Custom Splash Screen

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Today’s Question: During one of your presentations you restarted Lightroom [Classic CC] and I noticed the image that appeared while Lightroom was loading included your GreyLearning logo. How do you customize that startup image?

Tim’s Quick Answer: You can replace the default splash screen in Lightroom Classic CC by simply creating an image of up to 900 by 600 pixels and saving it into the “Splash Screen” folder based on your operating system.

More Detail: The first step to customizing the splash for Lightroom, of course, is to actually create the graphic you want to use for this purpose. Many photographers, for example, prefer to have their company logo or other promotion information appear on the splash screen. This provides a small promotional opportunity when you launch Lightroom with clients to review images.

The splash screen image can be up to 900 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall. Save the image as a JPEG or PNG file, putting it in the appropriate folder based on your operating system.

For Macintosh users, you can get started by navigating to the Library folder. To do so, hold the Option key on the keyboard while choosing Go > Library from the menu. Note that the Library option does not appear on this menu if you’re not holding the Option key. Within the Library folder, navigate to Application Support > Adobe > Lightroom > Splash Screen.

For Windows users you’ll want to start by navigating to the Users folder on your system hard drive (drive C: by default). Then continue navigating to AppData > Roaming > Adobe > Lightroom > Splash Screen.

Once you’ve navigated to the appropriate folder, place your custom splash screen image into that folder. When you restart Lightroom, your customized splash screen will appear while Lightroom is loading.