How to Change the Boot Picture on a Garmin GPS
By William Pullman
When you start a Garmin GPS receiver, the Garmin company logo appears on the screen while the device boots. One method of customizing many Garmin GPS units is to change the boot picture to a personal image downloaded to the device. Garmin GPS receivers support JPEG images that you transfer to the device from a computer. Only Garmin receivers that have the Picture Viewer software can change the boot picture.
Plug the mini-USB end of the USB cable into the Garmin GPS and the USB end of the cable into a USB port on a computer.
Click the Windows "Start" button, select "Computer" and double-click the "Garmin" drive.
Double-click the "JPEG" drive to see a list of the images on your Garmin device.
Drag the image from the computer that you want to use as the boot picture and drop it in the JPEG window.
Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray and select "Eject Garmin." Unplug the GPS when "Safe to Remove Hardware" appears on the screen.
Turn on the Garmin GPS, select "Tools" and click "Picture Viewer." A thumbnail list of the images stored on the device will appear.
Tap the thumbnail of the image you want to use as the boot picture and tap the "i" symbol on the toolbar.
Tap the "Display at power on" option.
- Information in this article applies to Garmin GPS devices with Picture Viewer software. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.