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5. TiVo and the Web > 77. Creating Your Own Custom Logos

Creating Your Own Custom Logos

If you have a creative flair and want your TiVo to have a little more of its own personality, you might try creating your own custom channel logos.

If the default channel logos don’t please your artistic eye, or if the one logo you were looking for isn’t onboard (Now Playing logos are typically missing), you can simply import our own custom logos to use on your TiVo.

All you need is your favorite graphics application. Find one that can intelligently manipulate palettes and spit out PNG files; Photoshop or the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) will do just fine.

There are two keys to creating channel logos properly. The first is size/resolution; channel logos must be 65 pixels wide by 55 pixels high, while Now Playing logos are 100 pixels wide by 35 pixels high. The second is the restrictive color palette. Rather than build an appropriate palette, the best route is to open an existing logo in your graphics application and use it as a template for building new ones.


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