Pop Up Splash Screen / Image Utility
I am looking for a utility / method for creating a splash screen (image file) that ideally can be compiled into a executable (so can be called from a script etc)
I came across a piece of software call Autorun Action Splash, despite being designed to create an autorun splash screen for CD-ROMS, that 'nearly' did the job. Allowed me to add image, choose location, duration etc and compiled into a self contained .exe file.
The 2 problems is that it wasn't free and it had to run an executable after the splash screen which i don't require.
The other alternative would be to fire up IE and load a webpage (hosted on intranet) with the image / details i want to show... but this is long winded and user could just close IE down prior to showing image.
Bottom line, does such a (free) piece of software exist that can create a splash screen. i dont need to it do anything else except stay on for a specified duration and ideally be self contained executable?