taw0200> Gimp won't (can't) save a drop shadow
    taw0200> on a transparent background, at least in GIF format, and
    taw0200> probably XPM too. 

OK, thanks for the confirmation. 

    taw0200> If you have a solid color background
    taw0200> on your page, put that same color as the background for
    taw0200> your graphic and add the drop shadow. 

Yes, I noticed this.

    taw0200> - only transparent seems to create problems.

It is however, important that the background be transparent because
the user can configure the background of the Emacs editor to any
colour of their choice and the transparent background merges the
splash logo seamlessly.
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