Gimp allows you to set the <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/splash_screen" title="Splash screen" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_screen">splash screen very easily. All you need to do is copy the image to ~/.gimp-/splashes/. There is <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/betting" title="Betting (poker)" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_%28poker%29">no limit on the size or color. You just copy all the images you like to have as splash and one of them would be randomly picked up from the said direcotory for the splash image.
Here is the snippet from the <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/gimp" title="GIMP" rel="homepage" href="http://www.gimp.org/">GIMP man page.
GIMP comes with a default image for the splash screen but it allows system adminis- trators and users to customize the splash screen by providing other images. The image to be used with the splash screen is chosen as follows: 1. GIMP tries to load a random splash screen from the directory $HOME/.gimp-2.6/splashes. 2. It then falls back to using $HOME/.gimp-2.6/gimp-splash.png. 3. If the user didn\'t install any custom splash images, a random image is picked from /usr/share/gimp/2.0/splashes. 4. As a last resort, GIMP uses the default splash image located at /usr/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-splash.png.
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