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Flash Album Generator 2

“A nifty flash gallery for all your photos”

Ever wanted to have a nifty flash gallery for all your photos? This extension will resize your photos with Fireworks, create thumbnails and put them in an amazing Flash Album. The album is generated from Dreamweaver within a few clicks! All your photos will be displayed online instantly in a cool Flash Photo Viewer. The album is fully customizable to your site design.


Overview

Features Highlights:

  • Live preview in Dreamweaver
  • Cool transition effects and easy navigation
  • Automatically generated thumbnails
  • Images are automatically scaled in the Flash viewer
  • Original images can be automatically resized to fit the specified size while the proportions are maintained
* For complete Features overview press the Features in Detail button

Features

Features;

  • Fully integrated in Dreamweaver;
    • interactive dialog in Dreamweaver with all the options you’ll need;

    • an inline property inspector so that you can easily change visual options later on

  • Live preview in Dreamweaver:
    • With a single click on the preview button in DW you can see within Dreamweaver itself how your photo album will look like and navigate within the photos!

  • Cool transition effects and easy navigation
    • Navigation within the photo album has never being easier
  • Automatically generated thumbnails
    • Auto generate your thumbnails with the right size and crop them if needed
  • Automatically generates and edits photos XML file
    • The extension creates the photo album XML files fully for you! No need to dig in a difficult XML format everything is fully visual now
  • Images are automatically scaled in the Flash viewer
    • The Flash Viewer is using a smart imaging technique so that your images always fit in the display
  • Original images can be automatically resized to fit the specified size while the proportions are maintained
  • Extended viewer properties
    • Adjust the viewer to fully fit your needs and site layout. You can set number of options like title of the gallery, text color, frame color and width as well layout and navigation

New in Flash Album Generator Version 2

All the great features from version 1 of the extension, like the DW integration and the rich set of gallery options stay the same.

We have build in our own Flash Gallery Viewer and no longer use the third party components.

This allows us to provide you with a new rich set of options without requiring any additional products! Everything is now integrated in one extension.

The new Flash Gallery Viewer from DMXzone includes the following new features:

  • Gallery images are loaded on demandThis is a huge difference between the old and the new version as the old version always loaded the full gallery even if the user just viewed a few photos. Now everything is loaded on demand with a nice progress.
  • Thumbnails with popup effect, rounded corners and shadowsNow your thumbnails look even cooler with sweet rouded corners, alpha shadows and slick popup effect.
  • Gallery images and thumbnails are better alignedIt is much easier now to align your images and thumbnails by just specifying how much space the main image takes from the viewer – the rest is calculated automatically.
  • Gallery and image titles are now displayed much betterThe gallery title is now always on the top side of your main image in the viewer and the image title is always below it.
  • Rich set of image transitionsNow you can choose from 12 different image effects for the transitions between the photos. You can also choose to use them all by selecting the random option.
  • More options for the thumbnails viewYou can customize the thumbnails even further with more colors to suit your design.
     
  • Smart thumbnails stripThe thumbnails layout has been improved so they fit the available space.
  • Extended error checking and reportingNow when something is wrong with your xml or if images are missing on your server you get much better and more user friendly error messages.
  • Easy conversion from the previous versionWe provide a new command in DW so that you can easily convert your old galleries to the new version. Just run the “Convert Flash Album 1 to 2” command and you are ready!
  • Rich Property Inspector for DreamweaverThe property inspector in Dreamweaver now offers a richer set of options so that you can customize you gallery after it is generated so it fits your site perfectly.
  • Fast loadingThe componenet is only 40k and has an intelligent image pre-loader
  • Intuitive navigationClear thumbnails and multiple navigation options and keyboard commands (left and right arrows to switch between the images) provide an optimal user experience. 
  • Customizable interface  Set text color, frame color and width, navigation position.
  • Cross platform (requires Flash 7 or higher).Runs on all browsers 

Want more?

Do you like the Flash Album Generator 2 and want to go even further by offering full online editable flash galleries? Check the Dynamic Flash Gallery for ASP, PHP and ASP.NET

Videos

Flash Demo: Details...

Flash Album Generator 2 teams up with Dynamic Flash Gallery: Part 1, Building a Basic Flash Album

Joyce Evans and Tutorials2Go.com show you how to create a cool Flash Album within a few clicks with Flash Album Generator 2. This movie contains a voice over so make sure to turn on your speakers.

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Flash Album Generator 2 teams up with Dynamic Flash Gallery: Part 2, Creating a Dynamic Flash Album

In part 2, Joyce Evans and Tutorials2Go.com show you how your clients can manage their online gallery without using Dreamweaver or a Photo Editor, all you need is Flash Album Generator 2 and Dynamic Flash Gallery (PHP or ASP). This movie contains a voice over so make sure to turn on your speakers.

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Make an Editable Flash Gallery with Dynamic Flash Gallery ASP

In this movie we will show you how easy it is to make a fully editable flash gallery of photos and to impress your site visitors with Flash Album Generator 2 and Dynamic Flash Gallery ASP.

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Requirements

Type: Suite
License: External link
Product: Dreamweaver MX 2004, Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3, Fireworks 9, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, Dreamweaver CS5/CS5.5 and CS6


History

Version 2.0.7

  • Improved to work with the Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5

George Petrov

George PetrovGeorge Petrov is a renowned software writer and developer whose extensive skills brought numerous extensions, articles and knowledge to the DMXzone- the online community for professional Adobe Dreamweaver users. His expertise in countless languages and technologies gives inspiration and teach valuable lessons on his website – DMXzone.com, which is visited daily by more than 30.000 people and is most popular for its over high-quality Dreamweaver extensions and templates.

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RE: Flash Album Generator

A great software. Never once regret purchasing the program during 2006 chirstmas offer. =) It had save me alot of time and yet I am able to generate a sleek and smooth photo website. Maybe I should post as a user demo? hehe

great extension

This is a great extension. Didn't even look at the instructions. See: www.stone-wall.co.uk

Great

This extension is very easy to use and very time saving.

Building this in flash takes a lot of time.
Without learning the tutorials is very easy to do.

Albumgenerator2.02

Its a great update i have more contrlol on the xml file.
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