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Guide ,
Oct 24, 2017

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Is there a way to disable the horribly unsettling splash screen of an over processed woman in the October 2017 iteration of Photoshop.

It's an unpleasant image.  It looks like all those over cooked images that indicate inexperienced photographic processing.  It's everything I detest.  Now I have to see it every time I load the app.

Grumpy old man, over and out!

This only works if you then load PS from it's own icon not if you click on a document or 'open with' to launch PS. Better than nothing! It may also only work on Windows, have no idea if you can do similar on MAC.

On PC/Windows

Find the actual 'photshop.exe' (not the shortcut), if you have it on your taskbar you can right click it, move up to the actual program icon then right click that and select 'properties'

In the top most box you'll see Target: and a box to the left with the path to photoshop in quote marks. AFTER the quote marks simply put in -NoSplash

then apply / ok. Don't put any quote marks around -nosplash and put a space after the last quote mark and the -nosplash.

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Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release

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Oct 24, 2017

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Is there a way to disable the horribly unsettling splash screen of an over processed woman in the October 2017 iteration of Photoshop.

It's an unpleasant image.  It looks like all those over cooked images that indicate inexperienced photographic processing.  It's everything I detest.  Now I have to see it every time I load the app.

Grumpy old man, over and out!

This only works if you then load PS from it's own icon not if you click on a document or 'open with' to launch PS. Better than nothing! It may also only work on Windows, have no idea if you can do similar on MAC.

On PC/Windows

Find the actual 'photshop.exe' (not the shortcut), if you have it on your taskbar you can right click it, move up to the actual program icon then right click that and select 'properties'

In the top most box you'll see Target: and a box to the left with the path to photoshop in quote marks. AFTER the quote marks simply put in -NoSplash

then apply / ok. Don't put any quote marks around -nosplash and put a space after the last quote mark and the -nosplash.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017

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No it can't be disabled.

On the good side, at least Photoshop does not now steal the windows focus multiple times during launch, so if you use multiple screens you can get on with something else

Dave

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Oct 24, 2017

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That's a shame.

Whilst it's good to be able to get on with other stuff during load, I'm still aware that this lurid mishmash of misconceived imagery is lurking somewhere beneath the surface on MY workstation.  I don't want it there.

Ugh!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 24, 2017

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It could be worse...remember this?

CC14.png

Seriously, I couldn't agree more. I'm embarrassed every time I have to open the application with someone watching over my shoulder.

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Participant ,
Oct 27, 2017

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You are right, Jon-M-Spear. I perfectly share your feelings.

In cannot help you.

I found only how change it in InDesign CC 2018 for mac :

Application/InDesign/InDesign[open the package]/Contents/Ressources/ID_SplashCC.png and ID_SplashCC@2x

But I dont find the same way in the Photoshop package. Yet he should be somewhere…

Koenraad

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2017

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Yeah, that one was horrible, however for me, the image of the anorexic woman in CC 2018's takes the "Most Hideous Photoshop Splash Screen Award" in Adobe's history. I cringe whenever this version of PS opens. For the love of GOD, I wish Adobe would oust the panel who chooses these images. It's clear they lost their ability to discern between the truly worthy and the hideous. Wow!

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 13, 2017

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Yes it can.

put '-noSplash' on the launch properties (see my other more detailed post).

Only works when launching from the app icon though (not if you double click a file)

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2017

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Is it possible to disable the splash screen on a mac? This latest splash screen is killing me.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017

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ISTR reading that they stopped us being able to edit splash screens a good few versions ago, to prevent misuse / abuse.  Something along the lines of Rolls Royce cars have to be transported in closed trailers if they break down.  The sad reality is that they probably have a point.  I can remember when we discovered Auto-Correct in MS Word in the lab I worked in, and the boss's computer was set so when he typed his name, it immediately replaced it with something we thought more appropriate. 

Meanwhile, here's something for the aging reminiscers to go all gooey eyed over.    Them were the days...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017

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That's right. It was still possible in CS3, and maybe CS4. Mostly people wanted their own business name in there, presumably to impress clients - but we saw some horrible alterations here in the forums, people asking "how do I do this" and you just cringed...present examples pale in comparison.

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Participant ,
Oct 27, 2017

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But why is it yet possible with InDesign ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017

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Because it hasn't been necessary to remove it there - the typical user is very different. Every gamer- and youtube-kid wants to have Photoshop to play around with. In contrast, InDesign is still an application mainly used by people who make a living from it.

That said, judging by the recent splash screens, you couldn't tell the difference.

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Participant ,
Oct 27, 2017

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I've change yesterday may splash screen in Indesign on my mac, very easy : its a normal png file in the Ressource folder.

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Participant ,
Oct 27, 2017

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Thank you for all your clarifications.

Now, can you say me where I could at least erase a file in order to hide this picture ?

I prefer to see nothing during start of PS than this one.

Thanks,

Koenraad

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017

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If it was possible to just delete a file, it would also be possible to edit it. There's no way you can get to it.

Lightroom has a Preference to show/hide splash screen, but Photoshop, unfortunately, doesn't.

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Participant ,
Oct 27, 2017

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Its a pity…

Thanks anyway.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2017

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You can bring this up for discussion here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

Unfortunately can't say how long that will take if at all.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2017

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I would take the faceless woman over the ugly woman any day. ADOBE, REPLACE IT NOW!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 02, 2017

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You are talking to Forum volunteers. We have no say in the programming decisions.

This will get you closer to the product managers.

Photoshop Family Customer Community

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Nov 02, 2017

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Please to enjoy.

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Nov 03, 2017

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I can't decide if she's been battered or had a bad acid trip. Whatever it's suppposed to be, it is repulsive.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 12, 2017

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kennethh44261195  wrote

I can't decide if she's been battered or had a bad acid trip. Whatever it's supposed to be, it is repulsive.

Someone asked what a PSD is in Photoshop on Quora yesterday.  The question seemed worthy of a factious answer.

It’s what Graphic Designers get high on. If you visit the local Digital Artist’s hang out, you’ll often hear the most spaced out of them say, ‘I totally tripped out on PSD last night’, and met with a chorus of replies like ‘Those are heavy pixels man’.

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Jan 18, 2018

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I despise the splash screen myself, and couldn't agree more the the OP.   It's a very violent image being 'sold' as art.  She's been pierced but is still alive (oh, how creative) as her eyes show.  And I think that is exactly why every person objecting, like myself, is disgusted by it.  

And most of the comments from the ACP's are all attempts to 'gently' tell you your a nut case for even bringing it up.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 19, 2018

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Art is often ugly and often violent, haven't you seen the 'Scream' by Edvard Munch it's terrifying but brilliant. Then you have Michelangelo's painting showing St Bartholomew being flayed alive with his skin neatly folded like bed sheets-now that's violent, but universally considered to be a masterpiece. Almost every Christian church has a representation of Christ nailed with rusty nails to a wooden cross, blood streaming down his arms and feet and often for good measure a spear penetrating his abdomen and his intestine spilling out. You need to remember that Photoshop was created originally 25 years ago for digital artists many of whom will have been to art school and seeking to produce impact imagery and you don't get that with pictures of baby pandas frolicking in the snow or cute puppies peering out of a basket with ribbons around their necks.

I don't think anyone who likes nice pictures is a 'nutter' but that kind of imagery takes very little skill to produce and that's the point-it doesn't show off Photoshop's potential. The girl in the splash screen looks as if she has a heroin addiction and has a look that's incredibly difficult to reproduce , but I bet you in real life she's an attractive model with good skin and in the rudest of rudest health. The artist therefore show what Photoshop can really do in transforming a normal looking woman into a sickly looking women with a few months to live. I don't like seeing someone in that state but admire the skill of the artist to create that look as I know just how hard it is to do. Dag is

a great photographer from what I have seen of his work, but I bet he gets the most satisfaction from not the bright pictures of the Fjords on a sunny day but from the dank , moody images as a storm is building , creative people are like that. 

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Jan 22, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Terri+Stevens  wrote

Art is often ugly and often violent, haven't you seen the 'Scream' by Edvard Munch it's terrifying but brilliant. Then you have Michelangelo's painting showing St Bartholomew being flayed alive with his skin neatly folded like bed sheets-now that's violent, but universally considered to be a masterpiece. Almost every Christian church has a representation of Christ nailed with rusty nails to a wooden cross, blood streaming down his arms and feet and often for good measure a spear penetrating his abdomen and his intestine spilling out. You need to remember that Photoshop was created originally 25 years ago for digital artists many of whom will have been to art school and seeking to produce impact imagery and you don't get that with pictures of baby pandas frolicking in the snow or cute puppies peering out of a basket with ribbons around their necks.

I don't think anyone who likes nice pictures is a 'nutter' but that kind of imagery takes very little skill to produce and that's the point-it doesn't show off Photoshop's potential. The girl in the splash screen looks as if she has a heroin addiction and has a look that's incredibly difficult to reproduce , but I bet you in real life she's an attractive model with good skin and in the rudest of rudest health. The artist therefore show what Photoshop can really do in transforming a normal looking woman into a sickly looking women with a few months to live. I don't like seeing someone in that state but admire the skill of the artist to create that look as I know just how hard it is to do. Dag is

a great photographer from what I have seen of his work, but I bet he gets the most satisfaction from not the bright pictures of the Fjords on a sunny day but from the dank , moody images as a storm is building , creative people are like that. 

Are not what we really debating is what is appropriate to put on the Photoshop start up screen?

The sacred image of Jesus you outlined above is a reminder of what He endured, yes it is violent, but Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before him, and his love for his father! (not fear nor deathly images got him to freely be crucified).  There is nothing more powerful than love.   

Further, the Bible is chock full of violence. God even uses or allows it to bring about his purposes.  A teenage boy could slaughter a giant, with God's help...But that doesn't mean God wants us to meditate on it.  Constantly seeing the same image, cause one to meditate on it.  And there is no (easy) option to change it! That is the problem, and why the OP posted!

I know the 'allure' of evil, oh how beautiful it appears on the surface...But the pain that inevitably follows always eclipses any temporary joy...For example, the affair that promises 'love' ends in a gnashing of the teeth.  

What I will do, is meditate on the revealed word of God, no higher authority exists:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Phill 4:8 KJV

Some other possible startup images:

https://creators-images.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/2c52f82d834819cb6526b6e4c0474a8...

Calm and Stars. Oil painting by Yongsung Kim. Image courtesy of Foundation Arts

Youngsum Kim

https://www.foundationarts.com/content/images/thumbs/0053690_the-healing-touch-print-only-18-X-12_60...

Youngsum Kim

https://www.foundationarts.com/content/images/thumbs/0053690_the-healing-touch-print-only-18-X-12_60...

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Jan 23, 2018

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Terry Stevens Stated "The girl in the splash screen looks as if she has a heroin addiction and has a look that's incredibly difficult to reproduce"

I don't see anything wrong with what you've written and I agree with most of it. That was my take on the image whenst I gazed upon her facial features nothing more. I like the image actually, I recall the era of "Twiggy" for instance. Emaciated beyond thin yet the envy of many advertisement rags. The grunge era and so-forth. Art and imagery take many forms. We're all critics and judgemental. I know you don't like America, you've made that crystal clear. Oh no, have I said to much...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2018

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I really like your paintings, they would make great splash screens. It's impossible to tell how much you have used Photoshop to get the final results but the images are very aesthetically pleasing.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2018

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What makes you think I don't like America? It's true I don't like Donald Trump and the Republicans who cling onto his coat tails because they believe that greed is good and being dishonest telling lies is an acceptable political tactic and that's immoral . I'm not alone in thinking that but it's not a reflection on Americans as a whole just a corrupt administration that could very easily plunge the world into a catastrophe due to ignorance. Surely you cannot think Trump understands foreign affairs? Since becoming president he has just stirred up hate banning people from countries where he has no business interests or golf courses and is now moving an embassy to Jerusalem, one of the most sensitive areas of the world-which will cause a massive explosion of violence.  Saudi Arabia financed, planned and supplied most of the terrorists for 911 and yet they are not on Trump's banned list why? Iran is on the list even though they have never attacked America or any European country. Most Americans think America gave the Iranians billions of dollars for the nuclear deal-completely untrue-it was Iranian money that had been frozen for decades due to sanctions and came from oil sales-Trump must know that but continues to pretend massive bribes were paid. Trump has threatened not to honour NATO commitments to countries that don't spend 2% of GDP on defence, this includes Germany. Why does he insist on this? Because most military equipment in NATO is bought from American companies like Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics who coincidentally are big donators to the Republican Party. When you factor in the fact Trump is a racist bigot , an unfaithful husband and probably has been laundering money for Russian racketeers for years-there is not much to like about him.

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Jan 23, 2018

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...well hell, don't stop there lets not forget the murders that you mentioned happen on what seems a nightly occurrence. the invasions of other sovereignties because we're devil dogs only wanting to kill, kill and kill more. all true. blood runs our streets to the gutters we are gun crazy. black hate whites and whites hate blacks and our dirty laundry hangs out there for the whole world to see and criticize. we do have a dangerous clown in the white house but we (not all) voted him there because we feel democracy is an ongoing experiment with trump being an added element to the the toxic brew that's known as america. but i ask you terri in all that you see bad can't you remember any damn thing good! can't you remember when...and don't you recall that...and where would the world be without us. someday as history has shown this too shall end and what will the world remember about us.

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Apr 08, 2018

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It may be political. The woman is upset because her preferred candidate didn't win. The glass ceiling fell on her.  It's effective art, albeit cringe-worthy in a professional environment.

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I can live with this splash screen, but can't work out why it took two artists to create it?

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She looks serious like she's been sexually molested and wants to tell her story to the whole world and file a complaint.

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Jan 01, 2018

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Ugh!  I grit my teeth when I see this image!  They could at the very least have found an attractive woman, not one with such a huge nose!

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Jan 04, 2018

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Gah! I'm so sick of seeing that miserable startup screen every day.

I am sure she is a beautiful person, and I mean that sincerely. But it's a poor choice for a splash screen that will show every time photoshop boots up.

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Second this.

Using peoples faces is very concrete. Not everyone will identify with a specific face.

Best Photoshop splash screens, the guy in the spiralling rockface and the girl walking towards a tree. Impersonal enough to apply to all.

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