# Add a Custom Splash Screen¶

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When you deploy your application, AIMMS uses a standard splash screen at startup, as shown below:

You have the option to provide your own custom splash screen.

The procedure is very simple.

To use a custom splash screen, create a BMP file with the same name as the .aimms project file, and save it in the same folder.

Please note that you must use the bitmap (BMP) format, as AIMMS will only look for this extension (and not other image file formats).

A custom splash screen is used in the Gate Assignment example project:

The name of the .aimms file of the gate assignment project is Gate Assignment.aimms.

By saving the picture from the example as Gate Assignment.bmp in the same folder as the Gate Assignment.aimms file, AIMMS displays the new splash screen.

Last Updated: June, 2019