SWF Flash Slideshow

Photo Flash Maker can create both simple SWF flash slideshows and XML-driven dynamic flash slideshows. This SWF flash slideshow software requires little flash skills to create up nice flash slideshows. Simply with photos, music, and transition effects and flash sldieshow tempaltes that we have prepared for your easy selecting, you can make stunning SWF flash sldieshows.

You can watch the SWF flash slideshows on computer, email them to friends, publish them to Go2Album, which is a free web album managed by us, add them to MySpace, Blogger and many other social websites.

With this SWF flash slideshow creator, small business can build product slideshows with small budget and little time. The SWF flash slideshow can better showcase your products and services in eBay and other e-commerce websites.

HTML slideshow

Using the Basic flash templates, Photo Flash Maker will create a simple HTML document that inserts the proper tags for displaying the flash slideshow, which is actually a Flash movie with the file extension .swf.

However, it's often necessary to incorporate flash slideshows into an existing HTML document, either to insert additional content or to maintain overall site design and organization.Leatn how to insert flash slideshow content into an existing HTML document.

  • Using Dreamweaver to insert SWF file to webpage
  • Editing the PFM-created HTML page in HTML editor
  • Manually adding the proper tags to an existing HTML page

Please note that Opening and editing HTML documents that contain embedded Flash movies (SWFs) in FrontPage can cause unexpected results.

If you use FrontPage, the suggested method for inserting Flash movies into an HTML document is to copy and paste the required OBJECT and EMBED tags, as discussed above.

Also, do not double-click the Flash movie in the FrontPage WYSIWIG editor, which will cause FrontPage will replace the pasted information with proprietary tags that won't work correctly when viewed in a Web browser.

XML slideshow

Advanced templates of Photo Flash Maker will generate XML-driven flash slideshow, which is consisted of one SWF file, one XML document and one HTML document, and other assets.You can rename the SWF file and HTML document. Don't rename the XML document, just keep it as "slides.xml". Changing it might cause the SWF file to "Load fail".

It's suggested that you keep the HTML document with all these assets in the same file folder, and do not rename those three file folders (the "res", "slides", and "thumbs", respectively), or you might have to make loads of changes to the XML and HTML documents. Nonetheless, you can re-name the file folder that contains these documents and assets.

Often time, you will need to incorporate the PFM-created flash slideshows into an existing HTML document, you can replace the PFM-created HTML document with your own one, but you have to manually add the proper HTML code into the existing webpage.

Learn how to add XML-driven SWF slideshow to webpage

SWF animation

On May 1, 2008, Adobe dropped its licensing restrictions on the SWF format specifications, as part of the Open Screen Project. However, Rob Savoye, a member of the Gnash development team, has pointed to some parts of the Flash format which remain closed. On July 1, 2008 Adobe released code allowing search engine giants, Google and Yahoo, to index and crawl data in SWF files.

Based on an independent study conducted by Millward Brown, over 99% of web users now have an SWF plugin installed, with around 90% having the latest version of the Flash Player. Sony PlayStation Portable consoles can play limited SWF files in its web browser, beginning firmware version 2.71. Both the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PS3 consoles can run SWF files through their Internet browsers.

SWF creator

Originally limited to presenting vector based objects and images in a simple sequential manner, the newer versions of the format allow audio, video and many different possible forms of interaction with the end user. Once created, SWF files can be played by the Adobe Flash Player, working either as a browser plugin or as a standalone player. SWF files can also be encapsulated with the player, creating a self-running SWF movie called a "projector".

SWF templates

SWF (acronym of "Shockwave Flash", pronounced swiff is a partially open file format for multimedia and especially vector graphics developed by FutureWave Software, and now controlled by Adobe. Intended to be small enough for publication on the web, SWF files can contain animations or applets of varying degrees of interactivity and function. SWF is also sometimes used for creating animated display graphics and menus for DVD movies, and television commercials.

The Advanced mode of Photo Flash Maker supports many more dynamic and comprehensive configurations. Nonetheless, don't be scared off. Even average users with basic knowledge can use the Advanced settings to create gorgeous flash slideshows with photos, music, and, the Photo Flash Maker program.

Flash Templates