Flash has very few rivals. It is one of the best packages
for quickly creating a fade-in, and fade-out animated graphic.
For the following I've created an initial image with a 100%
alpha, and then created a motion tweening effect with a
0% alpha at the end. This will create a fade-out. The other
image can be faded-in using the opposite effect.
The beauty of the Merchiston Castle building is enhanced
in this case with a contrast against the artist interpretion
of the countryside. I really can't believe that the developers
were allowed to bolt on the extra buildings (at the side
of the picture) onto the castle. These days it just wouldn't
be allowed, but in the Sixties anything was possible.