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fade to black with image gallery

I am using the Ultimate Fade-in slideshow (v2.4) from Dynamic Drive. I like it because it works smoothly and allows me to separate the navigation (previous/next) from the display.

The program transitions from one slide to the next nicely, but I have a client who wants it to fade to black before it fades in the next image. I haven't been able to figure out how to do that.

I am wondering if one the experts might be able to offer a solution.

see a test page at www.brianirwin.com/demo/image_fade_test.php which shows it with the current transition.
Here is the page code:

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendtrans(duration=5.0)">
	<title>Test Image Gallery</title>
	<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.brianirwin.com/js/fadeslideshow.js">
</script>
 
</head>
<body bgcolor="#000000">
<div id="fadeshow1" style="background-color: #000;" ></div>
<br />
<table width="950"  cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border: thick solid #000;">
<tr>
	<td width="200" style="background-color: #000;"><div id="fadeshow2toggler" style="width:250px; text-align:center; margin-top:10px; background-color: #000;">
<a href="#" class="prev"><img src="http://tskbts.korbybanner.com/images/arrow_left_on.jpg" style="border-style: hidden;" /></a>  <span class="status" style="margin:0 50px; font-weight:bold; color: #fff; font-size: 8px; font-family: Tahoma, Arial;"></span> <a href="#" class="next"><img src="http://tskbts.korbybanner.com/images/arrow_right_on.jpg" style="border-style: hidden;" /></a>
</div>
</td>
	<td width="750" style="background-color: #000;"><center><div id="fadeshow2"  style="background-color: #000;"></div></center>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
<script type="text/javascript"> 
var mygallery4=new fadeSlideShow({
	wrapperid: "fadeshow2", //ID of blank DIV on page to house Slideshow
	dimensions: [700,500], //width/height of gallery in pixels. Should reflect dimensions of largest image
	
imagearray: [
	["http://www.brianirwin.com/images/ALN5229_kb_w1.jpg", "", "", ""],
		["http://www.brianirwin.com/images/Amir0115_kb_w1.jpg", "", "", ""],
		["http://www.brianirwin.com/images/Natalie2717kx2_kb_w1.jpg", "", "", "This is a rather depressing, yet stunning scene."] //<--no trailing comma after very last image element!
	],
	displaymode: {type:'manual', pause:3000, cycles:0, wraparound:true},
	persist: false, //remember last viewed slide and recall within same session?
	fadeduration: 1500, //transition duration (milliseconds)
descreveal: "none",
	togglerid: "fadeshow2toggler"
	
})
 
</script>
</html>


THIS IS THE JAVASCRIPT

/* Ultimate Fade-in slideshow (v2.4)
* Last updated: May 24th, 2010. This notice must stay intact for usage 
* Author: Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/
* Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code
*/

//Oct 6th, 09' (v2.1): Adds option to randomize display order of images, via new option displaymode.randomize
//May 24th, 10' (v2.4): Adds new "peakaboo" option to "descreveal" setting. oninit and onslide event handlers added.

var fadeSlideShow_descpanel={
	controls: [['x.png',7,7], ['restore.png',10,11], ['loading.gif',54,55]], //full URL and dimensions of close, restore, and loading images
	fontStyle: 'normal 11px Verdana', //font style for text descriptions
	slidespeed: 200 //speed of description panel animation (in millisec)
}

//No need to edit beyond here...

jQuery.noConflict()

function fadeSlideShow(settingarg){
	this.setting=settingarg
	settingarg=null
	var setting=this.setting
	setting.fadeduration=setting.fadeduration? parseInt(setting.fadeduration) : 500
	setting.curimage=(setting.persist)? fadeSlideShow.routines.getCookie("gallery-"+setting.wrapperid) : 0
	setting.curimage=setting.curimage || 0 //account for curimage being null if cookie is empty
	setting.currentstep=0 //keep track of # of slides slideshow has gone through (applicable in displaymode='auto' only)
	setting.totalsteps=setting.imagearray.length*(setting.displaymode.cycles>0? setting.displaymode.cycles : Infinity) //Total steps limit (applicable in displaymode='auto' only w/ cycles>0)
	setting.fglayer=0, setting.bglayer=1 //index of active and background layer (switches after each change of slide)
	setting.oninit=setting.oninit || function(){}
	setting.onslide=setting.onslide || function(){}
	if (setting.displaymode.randomize) //randomly shuffle order of images?
		setting.imagearray.sort(function() {return 0.5 - Math.random()})
	var preloadimages=[] //preload images
	setting.longestdesc="" //get longest description of all slides. If no desciptions defined, variable contains ""
	for (var i=0; i<setting.imagearray.length; i++){ //preload images
		preloadimages[i]=new Image()
		preloadimages[i].src=setting.imagearray[i][0]
		if (setting.imagearray[i][3] && setting.imagearray[i][3].length>setting.longestdesc.length)
			setting.longestdesc=setting.imagearray[i][3]
	}
	var closebutt=fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[0] //add close button to "desc" panel if descreveal="always"
	setting.closebutton=(setting.descreveal=="always")? '<img class="close" src="'+closebutt[0]+'" style="float:right;cursor:hand;cursor:pointer;width:'+closebutt[1]+'px;height:'+closebutt[2]+'px;margin-left:2px" title="Hide Description" />' : ''
	var slideshow=this
	jQuery(document).ready(function($){ //fire on DOM ready
		var setting=slideshow.setting
		var fullhtml=fadeSlideShow.routines.getFullHTML(setting.imagearray) //get full HTML of entire slideshow
		setting.$wrapperdiv=$('#'+setting.wrapperid).css({position:'relative', visibility:'visible', background:'black', overflow:'hidden', width:setting.dimensions[0], height:setting.dimensions[1]}).empty() //main slideshow DIV
		if (setting.$wrapperdiv.length==0){ //if no wrapper DIV found
			alert("Error: DIV with ID \""+setting.wrapperid+"\" not found on page.")
			return
		}
		setting.$gallerylayers=$('<div class="gallerylayer"></div><div style='background-color: #000;'></div><div class="gallerylayer"></div>') //two stacked DIVs to display the actual slide 
			.css({position:'absolute', left:0, top:0, width:'100%', height:'100%', background:'black'})
			.appendTo(setting.$wrapperdiv)
		var $loadingimg=$('<img src="'+fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[2][0]+'" style="position:absolute;width:'+fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[2][1]+';height:'+fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[2][2]+'" />')
			.css({left:setting.dimensions[0]/2-fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[2][1]/2, top:setting.dimensions[1]/2-fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[2][2]}) //center loading gif
			.appendTo(setting.$wrapperdiv)
		var $curimage=setting.$gallerylayers.html(fullhtml).find('img').hide().eq(setting.curimage) //prefill both layers with entire slideshow content, hide all images, and return current image
		if (setting.longestdesc!="" && setting.descreveal!="none"){ //if at least one slide contains a description (versus feature is enabled but no descriptions defined) and descreveal not explicitly disabled
			fadeSlideShow.routines.adddescpanel($, setting)
			if (setting.descreveal=="always"){ //position desc panel so it's visible to begin with
				setting.$descpanel.css({top:setting.dimensions[1]-setting.panelheight})
				setting.$descinner.click(function(e){ //asign click behavior to "close" icon
					if (e.target.className=="close"){
						slideshow.showhidedescpanel('hide')
					}
				})
				setting.$restorebutton.click(function(e){ //asign click behavior to "restore" icon
					slideshow.showhidedescpanel('show')
					$(this).css({visibility:'hidden'})
				})
			}
			else if (setting.descreveal=="ondemand"){ //display desc panel on demand (mouseover)
				setting.$wrapperdiv.bind('mouseenter', function(){slideshow.showhidedescpanel('show')})
				setting.$wrapperdiv.bind('mouseleave', function(){slideshow.showhidedescpanel('hide')})
			}
		}
		setting.$wrapperdiv.bind('mouseenter', function(){setting.ismouseover=true}) //pause slideshow mouseover
		setting.$wrapperdiv.bind('mouseleave', function(){setting.ismouseover=false})
		if ($curimage.get(0).complete){ //accounf for IE not firing image.onload
			$loadingimg.hide()
			slideshow.paginateinit($)
			slideshow.showslide(setting.curimage)
		}
		else{ //initialize slideshow when first image has fully loaded
			$loadingimg.hide()
			slideshow.paginateinit($)
			$curimage.bind('load', function(){slideshow.showslide(setting.curimage)})
		}
		setting.oninit.call(slideshow) //trigger oninit() event
		$(window).bind('unload', function(){ //clean up and persist
			if (slideshow.setting.persist) //remember last shown image's index
				fadeSlideShow.routines.setCookie("gallery-"+setting.wrapperid, setting.curimage)
			jQuery.each(slideshow.setting, function(k){
				if (slideshow.setting[k] instanceof Array){
					for (var i=0; i<slideshow.setting[k].length; i++){
						if (slideshow.setting[k][i].tagName=="DIV") //catches 2 gallerylayer divs, gallerystatus div
							slideshow.setting[k][i].innerHTML=null
						slideshow.setting[k][i]=null
					}
				}
			})
			slideshow=slideshow.setting=null
		})
	})
}

fadeSlideShow.prototype={

	navigate:function(keyword){
		var setting=this.setting
		clearTimeout(setting.playtimer)
		if (setting.displaymode.type=="auto"){ //in auto mode
			setting.displaymode.type="manual" //switch to "manual" mode when nav buttons are clicked on
 
		}
		if (!isNaN(parseInt(keyword))){ //go to specific slide?
			this.showslide(parseInt(keyword))
		}
		else if (/(prev)|(next)/i.test(keyword)){ //go back or forth inside slide?
			this.showslide(keyword.toLowerCase())
		}
	},

	showslide:function(keyword){
		var slideshow=this
		var setting=slideshow.setting
		if (setting.displaymode.type=="auto" && setting.ismouseover && setting.currentstep<=setting.totalsteps){ //if slideshow in autoplay mode and mouse is over it, pause it
			setting.playtimer=setTimeout(function(){slideshow.showslide('next')}, setting.displaymode.pause)
			return
		}
		var totalimages=setting.imagearray.length
		var imgindex=(keyword=="next")? (setting.curimage<totalimages-1? setting.curimage+1 : 0)
			: (keyword=="prev")? (setting.curimage>0? setting.curimage-1 : totalimages-1)
			: Math.min(keyword, totalimages-1)
		var $slideimage=setting.$gallerylayers.eq(setting.bglayer).find('img').hide().eq(imgindex).show() //hide all images except current one
		var imgdimensions=[$slideimage.width(), $slideimage.height()] //center align image
		$slideimage.css({marginLeft: (imgdimensions[0]>0 && imgdimensions[0]<setting.dimensions[0])? setting.dimensions[0]/2-imgdimensions[0]/2 : 0})
		$slideimage.css({marginTop: (imgdimensions[1]>0 && imgdimensions[1]<setting.dimensions[1])? setting.dimensions[1]/2-imgdimensions[1]/2 : 0})
		if (setting.descreveal=="peekaboo" && setting.longestdesc!=""){ //if descreveal is set to "peekaboo", make sure description panel is hidden before next slide is shown
			clearTimeout(setting.hidedesctimer) //clear hide desc panel timer
			slideshow.showhidedescpanel('hide', 0) //and hide it immediately
		}
		setting.$gallerylayers.eq(setting.bglayer).css({zIndex:1000, opacity:0}) //background layer becomes foreground
			.stop().css({opacity:0}).animate({opacity:1}, setting.fadeduration, function(){ //Callback function after fade animation is complete:
				clearTimeout(setting.playtimer)
				try{
					setting.onslide.call(slideshow, setting.$gallerylayers.eq(setting.fglayer).get(0), setting.curimage)
				}catch(e){
					alert("Fade In Slideshow error: An error has occured somwhere in your code attached to the \"onslide\" event: "+e)
				}
				if (setting.descreveal=="peekaboo" && setting.longestdesc!=""){
					slideshow.showhidedescpanel('show')
					setting.hidedesctimer=setTimeout(function(){slideshow.showhidedescpanel('hide')}, setting.displaymode.pause-fadeSlideShow_descpanel.slidespeed)
				}	
				setting.currentstep+=1
				if (setting.displaymode.type=="auto"){
					if (setting.currentstep<=setting.totalsteps || setting.displaymode.cycles==0)
						setting.playtimer=setTimeout(function(){slideshow.showslide('next')}, setting.displaymode.pause)
				}
			}) //end callback function
		setting.$gallerylayers.eq(setting.fglayer).css({zIndex:999}) //foreground layer becomes background
		setting.fglayer=setting.bglayer
		setting.bglayer=(setting.bglayer==0)? 1 : 0
		setting.curimage=imgindex
		if (setting.$descpanel){
			setting.$descpanel.css({visibility:(setting.imagearray[imgindex][3])? 'visible' : 'hidden'})
			if (setting.imagearray[imgindex][3]) //if this slide contains a description
				setting.$descinner.empty().html(setting.closebutton + setting.imagearray[imgindex][3])
		}
		if (setting.displaymode.type=="manual" && !setting.displaymode.wraparound){
			this.paginatecontrol()
		}
		if (setting.$status) //if status container defined
			setting.$status.html(setting.curimage+1 + "/" + totalimages)
	},

	showhidedescpanel:function(state, animateduration){
		var setting=this.setting
		var endpoint=(state=="show")? setting.dimensions[1]-setting.panelheight : this.setting.dimensions[1]
		setting.$descpanel.stop().animate({top:endpoint}, (typeof animateduration!="undefined"? animateduration : fadeSlideShow_descpanel.slidespeed), function(){
			if (setting.descreveal=="always" && state=="hide")
				setting.$restorebutton.css({visibility:'visible'}) //show restore button
		})
	},

	paginateinit:function($){
		var slideshow=this
		var setting=this.setting
		if (setting.togglerid){ //if toggler div defined
			setting.$togglerdiv=$("#"+setting.togglerid)
			setting.$prev=setting.$togglerdiv.find('.prev').data('action', 'prev')
			setting.$next=setting.$togglerdiv.find('.next').data('action', 'next')
			setting.$prev.add(setting.$next).click(function(e){ //assign click behavior to prev and next controls
				var $target=$(this)
				slideshow.navigate($target.data('action'))
				e.preventDefault()
			})
			setting.$status=setting.$togglerdiv.find('.status')
		}
	},

	paginatecontrol:function(){
		var setting=this.setting
			setting.$prev.css({opacity:(setting.curimage==0)? 0.4 : 1}).data('action', (setting.curimage==0)? 'none' : 'prev')
			setting.$next.css({opacity:(setting.curimage==setting.imagearray.length-1)? 0.4 : 1}).data('action', (setting.curimage==setting.imagearray.length-1)? 'none' : 'next')
			if (document.documentMode==8){ //in IE8 standards mode, apply opacity to inner image of link
				setting.$prev.find('img:eq(0)').css({opacity:(setting.curimage==0)? 0.4 : 1})
				setting.$next.find('img:eq(0)').css({opacity:(setting.curimage==setting.imagearray.length-1)? 0.4 : 1})
			}
	}

	
}

fadeSlideShow.routines={

	getSlideHTML:function(imgelement){
		var layerHTML=(imgelement[1])? '<a href="'+imgelement[1]+'" target="'+imgelement[2]+'">\n' : '' //hyperlink slide?
		layerHTML+='<img src="'+imgelement[0]+'" style="border-width:0;" />\n'
		layerHTML+=(imgelement[1])? '</a>\n' : ''
		return layerHTML //return HTML for this layer
	},

	getFullHTML:function(imagearray){
		var preloadhtml=''
		for (var i=0; i<imagearray.length; i++)
			preloadhtml+=this.getSlideHTML(imagearray[i])
		return preloadhtml
	},

	adddescpanel:function($, setting){
		setting.$descpanel=$('<div class="fadeslidedescdiv"></div>')
			.css({position:'absolute', visibility:'hidden', width:'100%', left:0, top:setting.dimensions[1], font:fadeSlideShow_descpanel.fontStyle, zIndex:'1001'})
			.appendTo(setting.$wrapperdiv)
		$('<div class="descpanelbg"></div><div class="descpanelfg"></div>') //create inner nav panel DIVs
			.css({position:'absolute', left:0, top:0, width:setting.$descpanel.width()-8, padding:'4px'})
			.eq(0).css({background:'black', opacity:0.7}).end() //"descpanelbg" div
			.eq(1).css({color:'white'}).html(setting.closebutton + setting.longestdesc).end() //"descpanelfg" div
			.appendTo(setting.$descpanel)
		setting.$descinner=setting.$descpanel.find('div.descpanelfg')
		setting.panelheight=setting.$descinner.outerHeight()
		setting.$descpanel.css({height:setting.panelheight}).find('div').css({height:'100%'})
		if (setting.descreveal=="always"){ //create restore button
			setting.$restorebutton=$('<img class="restore" title="Restore Description" src="' + fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[1][0] +'" style="position:absolute;visibility:hidden;right:0;bottom:0;z-index:1002;width:'+fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[1][1]+'px;height:'+fadeSlideShow_descpanel.controls[1][2]+'px;cursor:pointer;cursor:hand" />')
				.appendTo(setting.$wrapperdiv)


		}
	},


	getCookie:function(Name){ 
		var re=new RegExp(Name+"=[^;]+", "i"); //construct RE to search for target name/value pair
		if (document.cookie.match(re)) //if cookie found
			return document.cookie.match(re)[0].split("=")[1] //return its value
		return null
	},

	setCookie:function(name, value){
		document.cookie = name+"=" + value + ";path=/"
	}
}

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Hendrik WieseCommented:
Why don't you just insert a default black image in between each image, that way it will load the black screen your client wants.
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birwinAuthor Commented:
Hi HendrikWiese:
I thought of that, and that would work if the slide show were automatic, but the user clicks throught the slides, and having to click twice to get to the next slide is not very user friendly, and not acceptable to my client.
 
Brian
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MorrisprojectCommented:
At the top of the JS file used there are some variables:
var fadeSlideShow_descpanel={
controls: [['x.png',7,7], ['restore.png',10,11], ['loading.gif',54,55]], //full URL and dimensions of close, restore, and loading images
fontStyle: 'normal 11px Verdana', //font style for text descriptions
slidespeed: 200 //speed of description panel animation (in millisec)
}

Try changing the slidespeed, or the numbers after the loading.gif.

If not that, try changing this line
 setting.fadeduration=setting.fadeduration? parseInt(setting.fadeduration) : 500

Hopefully playing with them should get you closed :-)
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birwinAuthor Commented:
The instance you are quoting actually handles a modal image description, that appears over the image, rather than the image itself.
I tried a few tweaks to the actual image code, without success so far, although I haven't given up, and I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
Brian
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birwinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for participating.

I never did solve this, but the page had so much other JavaScript and jQuery code on it , that that obvioulsy conflicted with solutioins that work perfectly on other pages.
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