Leopard "splash screen" How to change?

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    zagato27

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    Probably not the most descriptive thread title. This is what I want to do. I'm running Leopard on a G5. I have three "users", so when I boot up or awake you see the screen with the three user "profiles" to click on and log in. The background screen is a "star burst" looking screen which I would like replace with a photo. Can this be done? How? If it's easy and just a matter of finding a file and replacing it I can do it however if it involves Terminal I'll just live with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Cheers
     
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    So, you want to change the background image BEHIND the log on window?
     
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    Yes, exactly.
     
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    Is there's an alternative way to do this in Tiger?

    I'd like to change mine but my default desktop isn't located there. In fact, I can not find it anywhere.
     
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    There is...ive done it however don't remember how. Instead i found another piece of software that can do it. THis time for free I think

    http://keakaj.com/visage.htm
     
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    Am trying this. Freeware for 7 days then limited in total abilities. It's $10 to register so we'll see. Tried to use Terminal but couldn't get it to work...wish I was more of a geek. But this did work. Hope the reduced abilities will allow me to change the login background screen. Check back in a week or so. Cheers
     
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    All you have to do is rename the Aqua Blue wallpaper to something else, and put another image in its place.
     
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    ^ What he said

     

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    zagato27

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    Well, my 7 day free trial ended today and darn if the one feature I wanted (ability to change the background on the login screen in Leopard) was disabled. Ok, I'm not a geek and I did try and use terminal to change the background screen per instructions on the net but just couldn't get it to work. Sooooo, bit the bullet and forked over $9.95 actually I had a $4 credit on my account os really $5. I'm happy, it was worth it. Guess I'll have to check out all the other features of the Visage software and see what they do. Cheers
     

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