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Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image

#1 Post by skx » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi all, I want to flash a specific bios splash image but I am terrible with photo editors. I obtained the following after a 2 hours attempt, the idea is right but the quality is terrible. Could some photo editing wizard make a X220 bios splash compliant image like shown in my terrible example? :D

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Source Tux: https://gitlab.com/jstpcs/lnxpcs/blob/m ... x-text.png
Source Thinkpad logo: https://goo.gl/images/1ytUe5

1. THE IMAGE FILE SIZE IS LIMITED TO 30KB
2. RESOLUTION OF THE IMAGE SHOULD BE LESS THAN 640X480
3. VALID FORMATS FOR THE IMAGE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
* BITMAP (.BMP) FILE FORMAT
* JPEG (.JPG) FILE FORMAT
* GIF (.GIF) FILE FORMAT

No idea if Tux should be bigger or smaller to look nice at booting. Thanks a lot at all photoshop/GIMP wizards :D
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Re: Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:39 pm

I gave it a try. Finding generic "code" that is dense like that is quite difficult. As a gif it is ~21K

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Re: Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image

#3 Post by Utwig » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:01 am

If you're using linux, there is jp2a which can turn jpeg into ascii code, including colors and all.
Get jpeg of tux, use j2a to generate ASCII, then do screncap to generate image for BIOS splash.
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Re: Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image

#4 Post by skx » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:30 pm

hmm interesting, will have a look this week :)

@Thinkpad4by3: I liked the smooth colors of the tux image. no way to try using the original tux image? :mrgreen:
ThinkPad X220: i5-2520M CPU 2.5GHz - 8GB RAM 1333 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 250GB - Debian Stretch
ThinkPad X230: i5-3320M CPU 3.3GHz - 8GB RAM 1600 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 500GB - Debian Stretch

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