Can someone tell me how to create a simple but attractive splash screen to load at the start of my program which will highlight:

1) the program title
2) who the program is for
3) who designed the program and
4) what version of the program it is

thanks

Which GUI toolkit are you using?

what like Tkinter or something...im not sure

Here is an example of using the Tkinter GUI toolkit to bring up a 5 second splash screen. All the info you want needs to be written into the picture itself, using one of the popular image editing utilities:

# create a splash screen, 80% of display screen size, centered,
# displaying a GIF image with needed info, disappearing after 5 seconds

import Tkinter as tk

root = tk.Tk()
# show no frame
root.overrideredirect(True)
width = root.winfo_screenwidth()
height = root.winfo_screenheight()
root.geometry('%dx%d+%d+%d' % (width*0.8, height*0.8, width*0.1, height*0.1))

# take a .jpg picture you like, add text with a program like PhotoFiltre
# (free from http://www.photofiltre.com) and save as a .gif image file
image_file = "LakeSplash.gif"
#assert os.path.exists(image_file)
# use Tkinter's PhotoImage for .gif files
image = tk.PhotoImage(file=image_file)
canvas = tk.Canvas(root, height=height*0.8, width=width*0.8, bg="brown")
canvas.create_image(width*0.8/2, height*0.8/2, image=image)
canvas.pack()

# show the splash screen for 5000 milliseconds then destroy
root.after(5000, root.destroy)
root.mainloop()

# your console program can start here ...
print "How did you like my informative splash screen?"
Attachments LakeSplash.gif 96.67 KB

Here is an example of using the Tkinter GUI toolkit to bring up a 5 second splash screen. All the info you want needs to be written into the picture itself, using one of the popular image editing utilities:

# create a splash screen, 80% of display screen size, centered,
# displaying a GIF image with needed info, disappearing after 5 seconds

import Tkinter as tk

root = tk.Tk()
# show no frame
root.overrideredirect(True)
width = root.winfo_screenwidth()
height = root.winfo_screenheight()
root.geometry('%dx%d+%d+%d' % (width*0.8, height*0.8, width*0.1, height*0.1))

# take a .jpg picture you like, add text with a program like PhotoFiltre
# (free from http://www.photofiltre.com) and save as a .gif image file
image_file = "LakeSplash.gif"
#assert os.path.exists(image_file)
# use Tkinter's PhotoImage for .gif files
image = tk.PhotoImage(file=image_file)
canvas = tk.Canvas(root, height=height*0.8, width=width*0.8, bg="brown")
canvas.create_image(width*0.8/2, height*0.8/2, image=image)
canvas.pack()

# show the splash screen for 5000 milliseconds then destroy
root.after(5000, root.destroy)
root.mainloop()

# your console program can start here ...
print "How did you like my informative splash screen?"

Awesome man! thanks for your help :)

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