FAQs of Flash Slideshow Maker

 

 

What's the difference between the free and the professional version?

 

The only difference between the free and pro version is there is an advertisement slide added to the slideshow created by the free version. After you order the pro version and register the program, this slide will be removed.


How to change the URL link of photos?

 

Choose Preference>Options menu and click General button. Here, you can change or remove the default URL link of each photo. If you need to specify URL link for each photo, click the photo to select it and then click Properties tab to change its link.

 

There are jumping lines (fallen leaves) on my slideshow and how can I remove it?

 

These are decoration of photos. If you do not like this, just select No Decoration from the Decorate Photos With option. You can find this option above Theme panel.

 

If you are using Advanced mode, you can click Customize Properties button after you choose a theme. Then you can find an option called Decoration under Global tab. You just need to delete the file name of decoration if you don't need any decorations.

 

 

How to insert output SWF slideshow to my own website?

 

--Using theme in Basic tab

If you are using the theme in Basic tab, please do not rename or change the output folder structure. Just upload the generated SWF Flash file to your website and then use the following html code as an example to insert the SWF object into your html code.


<div style="float: right;">
<object height="145" width="200">
<param name="movie" value="show.swf">
<embed src="show.swf" height="145" width="200">
</object>
</div>
(*show.swf is the file name of the generated SWF Flash file. Here, you also need to pay attention to the path of SWF file if you put your webpage HTML file and SWF in different folders.)


Normaly, if you insert the SWF in HTML editor, it will apply the correct path of SWF automatically. Please refer to the following URL link to know more about inserting SWF file object in HTML editors.
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14769

 

--Using theme in Advanced tab

The generated folder of flash slideshow with customized theme is a set of pages, images, resized photos and flash movies with XML configuration files in case of the flash galleries. All these files are located in the Output Folder that you can open it by choosing File>Open Output Directory or click Open Output Folder button after publishing the slideshow.

 

 

The following are something you need to pay attention.

 

--You can only change the name of SWF, HTML and XML files. The name of other output files, such as res and thumbs, cannot be changed.
--The path of both SWF and XML file is relative to the path of your webpage HTML file.
-- Please bear in your mind the HTML file in the output folder is a sample of the webpage with SWF slideshow and it can be replaced by the HTML file of your own webpage.

 

Now, let’s take a look at the code should be used for different file directory.
Let us call the output flash and xml as show.swf and show.xml. Normally, you can insert SWF to your webpage as follows:


<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="768" height="576" id="tech" align="middle">
<param name="movie" value="show.swf?xml_path=path of your xml file" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="show.swf?xml_path=path of your xml file" quality="high" width="768" height="576" name="tech" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
</object>.


Please pay attention to the code in bold. The code in yellow is the path of the SWF file and the code in blue in the path of the XML file. For different file directory, you just need to change the path of the code in bold

 

1. If you put SWF and XML in the same folder as the HTML file of your webpage, you can just copy all the subfolders in the folder to your site and then the code is as follows:

 

 

 

<param name="movie" value="show.swf?xml_path=show.xml" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="show.swf?xml_path=show.xml" …>

 

 

2. If the SWF file is in the same folder as the HTML file but in upper folder than XML file, then the path is as follows:

 

 

 

<param name="movie" value="show.swf?xml_path=others/show.xml" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="show.swf?xml_path=others/show.xml" …>

 

 

3. If the SWF is in lower folder than both HTML file and XML file, the path likes this:

 

 

 

<param name="movie" value="SWF/show.swf?xml_path=../show.xml" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="SWF/show.swf?xml_path=../show.xml" …>

 

4. If SWF file and XML file are in different subfolders of HTML file, the path is as follows:

 

 

 

<param name="movie" value="SWF/show.swf?xml_path=others/show.xml" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="SWF/show.swf?xml_path=others/show.xml" …>


When uploading slideshow to my website, it is said "Load Fail". What should I do?

 

Normally, this problem is caused by incorrect path of SWF file inserted to the webpage. Please refer to above question to know how to insert SWF slideshow to the webpage correctly.

 

 

How to make a Flash Slideshow for MySpace Profile?

 

--Using"Basic" embedded theme in MySpace profile

 

After publishing the slideshow, you need to upload the flash files to the internet. You can upload it to your own web host where you host another website or use our free flash hosting services www.skyalbum.com.

 

1) After you upload the slideshow to SkyAlbum, you will get a link as follows:

http://www.skyalbum.com/album/tomy/466688933e7/flower.swf

If you click the link provided, you can view the flash file that you made and uploaded, then the step (1) is sucessful. Otherwise, please check and try it again.

2) Then open your Myspace profile editor, and add the following code to any of the sections in your Myspace profile:

 

3) Repleace the swf file link src="http://www.skyalbum.com/album/tomy/466688933e7/flower.swf" in above code with your own one. You need to change the width="640" height="480" data too if your flash is not in 640x480.

4) Save your profile and you are done!

For a sample Myspace profile, please visit:

http://www.myspace.com/thomasyuan

 

--Using "Advanced" XML driven theme in MySpace profile

 

After you created the output slide show and upload to SkyAlbum, you can get the SWF URL like this:

http://www.skyalbum.com/album/tomy/466688933e7/flower.swf

then you can enter the code below to your MySpace profile:

You should change the SWF URL and xml_path to your owns. The xml name is the one you used when you publish the slideshow.

 

How to make a Flash Slideshow for My Blogger?

 

After publishing the slideshow, you need to upload the flash files to the internet. You can upload it to your own web host where you host another website or use our free flash hosting services www.skyalbum.com.

 

1) After you upload the slideshow to SkyAlbum, you will get a link as follows:

http://www.skyalbum.com/album/tomy/466688933e7/flower.swf

If you click the link provided, you can view the flash file that you made and uploaded, then the step 1) is sucessful. Otherwise, please check and try it again.

2) Then open your blogger editor, and swith to the "HTML" mode. then add the following code to any of the sections in your post:

 

3) Repleace the swf file link "http://www.skyalbum.com/album/tomy/466688933e7/flower.swf" in above code with your own one. You need to change the width="320" height="240" data too if your flash is not in 320x240.

4) Post your title and you are done!

For a sample blogger, please visit:

http://Socusoft .blogspot.com/

 

How to insert more than one SWF slideshow into the webpage?

 

You can insert more than one slideshow to the webpage by publishing slideshows to different folder of your hard drive and then use the xml_path of each slideshow in your HTML editor to point to different slideshows.


You can change the output folder location before you publish the slideshow. If you use the same location, the previous published slideshow will be overwritten.

 

Normally, you can choose Insert> Flash menu in HTML editor to insert SWF files to your webpage. The editor will use correct xml_path automatically.

 

 

How to change the font, font size and font color of the photo description?

 

You can use HTML tags in your image description to specify the font, font size and font color you would like to use in the photo description.

For example:

Enter the following HTML code in the photo description dialog.

<font face="Trebuchet MS" size="18" color="#00f080">Flash Slideshow Maker - Create flash slide show easily</font><br/>
<font face="Trebuchet MS" size="16" color="#0080f0">You can easily turn a folder full of still images into a stunning Flash slide show
presentation with background music and special transition effects.</font>

 

 

will create a slide show with the effect shown as below: