
dialog box of the compilation wizard opens. Follow the procedure until Step 3 "Screensaver Customization" if you choose to compile a SCR file (see below) or until Step
5 if you choose to create an install package.
3. Click on
the option Use a custom image in Configure
dialog box to activate it (). The edit fields below
are automatically enabled.
4. In the edit
zone, enter the full path to your
image file on your disk or click the [...] button to browse your disks and locate the file using a standard Windows® dialog box.
5. Once the
pathname has been entered you see a preview of the image in the window
6. If this is
the right image, click Next. You
can continue the compilation wizard. Finish the compilation and test it
to see if the image has been properly changed.
REMARK: You can also customize the image of the install
EXE file if you have chosen to create an installation package (Corporate
Edition only). The procedure
is similar and the image should be 500x60 pixels. Click on the Advanced Customization button in Step
2 of the compilation wizard.
• Make your own icons
• Customize the screensaver icon
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Article written by Axialis Software Team on June 19, 2008.