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Create your own GIMP 2.8-Splash Screen!

Create your own GIMP 2.8-Splash Screen!

Submission period:
11 Jan 2011 00:01 UTC – 09 Feb 2011 23:55 UTC

Voting period:
11 Feb 2011 00:01 UTC – 20 Feb 2011 23:55 UTC

Status: finished (22 submissions)

Prizes

Sorry, currently we do have no prizes available – this contest is just for fun (and showing your skills :D)

If you’re interested in sponsoring prizes please let us know via email to team@gimpusers.com. How sponsoring looks is clearly visible at the contests-page on our German portal

Introduction

A so-called splash screen is an image that is shown when launching an application/program on your computer. GIMP is using a standard-splash screen too, but it is pretty easy to change it to another one by yourself. Of course you have to create such a splash screen by yourself now for the upcoming version of GIMP (which will be 2.8) :) Thats what this contest is about. Make your very own splash screen and upload up to 3 of them to our contest system. If one of the submitted splashes is great there is also a chance to have it included as new standard splash-screen or maybe for development-versions of GIMP! However the developers will decide this and we don’t have influence on this!

Specific rules

  • You can use any image stuff you like (photos, brushes, textures etc.) If you do so please mention all the stuff in the description when uploading
  • Please put the Text “GNU Image Manipulation Program”, “GIMP” and the version number somewhere on the splash screen. This is no a “must” but helpful to determine it is a GIMP splash screen!
  • you can upload up to 3 different splash screens, you can also edit or delete all of them while the contest is running. You need to be a registered member to use our upload system!
  • Please save your file as .xcfbz2 too and upload it. This is a compressed xcf-file format that is smaller in size.
  • Make sure all the stuff you need to do the splash screen is not copyrighted by another person that does not allow the usage of it.
  • Any size of the splash screen is possible. But consider, that screen resolutions are not infinite
  • After the contest has ended you’ll be able to vote on all submitted images if you like it or not.
  • Have fun by making the image!

General rules

  • All uploaded images are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.
  • You need a free gimpusers.com account to participate. You can use it to manage your submissions.
  • All images have to be created with GIMP.
  • Submissions are only accepted if uploaded using the Submissions page. Every image is required to be in JPEG or PNG format, and the GIMP workspace has to be uploaded, too.
  • Please save and upload your GIMP workspace as .xcfbz2 file (instead of .xcf). The steps of the creation process should be as traceable as possible so that others can benefit.
  • Make sure that all legal requirements are fulfilled, especially the copyright of used images. You can reference your sources in every submission's description.
  • You can upload up to three submissions and modify/delete it until the end of the submission period.
  • Submissions remain public when you should delete your account, but they won't be associated to an author anymore.
  • Possible prizes are provided by the named sponsors. There is no legal claim to the prizes.

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c55inator
over 5 years ago

Maybe something like this?
http://f.cl.ly/items/0F0n3Z16161E3k1b150P/gimp-splash.png

Cuban-Pete member for over 6 years Cuban-Pete 8 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 5 years ago

Made this for the fun. :-)

Trillrund member for over 6 years Trillrund 4 comments
over 6 years ago

devvv: Thanks a lot I will try to upload the correct files now. ;-)

devvv member for almost 11 years devvv 1464 comments
over 6 years ago

Trillrund: Thank you for the message, we had a disk space quota on the server, which has now been adjusted to allow more uploads ;) Should work fine now!

Trillrund member for over 6 years Trillrund 4 comments
over 6 years ago

Hi all!
I'm not able to upload my splash screen picture. Grr. Please can anybody help me? I have saved them as .xcfbz2. But I got a lot of erroe message. Why?
TIA.
Trillrund

Alinn member for over 6 years Alinn 1 comment
over 6 years ago

I sent :)

devvv member for almost 11 years devvv 1464 comments
over 6 years ago

Cuban-Pete: Please use the "Your submissions" page to upload your splash screen to the contest system ;) The link is found under the contest infos on the top left!

Cuban-Pete member for over 6 years Cuban-Pete 8 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 6 years ago

Little try with rainbow texture in Blender and of course Gimp. I think it is decent, perhaps it inspires others. :)

devvv member for almost 11 years devvv 1464 comments
over 6 years ago

doesn't have to be that spezific size, you can make it as you like.

Cezzare member for over 6 years Cezzare 4 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 6 years ago

Hi! the splash image size should be 275x400 like the current one in 2.6?

devvv member for almost 11 years devvv 1464 comments
over 6 years ago

Hey Ramon! I don't think there is an "official" font if you mean that. maybe you can ask the developers in the gimp irc (chat) if you want so :)

Ramon Miranda
over 6 years ago

WOW, lot of fun. is there a .png file with the GIMP typo used on the site? or better , which is the gimp typography? thanks for the help