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I'm trying to create an application to do a slideshow type presentation but one that gives the user the ability to interupt, or control the selection any slide when they want by clicking on buttons.  Here's a quick image http://www.ardsleysquare.com/images/flash.jpg

What I've attempted to do is to lay in all of the images on separate layers. Then my thought was thought was to turn off all layers and back on only the one that was selected.  I cannot find actionscript code to do this, plus now I realize this will be a very big flash file.

What do you all recommend.  Please provide detailed answers.
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Aneesh Chopra earned 672 total points
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Simplest approach,

create motiontween 1st to 2nd image, 2nd to 3rd image and so on..

put labels on a seperate layer for each images full view, name it 'one', 'two' , 'three' and so on..

add button code something as following:
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on(release){
gotoAndStop('one');
}
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similarly for each image,

this way, you will have complete animation with transition from one image to other,,
and on button click will move stop the animation and showup the respective image directly.


and to reduce the SWF size, right click each of image in library and open properties...
in properties dialog box select "jpg" in compression list.
and uncheck the "use imported jpg data"
now set the quality to "50"


swf size will be reduced  and quality will also be considerable

Regards
Aneesh
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by:blue-genie
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hi have u tried using the pre existent slideshow templates?
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by:wildbrookmedia
wildbrookmedia earned 664 total points
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for slideshows:

www.slideshowpro.net

...is always worth the money if you want to buy one and save on file size...

I would not recommend putting all the images in one swf as you are right, it will be huge!
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by:looknow12
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Yeah, the image size was very big.  I'm afraid to compress cause I really do need the image quality.  Can you embed an HTTP link inside an SWF file?
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by:wildbrookmedia
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" Can you embed an HTTP link inside an SWF file? "
I believe that you can.

Try some of these image galleries to get what you want:
http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/
http://www.flash-db.com/Tutorials/simplegallery/

simple one:
http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/photogallery.htm
no transition:
http://www.toxiclab.org/tutorial.asp?ID=79

flash 8 slideshow component:
http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/photo_slideshow.asp
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by:looknow12
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What I mean to say is, can you embed it like a an Iframe
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by:wildbrookmedia
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I believe that you can.  Your original question was to have a slideshow with start stop functionality on the pics right?  Did you try any of the links above or flash's slideshow component?  
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