This is a gadget I made a few months back and submitted to Desktop Gadgets
. I thought I'd also post it here. You don't need anything special to run the gadget.
BootSkin Buddy is a mini-application created with DesktopX which manipulates *.bootskin archives and their contents for use with Stardock's freeware BootSkin Software.
Considered by many in the Windows OS customizing community as an entry level project for new skinners, *.bootskin files available online nevertheless frequently contain errors, and creating quality bootskins takes skill and patience.
BootSkin Buddy can be used by skin creators to make high-quality, error-free *.bootskin files, and by skin consumers to check downloaded BootSkins for errors before using them.
Features include a full screen preview, complete GUI for creating bootskins, thorough error checking of imported bootskins, and palette editing options allowing the key slot-zero to be set.