Photoshop: Allow customization/hiding of the splash screen

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Seriously, put that in the preferences... It used to annoy me in the past... but now with the hideous CS6 splash screens it's simply a necessity.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Ability to edit/personalize the splash screen.

I like the idea in Photoshop cc 2014 of using images on the splash screen. I think it would be nice if the image area was editable, so that users could put their own image, company logo, etc on the splash screen.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The ugliest Photoshop Splash Screen EVER..

I absolutely HATE the Photoshop CC 2014 Splash Screen ... It would be awesome if we were offered (in the NEXT version) maybe 2-3 options to choose from??????? Please consider!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Could you please change the CC 2014.2 splash screen? It scares me to d....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Allow splash screen customization.

I noticed that Lightroom allows for custom splash screens with simply the addition of a splash screen folder.

http://petapixel.com/2014/12/03/neat-...

Can't that feature be added to Photoshop?

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop cc 2014: can I change the splash screen?.

He buscado por toda la web como cambiar el Splash Screen, pero no he encontrado nada ultil. Según lo que he visto solo puedes cambiar el Splash Screen de las versiones anteriores (CS5, CS5)

Alguien que me ayude! O sera que ADOBE quiere ha bloqueado la personalización, impidiendo a los usuarios creativos desarrollar de manera general su creatividad!....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Open screen needs to be changed PS 2018.

I find that the opening screen for PS 2018 is not very pleasant to view. Please either replace or give me an option to remove the female.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PS 2018 Load Screen.

The loading screen in the new Photoshop 2018 creeps me out like few things do. I swear that picture is worse than a creepy clown. Who thought this picture was a good idea? Please get rid of it. I really can't stand it looking at me everytime I launch PS.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled allow changing startup splash image.

Just upgraded to Photoshop CC 19.0 and I'm repulsed every time I see the horrible startup splash image of the person who had an accident in a paint store. It may be just my opinion, but my opinion should count for something on my own system. Please provide the ability for the local user to change the startup splash image as soon as possible.
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My request (allow changing startup splash image) was merged into a thread that started FIVE YEARS AGO??? I give up all hope of this problem being addressed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Disable Photoshop CC Splash Screen.

Please, please, PLEASE give me an option to disable the Photoshop splash screen.  CC 2018 is so vile, I'd rather use Gimp than see this lurid over-cooked image sully my workspace. 
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I followed the "About" trail for PS 2018 from the program to the About concerning the artwork/artists.

Apparently, this artist also provided the splash screen for the 2015 InDesign app. 

My guess is that Adobe may have paid for this artwork and as a consequence would be reluctant or perhaps even contractually restricted from either removing it or allowing customers to remove it.

That would be a shame. While the InDesign splash screen seems appropriate and non-controversial to me, the artwork for Photoshop 2018 is anything BUT non-controversial.

The subject seems to have been the victim of some type of tragic event or crisis. To me, the eyes are pleading for help -- which may be the artists' goal given the samples on the page for the artists.

Wouldn't most companies want non-controversial splash screens rather than something that is polarizing? Although the art may be, to some, an excellent piece of art (obviously not to others given the comments in this thread) I just don't think that it is appropriate to the usage as a splash screen.

You blew it, Adobe. Admit your mistake, pay off the artist's commission, and allow for the elimination and/or replacement of this art for your splash screen.
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To disable the CC 2018 splash screen just add this switch to the target path of your Adobe CC shortcut

"-NoSplash"


Ex : "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Photoshop.exe" -NoSplash

Note there is a space before the switch but none within it.


AFAIK this has always worked for each new PS release.

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Aghh. Spoke too soon. If I start Photoshop from Lightroom, LR of course does not seek out the shortcut with the NoSplash option so I get the ugly splash image. I will have to remember to start Photoshop from the link before calling it from Lightroom.

Please, Adobe, give Photoshop a simple NoSplash toggle.
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"-NoSplash" is a Windows-only solution. There doesn't seem to be a corresponding startup argument for MacOS.
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This is not a convenient solution but if you launch the application from the MacOS Terminal, you can specify a startup argument of  --hide. This will launch the application without the splash screen and the application will remain minimized on the Dock. It comes up pretty fast this way.  To do this, you have to first navigate to the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2018/ directory, or the corresponding directory on your computer.

open -a  "Adobe Photoshop CC 2018.app" --hide
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I was surprised too for the ugly girl photo on cc 2018, to the point I couldn't take it anymore until I found the solution for this "problem" many of us have. 

The solution lies here:
http://psccicon.azurewebsites.net/
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This psccicon solution is amazing. Well worth the time.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please disable or permit us to disable the terrible splash screen art on startup!....

Please disable or permit us to disable the terrible splash screen art on startup. I thought the last several "clip-art ads" were awful. The new 2018 "ad art" is intolerable! I detest being forced to view this every time I start a Photoshop session!
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Maybe glance down at your phone as your software loads so as not to be affected by alternative aesthetics.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please allow me to disable the splash screen because it's ghastly..

You have shipped Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 with a surprisingly unattractive splash screen image. Perhaps your criteria need to be revised. I can understand if you want an image which shows off a number of attractive features of Photoshop, but the image itself should not be ghastly. Surely an accomplished organization like yours can do better. I'd be happy to provide one of my own images if you like www.kennethmorrislee.com. Thanks for listening !
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Kenneth,
Since you are publicly critiquing someone else's work, I hope you won't mind an observation of your own work. 

In my opinion, you could learn a thing or two from the graphic designer Janusz Jurek and photographer Elizaveta Porodina, both of which have very well rounded portfolios.

Incredible work, including the splash screen.
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Stephen - Thank you for your suggestions.

I should have been courteous. I should have qualified my remarks (as you did) with  "in my opinion".   I forgot that art is a matter of personal taste.  Fortunately we are all different. 

Given another chance, I would have simply asked that there be a way to either override the splash screen with an image of our own choice,  or disable it altogether.  

Best wishes,

Ken
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I was surprised too for the ugly girl photo on cc 2018, to the point I couldn't take it anymore until I found the solution for this "problem" many of us have. In case this is seen as "publicly critiquing", please let me honestly say that I don't give a single excretion. 

A simple flower would be something that no one would find ugly, this is not the case of subjective beauty. The splash is ugly for many and not for some, period.

Anyway, the solution lies here:
http://psccicon.azurewebsites.net/
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Customizeable Splash Screen.

Why am I being forced to look at splash screens that are totally not to my liking? You'd think Adobe would have realized that the designers who use their products are opinionated about how things look... I have no desire to deface the splash screen, but I wish I could at least put something in there that's tasteful.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Behance Splash Screen.

Feedback : Displaying a custom user made splash screen for all the Adobe CC 2015 applications is not giving me a professional image of Adobe. The user should be able to decide if they want to see this splash sreen on the loading of the application. Sorry but everybody doesn't like the pictures you picked.
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Woah the new PS 2018 splash screen must be pretty hideous. This feedback has had a lot of activity in the last week.
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Some people don't have anything more important to do. Lack of work, probably.
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I also object to the advertising component in all of this. Next to each splash screen illustration, is a link to each artist's work, which can usually be purchased as "Stock" clip-art through Adobe's CC App. I get enough unwanted advertising shoved at me already. I pay for all of it one way or another, but I don't believe that this incessant marketing of spam every time I use a product  I've already paid for, is fair.

I also notice that some who disagree, characterize us as having nothing "more important to do." Good for them that they are so busy, they can't take the time to point this out.
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I don't mind the link to the artist's work. I'm happy to read the name, happy they got the exposure, and perhaps would like to follow the artist. That said, if someone from Adobe wanted to spend a lunch hour designing the splash screen so the image was a component we could swap out, that would be fun. Art is, after all, very subjective, and my taste doesn't always thrill to someone else's choice.

But I wouldn't consider this important enough to take away from the needs of the rest of the app.  More a "for fun JDI" if someone at Adobe feels like it—perhaps bored on a Friday night.  '-}

As for the marketing angle—this one doesn't bother me, but the CC App always opening to Stock does. I like access to Stock in my CC Libraries, not in the CC App. I expect that complaint is falling on deaf ears, though, if it's proving at all profitable to keep it the default opening screen.
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Add my name to the list. 

I've found the past few splash screens unsightly—but the latest splash artwork for Photoshop CC 2018 is jarring enough that I'm searching out how to disable it. Imagine if everytime you went to snap a photo you were first forced to look at an image you didn't like. I find it actually disrupts my focus when loading the software. Please provide an option to remove it. 

Sincerely,
Alex
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I was asking support recently of taking down the splash too. But got no reasonable answer.
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ADOBE, REPLACE THIS HIDEOUS SPLASH SCREEN
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Higher in the thread we found out that a shortcut link with the option -NoSplash (on Windows) will start the program without this incredibly garish image. I don't want to leave Photoshop running all the time, but I can usually remember to click the Shortcut as the first step when it isn't already loaded.

Lightroom "Classic" (I am really doubting Adobe's sanity over that rename) has a switch in the Preferences dialog to turn off the splash. It should be so easy for Photoshop to add this switch or just show the program icon instead of this shambles.

Please stop scaring us. Halloween is over.
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 2018:  Please either remove or allow me to remove that awful image of the starved beat up woman on the splash screen. It is depressing and not at all conducive to my creativity.  PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. 

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...."empathetic pain"... !?  For me it is a disgust. Nothing else. 
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> .."empathetic pain"... !?  For me it is a disgust. Nothing else.>

I take it you don't see the subject's pain and suffering in her expression? Like I said, how people respond isn't something I can assume.
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Usually I don't look at it. Once was enough. I don't want to start my work with that sort of emotions and go in depth of that .... mmm...  so-called art. Yeah... it is amateur's work and have no WOW effect and doesn't inspire a hunger to go ahead and reach the same heights.
I exaggerate, of course, but would you start from the Munk's Scream daily? Negative emotions harm my creativity. May be there are people who get inspiration from this, but I doubt if we would like to see their works in our daily lives.

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Please add an option to disable splash screen pictures if you will not allow custom splash screens.
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Adding my disgust about the splash screen to this already pretty disgustful thread. It's the scariest witch pig I've ever had to invite into my work space.