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Create dazzling multimedia presentations

Create dazzling multimedia presentations, slideshows and banners with Active Slideshow Pro. This extension builds on the success of Active Slideshow and gives you new spectacular effects and optimal control over your slides, texts, transitions and sounds. Check out the demo.

The extension has been discontinued, please get HTML5 Slideshow 2.



Features Highlights:

  • Customizable overlays and effects
  • Free overlays and effects included
  • Timed transitions on slides and text
  • Easing enables special movement effect
* For more detailed overview click Features in Details 

Active Slideshow Pro is completely rebuild and packed with new features. Among the features are amazing transition effects. Easing will give you full motion control on your transitions. And you can spice up your slideshow with time triggered texts and sound effects per slide.

The zoom and pan effects of Ken Burns are fully controllable. The Ken Burns effect can be combined with other transition effects. The flow of the effects can be controlled with easing and allows effects like accelerated and elastic movements. A new interface in Dreamweaver gives you full control of all the options.



Optimal control and great effects

With per slide controls and effects you have the freedom to create the optimal slideshow.

Active Slideshow Pro 1.5 offers;

  • Customizable overlays and effects
    • Make your own stylish borders and lively effects to enhance your slideshow to new heights.
  • Free overlays and effects included
    • Use one of the supplied overlays or effects to enhance the design of your slideshow, the Flash Source code of the overlays is included.
  • Restyled interface
    • Active Slideshow Pro has an improved interface with additional options
  • New mute button
    • The new mute button allows users to turn the sound on or off any time they like. The color of the button is fully customizable.
  • Timed transitions on slides and texts;
    • You can specify the duration of the slide, the text and the transitions.
  • Fantastic effects and transitions on your slides will amaze your audience;
    • The slideshow generates an instant user experience by streaming the images and sounds directly. This way the user can enjoy your slideshow instantly even with a low bandwidth connection.
    • The slideshows uses a great zoom in and pan effect also know as the Ken Burns effect, furthermore it generates a cool alpha blending effect.
    • Fully controllable Ken Burns effects with customizable panning and zoom effects.
    • There are great transitions per slide with effects such as Fade, Slide In, Slide Out and Push.
  • Great text effects will attract the attention of your viewers;
    • Use motion effects like Fade, Blow and Zoom texts to attract you reader's attention.
    • Full Text control and new text properties such as alpha, rotation.
  • Easing enables special movement effects;
    • Apply easing to your transitions. This way you can create effects such as elastic movement, accelerated movement and much more.
  • Watermark text;
    • Show a text across the entire slideshow;
  • Sound and music effects;
    • Time triggered sound effects and music per slide;
  • Interactivity;
    • Add clickable links to your slideshow;
    • Open a URL after the slideshow is completed;
  • Amazing user experience;
  • Apply options across your entire slideshow;
    • Define settings such as background color, if the slideshow should loop or not, streaming options, interactivity (links), sound, text and preloader options.

Integrated in Dreamweaver

  • Fully integrated in Dreamweaver
    • Set your options within user friendly interface, no coding is required
    • View the animated Flash preview window to get optimal feedback of your settings per slide;

  • Add New Slides, Texts and Sounds in one interface;
    • Change options per slide such as motion, sound and text effects in an intuitive Dreamweaver interface;

See the importing a folder Flash tutorial >>

  • An inline property inspector;
    •  The property inspector enables you to change several options after you've created the slideshow;

See Flash demo of the property inspector >>

  • Live preview of the total slideshow in Dreamweaver:
    • With a single click on the preview button you can see a preview of your complete slideshow.

Automated Features

  • Automatically generates and edits the slideshow's XML file;
    • The extension creates the slideshow's XML file fully for you! No need to dig in a difficult XML format everything is fully visual now.
  • Fit the images in the slideshow
    • The slideshow is using a smart imaging technique that enables you to fit the images in the display with the squeeze option;

NEW: Check this great tutorial about how to create a Dynamic Slideshow from your database!


Active Slideshow Pro and Advanced Layer Popup join forces

In this videowe demonstrate how you can create an amazing slideshow that is displayed in an inline popup that is not blocked by popup blockers.

General workflow and slide options

General workflow and slide options

Importing a folder

Importing a folder

The property inspector

The property inspector

Dynamic XML: Getting your photos from a database

This tutorial shows you how to create dynamic XML that contains filenames stored in a database.


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


Version 1.5.7

  • Improved streaming support for the newest Flash Players
  • Improved installer for Dreamweaver CS5.5+
  • Improved dialogs theming in Dreamweaver under Windows 7 and higher

Version 1.5.6

  • Improved CS4 compatibility

Version 1.5.4

  • Fixed a problem that prevented the slideshow from being displayed when the loader of the slideshow was at 100%. This only affected slideshow that used the streaming options.

Version 1.5.3

  • Now you can synchronize your animations with your sound (disable streaming for both images and sound to enable them to load before they play).
  • Improved Compatibility with Vista
  • The extension is now included on the DMXzone tab
  • Updated manual, logo and icon.

Version 1.5.2

  • Dreamweaver CS3 compatibility

Update Procedure

  1. You should update all pages that use the Active Slideshow Pro by opening them in Dreamweaver and choosing from the commands menu the action “Update Active Slideshow Pro”
  2. You will see an alert telling you that the slideshow has been updated successfully.
  3. Make sure you upload the new slideshowpro.swf to your live site.

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. The most popular for its over high-quality Dreamweaver extensions and templates.

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January 2, 2006 by Rene Bandsma

I have searched for a good solution for displaying images from a XML a long time!

Thanks to this extention I can create a XML file with the extention and let my Content System update the XML file.... perfect!

Maybe I kind of API PDF-document would be great if you're planning to write the XML file manually.

Nice Extension

January 2, 2006 by Doug Hays

Works good and makes images much more interesting to view.

Five Stars +

January 4, 2006 by John Schnell

I have purchased over 20 extensions in the last 12 months, and Active Slide Show Pro is by far my favourite.

As a professional photographer, I have been dreaming of an easy-to-use extension which would allow me to showcase the images I place on the websites I build for clients. Active SlideShow Pro 1.0.2 is the answer to my dreams... and then some!

I found the learning curve to be exceptionally short. Within minutes, I produced my first movie ( While the PDF guide was very helpful in the beginning, I must admit that after the first couple of hours, I have not found the need to refer back to it! Which means (of course) that the overall design is VERY INTUITIVE.

This extension provides a full range of image-motion capabilities, with the added benefit that you can include drop-in text and audio tracks, all from the same interface. I suspect that Active SlideShow Pro will become a MUST HAVE for everyone looking to add some pizzazz to their web site introductions, photo galleries, and stand-alone marketing presentations.

Bravo! Fantastico! Great Job!

Active Slideshow Pro

January 30, 2006 by Dave Heggie

This extension has been fantastic. A word of warning, do not use progressive jps as they do not show in Flash players before 8. George was able to help me out with that and now progressing strongly. Will use this extension whenever I have lots of images to display within websites.

With the xml file I can update the shows easily.

Not hard to use. Have a look at for lots of examples using Active Slideshow Pro with more to come as I continue building this site for the Artist Anna Heggie.

PS this is the FIRST extension I have purchased (the rest I use have been freebees), and it HAS been worthwhile. (yes shouting!)

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