In ArcMap, is it possible to display an image by using a path in the attribute table to show an image in MapTips?

Any Python or vbScript expression are welcome as long as it is MapTips which shows the image.

I do not want to use HTML Popus.

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    I don't believe it's possible to show an image in a map tip, since map tips are designed to show text only. I think you'll need to use an HTML popup. Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 3:42

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I am not aware of any way to display an image or picture using MapTips.

However, there is an existing ArcGIS Idea titled Pictures with maptips in desktop which seems to describe the same functionality that you seek:

maptips expand to not only show the field values but to also show a picture at the location/spot when hovering over it

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