Eclipse IDE has many customize components, the splash welcome image (purple color loading image) is one of those. I’m very boring to see the purple image loading everyday, a new fresh image will make my development more encouraging :)

How to change Eclipse IDE splash image

1) Find “config.ini” file

Find the Eclipse’s configuration file “config.ini” in the following location


{eclipse.dir}\configuration\config.ini

2) Find “osgi.splashPath”

Open the “config.ini”, find the “osgi.splashPath” to find out where’s Eclipse IDE welcome image stored


osgi.splashPath=osgi.splashPath=platform\:/base/plugins/org.eclipse.platform

The default splash welcome image is stored in the {eclipse.dir} /plugins/org.eclipse.platform folder

3) Find “splash.bmp” image

Find the “splash.bmp” image in the following location


{eclipse.dir}/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.3.200.v200906111540/splash.bmp

3.3.200.v200906111540 is my Eclipse version, it may be different with yours

4) Replace it

Replace the default “splash.bmp” image with yours.

5) Done

Done, restart your Eclipse IDE to see the result

Original

eclipse_splash

Modified

new_eclipse_splash

Reference

1. http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Branding/branding-your-application.html