In version 1.2.x there was the ability to have a default image on the screen before the start of the service. By default this image was the opnenLP banner, but could be changed by the user by replacing initaldisplay.jpg in the correct directory. In version 1.9.4 this feature is not obviously there, which raises a few questions: Is it there, but with a new file name and or location; If not there is it planned to be implemented?
(I would guess that some folks never found this, and so have never thought about it)
I know nothing about the plans of implementing this, but right now you could simply add an additional slide right before the first song, either custom slide with welcome text or an image. Also you could set desktop background to that image.
This has been planned for the next release. However, it is not implemented yet. I do not know if somebody will actually implement it till then ...
Superfly has implemented this features in r1328. This should be in the next nightly build.
Many thanks. I look forward to seeing it in action