Chapter 11. Creating a Background Library

In this chapter

  • Where are Windows backgrounds stored?

  • Storing your background files

  • Downloading backgrounds for Windows

  • Creating your own backgrounds

  • Using backgrounds with your themes and skins

One of the most pronounced or obvious parts of a Windows theme or skin is the background. This single image covers the entire desktop and provides the backdrop for the desktop icons and taskbar. In this chapter we take a look at building a background library for your skins.

Often referred to as wallpaper, background images can be downloaded and created. Let's take a look at how background image files are stored in Windows; then we can discuss how you can acquire and create backgrounds for your various themes and skins.

    Skinning Windows XP
    Skinning Windows XP
    ISBN: 078973348X
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 160
    Authors: Joe Habraken © 2008-2017.
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