I've tried this too. Make the first state blank and the second with the picture. Make the transition and add a interaction at application start that does go to transition state 2.
thx for the answer.
i try this way
You can also use add interaction "on application start" (no components selected) select play action sequence. Then Catalyst creates a row in the timeline where you can select your image (component) and add a action and select Fade. Adjust the fade properties as you want to the left.