bill - 12:12 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0) The drop shadows can be switched off here:
Actually in this case you would want to turn off XP's use of drop shadows for icon labels and then make the desktop background a light color to match your image. The font color for icon text is controlled by the background then.
System ¦ Advanced ¦ Performance Settings ¦ Visual Effects
The drop shadows can be switched off here: