I was inspired by the Flash Gallery Beta gallery that I posted about a few days ago. With the hard work of figuring out how to make Lightroom write the XML done (I’m still thanking Matthew for directions!), I figured that maybe I should actually write my own SWF. I’ve never done much in Flash and 30 days is a short time to get to know it, but I managed to get my website up and going, along with creating the gallery I’m about to show you.
LRB XML Flash Sample Gallery
Features so far:
Full rather than cropped thumbnails
Click on the left of the photo to go back, click on the right to go forward.
Title and Caption information.
Vertical images are centred, unlike Flash Gallery Beta
Toggle the thumbnail bar on and off
Things to look into:
Transitions look better in the Lightroom Preview, even with a fast connection Added a cross fade. Not 100% sure on the code, but it seems to be working.
Option for cropped thumbnails Happy with centered full thumbs.
Full Screen Mode
Drop Shadows on the thumbnail bar and main slide Done
Flyout with Collection Name and Description
Like I said, feedback is appreciated. And yes I’m aware I need to go back and edit the captions for typos!