Splash Screens

 

I can't remember if we decided or not to start a "Splash Screen" area (like the sounds and icons). I think that would sorta cool.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -
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Any jpgs will do so I am not

Any jpgs will do so I am not sure an image library is very useful.

Any JPEG scaled to 320x240 is viewable full screen with the Nuvi3XX. I am not sure what the dimensions are for the wide screen like Nuvi 6XX. Also if you don't mind vertical or horizontal bars any size JPG is viewable, but large images do waste memory space.

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Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp, Garmin Topo

Image Size

I found on my nuvi 200 that the splash screen has to be shorter than the screen dimensions, otherwise the GPSr will shrink the image, causing jagged edges.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Yeah, I knew all that, I

Yeah, I knew all that, I simply thought that it would be cool to share custom splash screens. For instance, I have one that I made that is a korean sword with the korean flag background, of course, unless you were into korean history, martial arts, or just being korean, you probably wouldn't want it...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I'd like one with the Honda logo.

I'd like one with the Honda logo. I haven't tried creating one yet, but if someone else has already gone through the trouble ...

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

A splash screen library is

A splash screen library is on the list of things to add once we get the programing for the updated database is finished.

Miss Poi

Honda logo?

Sure, no problem. I have one right here. If the size is wrong, let me know what size you want.

http://unexco.com/honda-logo.jpg

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

My Splash Screen shows...

A jpeg with my name and secondary e-mail address on it as a "This GPS belongs to...".

While it won't help if stolen, hopefully if I misplace it then some kind soul might contact me to return.

Hopefully...

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Nuvi 715 (Sucks), Nuvi 670 (dead)& Garmin GPS 72. South African living Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

JSFJr wrote:

Sure, no problem. I have one right here. If the size is wrong, let me know what size you want.

http://unexco.com/honda-logo.jpg

Thanks. I'll give it a try. I tried creating a Splash Screen with a logo I downloaded, but couldn't get the size or background right.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Display Size

Though my non-widescreen nuvi 200 has a display size of 320 x 240, I have found that the Splash Screen image needs to be shorter, 320 x 160.

Full screen images work fine in the slide show, but the Splash Screen image is downsized to make room for the copyright data and USB connection icon at the bottom of the screen.

To prevent the Splash Screen image from being downsized (important for me since mine has contact info text) it can only be about 2/3 of the screen height.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Trade?

DeltaSly wrote:

A jpeg with my name and secondary e-mail address on it as a "This GPS belongs to...".

While it won't help if stolen, hopefully if I misplace it then some kind soul might contact me to return.

Hopefully...

Well, If i find it, I'll mail you my Nuvi350 and keep your 670...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Mine works

gdfaini wrote:

Though my non-widescreen nuvi 200 has a display size of 320 x 240, I have found that the Splash Screen image needs to be shorter, 320 x 160.

Full screen images work fine in the slide show, but the Splash Screen image is downsized to make room for the copyright data and USB connection icon at the bottom of the screen.

To prevent the Splash Screen image from being downsized (important for me since mine has contact info text) it can only be about 2/3 of the screen height.

My splash screen is 320x240 and it works fine.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Aaaahhhh....!

Sneaky AsianFire...! wink

At least then I'll know that 'Carmin' is in good hands but I'll be stumped if I know what I would do with all your USA POI's!...

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Nuvi 715 (Sucks), Nuvi 670 (dead)& Garmin GPS 72. South African living Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

honda logo

Ok, here it is, 320x160...

http://unexco.com/honda-logo2.jpg

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

Maybe, but I'll bet

asianfire wrote:

My splash screen is 320x240 and it works fine.

Maybe, but I'll bet the image size has been reduced to fit. Either that, or the 350 does it differently than the 200.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Cool, Thanks.

JSFJr wrote:

Ok, here it is, 320x160...

http://unexco.com/honda-logo2.jpg

Cool, Thanks.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Splash Screen Dimensions

I used the raw dimensions of my 660, 480x272 pixels. No truncation, no noticeable jaggies. I included my cell phone # (purposely altered) just in case an honest person finds it. Here's a link.

http://www.catalina42.org/photos/z4-480-272callx.jpg

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How do you load a picture to

How do you load a picture to the splash screen?

Splash Screen

kilikena11 wrote:

How do you load a picture to the splash screen?

Copy the .jpg file into the JPEG folder on your device. Then open the picture viewer and select the check box to show on power up.

Duh?

That's a good idea I never considered!

A Simple Splash Screen For Lost/Stolen Nüvis

I like (and use) Gary's idea for a splash screen...
http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page5.htm#splas...

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COWBOY CREED -- If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.

smileys

say what you mean and mean what you say...

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CA

Splash Screens

Splash Screens have been discussed often, especially in reference to theft. example:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9911?page=1

A library would be nice but many people might not know how to customize them for their own particular need.

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Splash Screen

I just installed Gary's splash screen and modified the email addy,Is a good idea to do this for sure!

What is a splash screen?

And sorry young lady for sugesting limewire to share. No fool like a old one. But I have been told , thanks to someone. Heck, I try but do not need to be sued ,so thank you. I am still having a bugger of a time downloading on my Imac. Speed cameras work,CSV files will not. And do you know if there is a extra poi download for a mac. have a great day. Wayne

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Always in need of help with my Garmin 265w gps, and downloading on a Imac Leapard. Thanks always. Soon my Grandaughter will help me, but until then?????

I thank you.

Thanks, but the other isser of extra poi for mac?? Anything out there. Wayne

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Always in need of help with my Garmin 265w gps, and downloading on a Imac Leapard. Thanks always. Soon my Grandaughter will help me, but until then?????

Splash Screen for Lost/Stolen

Great Idea !

POI Loader for Mac 2.1.0

justadad56 wrote:

Thanks, but the other isser of extra poi for mac?? Anything out there. Wayne

The latest version of POI Loader for the Mac is at:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3697

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

Nuvi 200

asianfire wrote:
gdfaini wrote:

Though my non-widescreen nuvi 200 has a display size of 320 x 240, I have found that the Splash Screen image needs to be shorter, 320 x 160.

Full screen images work fine in the slide show, but the Splash Screen image is downsized to make room for the copyright data and USB connection icon at the bottom of the screen.

To prevent the Splash Screen image from being downsized (important for me since mine has contact info text) it can only be about 2/3 of the screen height.

My splash screen is 320x240 and it works fine.

Asianfire, are you saying that a splash screen of 320x240 works fine on a Nuvi 200 (non-wide)?

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I made some splash screens for a 350 and they work great. I put them on my 260 and thye scale down for the text on the bottom that pops up. I like how the 350 puts the text over the photo rather than needing its own black bar on the bottom.

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Splash Screen on 255W.

I just installed a splash screen on my 255W and it works fine. I also want to put a sticker on the back of the unit reading "Unit is Secured" so it can be read through the wind shield to discourage a would-be-thief. Good idea?

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

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HerbSch wrote:

I just installed a splash screen on my 255W and it works fine. I also want to put a sticker on the back of the unit reading "Unit is Secured" so it can be read through the wind shield to discourage a would-be-thief. Good idea?

Trust me, thieves could care less about stickers. If they see a GPS in your car they are going to steal it.

Screen not working on 12V.

My splash screen shows up ok when the unit is not hooked up or hooked to the USB cable. When I hook it to the 12V power cable in the truck it comes on automatically and the splash screen shows too but when I leave it on the power cable and switch it off and on again the splash screen does not show. Is that normal or can that be changed? Any idea?

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Splash Screen

HerbSch wrote:

My splash screen shows up ok when the unit is not hooked up or hooked to the USB cable. When I hook it to the 12V power cable in the truck it comes on automatically and the splash screen shows too but when I leave it on the power cable and switch it off and on again the splash screen does not show. Is that normal or can that be changed? Any idea?

Doesn't look like you got an answer yet so here goes.

The splash screen will only show on boot-up. That's why you get it when you hook up to the USB cable or move it to your truck. My 755 doesn't really turn off when I hit the power button while it has external power applied, it just turns off the screen back-light. You may have noticed that it comes on with the satellites already acquired when you switch it off and then on again in the truck. That's normal but it's something that Garmin doesn't mention in the manual.

Jack j

Thanks...

jackj180 wrote:
HerbSch wrote:

My splash screen shows up ok when the unit is not hooked up or hooked to the USB cable. When I hook it to the 12V power cable in the truck it comes on automatically and the splash screen shows too but when I leave it on the power cable and switch it off and on again the splash screen does not show. Is that normal or can that be changed? Any idea?

Doesn't look like you got an answer yet so here goes.

The splash screen will only show on boot-up. That's why you get it when you hook up to the USB cable or move it to your truck. My 755 doesn't really turn off when I hit the power button while it has external power applied, it just turns off the screen back-light. You may have noticed that it comes on with the satellites already acquired when you switch it off and then on again in the truck. That's normal but it's something that Garmin doesn't mention in the manual.

Jack j

Good to know.

Old topic, but interesting.

This would be a neat feature to see, wonder what other people are using as their Splash Screens?

My Splash Screen is a winding road in the hills near the center of Barbados (oddly enough, the one place I drove that I did NOT have maps for).

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

M31

I have for my splash screen a picture of the great spiral of Andromeda (i.e. M31, the Andromeda Galaxy). Sadly, while I had a route plotted using the Ancient seeding ship Destiny, I had to put myself into suspended animation at the end of season two, and I'm unlikely ever to get out.

*grins*...sorry. Couldn't help but use the Stargate Universe reference.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

splash screen library

Did the splash screen library/database ever get started? I cant find one or am i missing something?

Not sure

knuceme wrote:

Did the splash screen library/database ever get started? I cant find one or am i missing something?

From what I can see, it doesn't appear to have been started. Would be neat to see though!

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Any movement?

Any movement?

a splash screen is a

a splash screen is a wonderful idea.

asianfire wrote:

I can't remember if we decided or not to start a "Splash Screen" area (like the sounds and icons). I think that would sorta cool.

It would be neat

tm1200 wrote:

a splash screen is a wonderful idea.

asianfire wrote:

I can't remember if we decided or not to start a "Splash Screen" area (like the sounds and icons). I think that would sorta cool.

It would be neat. It does not appear that anything has been started on this project.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

I use my forum avatar as my

I use my forum avatar as my splash screen. In case you can't make it out, it says:

ATTENTION: THIS GPS IS STOLEN AND BEING
TRACKED! FOR REWARD INFO CONTACT:
(white out of my real email address)

This will not prevent the unit from being stolen, but it gives me some level of comfort that a potential "fence" may be reluctant to buy it. Many people (some on these forums) don't yet know you can't track a GPS without a transmitter.
You can create this screen on MS Paint.

Larry

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Nuvi 2595LMT Nuvi 2460LMT Nuvi 40LM

is there one for a Honda

is there one for a Honda Interceptor?

Here's what I use

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

That was cool

Juggernaut wrote:

Just a composite I made in Photoshop.

http://members.shaw.ca/anon_y_mous/images/new_garmin_splash.jpg

I want to watch this post.

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Everyone is free to use it, if they like.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Mushrooms

My wife & I try to hunt for Morel mushrooms in the spring when we can. I took this photo a few years ago, cropped it to fit the screen of my Nuvi 660 (480x272) and added my contact info to it.

http://i56.tinypic.com/fth749.jpg

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

what about Tom Toms, is this

what about Tom Toms, is this possible?

Garmin 1450lm and Garmin xlmage?

Hmmm,

- I realy like this idea. Just now starting to research this idea. This may be an option too:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/electronic-toys/117509-custom-garmin...

They talk about a piece of Garmin software called xlmage. Anybody have any experience using this? I have not downloaded yet.

- Anybody have any luck with custom splash screens on a Garmin 1450lm, using this software or not?

Dan - kb8lkh

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- Garmin 45xl, 12xl, Google Navigation, NavFree USA, Garmin 1450lm, Garmin 1350lm -

TomTom

shinbet wrote:

what about Tom Toms, is this possible?

Yes it is, at least for older TomTom devices (ones that use the TomTom HOME application). See

http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6360/kw...

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