Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Create moving xml image gallery with captions

Read moving xml image gallery tutorial to learn how to create moving xml image gallery with captions. It is easy and simple but need a little XML knowledge. If you haven't known about XML , please try another free flash image gallery creator- Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory, which can create various flash gallery without xml skills.
So the tutorial will include two parts:
  • How to make moving xml image gallery with captions
  • Another free flash image gallery tutorial without xml skills
Now follow my steps and I am sure the xml image gallery tutorial is easy to pick up.

Step 1: Download free xml image gallery template

Download free xml image gallery template and unzip it. The package should include _pic folder, photo.xml file and polaroid.swf file. Open polaroid.swf file to see the original samples as below picture, you can move the thumbnails in the motherboard by dragging the photos, and double click the photos to enlarge them.
free xml image gallery screenshot

Step 2: Add your digital photos to _pic folder

Choose your favorite digital photos to add into _pic folder. There is no quantity limitation and size limitation for digital photos.

Step 3: Edit XML file for adding digital photos

Open photos.xml file with a text editor, such as Dreamweaver MX. You will notice that all images are described with the following XML tag. You can place as many images as you want by copy and paste the xml code below and you just need to revise the red photo name to your own photo name.

<photo desc="Beautiflul" url="_pics/1.jpg" />

Step 4: Add caption for each photo

Look the xml code again, you can add caption by revise the value of "desc" attribute. Just replace the red words to your own caption for your photos.

<photo desc="Beautiflul" url="_pics/1.jpg" />

Step 5: Upload your xml image gallery on website

Copy and past the following HTML code to your website, such as MySpace, Blogger. So long as your website support HTML code, you can put it anywhere as you like. Don't forget to revise the red URL blow to your own URL.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowScriptAccess="never" allowNetworking="internal" height="264" width="550" data="http://www.flash-slide-show.com/images/tutorials/flash_banner/banner550.swf">

<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="never" />

<param name="allowNetworking" value="internal" />

<param name="movie" value="http://www.flash-slide-show.com/images/tutorials/flash_banner/banner550.swf" />

<param name="quality" value="high" />


Another Easy Way to Create Flash Gallery without xml skills

Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory is an easy to use flash image gallery creator which can create dynamic image gallery, 3D flash photo gallery, website slideshow without XML or flash skills at all. All the processes are automatically and instantly , you just need to move your fingers to click some buttons in the software.
Watch the following 3D flash tunnel gallery made by free flash gallery templates. Click the photos to enlarge them and you can also change the background color by click the color board in the bottom.
Summer vacation image gallery

Created by Wondershare Flash Gallery Factory
Note: If you can't open the summer vacation image gallery, please refresh your browser or wait a litter longer.

Simple steps for making flash image gallery without xml skills:
  • Setp 1: Add your digital photos & music to Flash Gallery Factory;
  • Setp 2: Choose image gallery template or just custom your own template;
  • Setp 3: Ouput and save the gallery as SWF or HTML format.

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