Create free xml swf slideshow with thumbnails and custom background
This xml swf slideshow tutorial is mainly about how to use free xml gallery template to create xml swf slideshow with thumbnails and custom background. If you can't master the xml based tutorial, please try flash slideshow maker which can create best flash slideshow and photo gallery without xml or flash skills.
The xml swf slideshow tutorial includes the following 4 steps:
Step 1: Download free xml swf slideshow template
Download free xml swf slideshow template (it is provided by flash-gallery.com) and unzip it. The package should include images folder,gallery.xml file and slideshow.swf file.
Open slideshow.swf file to see the original samples as below picture:
Step 2: add photos and custom background image
Choose your favorite digital photos and add to image folder. If you want to change a background image, please set its name as 'bg', such as 'bg.jpg', and then delete the original one.
Step 3: Edit XML file for adding digital photos
Open gallery.xml file with a text editor, such as Dreamweaver MX. You will notice that all images are described with the following XML tags. You can place as many images as you want by copy and paste the ;item; tag. You just need to revise the red value of 'source' attribute to your own photo name.
You can also add captions for your photos by revise the blue value of 'description' attribute. The 'link' attribute is for previewing your photos.
Step 4: Upload your xml swf slideshow on website
Copy and past the following HTML code to your website, such as MySpace, Blogger. So long as your website support HTML code, you can put it anywhere as you like. Don't forget to revise the red URL blow to your own URL. See more about how to upload flash to website.
another Easy Way to Create Flash Slideshow without xml skills
Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory is an easy to use flash slideshow software which can create animated flash slideshow, 3D flash photo gallery, website photo album without XML or flash skills at all. all the processes are automatically and instantly , you just need to move your fingers to click some buttons in the software.
Simple steps for making flash slideshow without xml skills:
Setp 1: add your digital photos ; music to Flash Gallery Factory; Setp 2: Choose photo slideshow template or just custom your own template; Setp 3: Ouput and save the gallery as SWF or HTML format.