If your Mac OS is password protected, then the first screen you see after starting up is the login screen contains the default image and logo of Mac OS X. Loginox is a Mac application which lets you easily customize the login screen. You can use use Loginox to change the login background image or the login logo by simply dragging and dropping a desired image onto the loginox interface. See below instructions to find out how to keep a custom your Mac login screen background image and logo.
Click Login Image button to change the default Mac login image. The Main Window on the left side will displays the current login background image (JPG, TIF, PNG or PSD). Drag and drop a custom image on the right-hand side window. Once the image is loaded, click Set new Login image button to set it as the new image. In case you don’t like the current image, drag and drop another image to and set it as the new login image.
Note: The contrast of the login screen is set automatically by Mac OS X system. If your image has not enough contrast, the buttons at the bottom of the login screen are not clearly visible. In such a case, you may find another suitable image or edit the existing image and increase its contrast manually.
Similarly, from the Login logo tab, you can replace default logo with a custom image. Just drag the image over New Login Logo and click Set new Login logo to replace the default logo image.
And this is how you can change your default Mac OS X Login Screen and logo.
To revert the changes for switching back to the Mac OS X default login background image or login logo click on the Reset button in the corresponding tab.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard:
The image size of the default image is 2560 x 1600 and has a ratio 8/5.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion:
The image size of the login screen will be automatically adjusted. If the image ratio does not fit, the image will be cropped in the suitable size.
Loginox works on:
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
- Mac OS X10.6 Snow Leopard
- Mac OSX 10.7 Lion