Instead of having a solid border around the main image,  I'd like to apply a drop shadow or a dark glow around it -

I can see that in the DrawUtil.as file there's a drawShadow and a drawGlow function, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to apply these functions to the main image.

Can anyone give me a couple of hints on how to achieve this?

Thanks in advance,
Mariano

I second bluntside's request - it'd be nice to change the preloader to something other than the pie.

Anyone?

Thanks in advance,
Mariano