Fast Gallery

A FAST, lightweight (small SWF), and easily configurable image gallery. This is designed with ultra-low bandwidth and ultra-fast loading in mind. This gallery includes 4 advanced layout options and a dozen configuration options packed into about 18 KB.

The fastest image gallery yet!

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Requirements

Adobe Flash Player

What's Included

100% of source code, including the Flash source code (.FLA files)! Also includes installation instructions and a few examples of XML configuration files.

Features

Over a dozen options are available for the gallery, located in an external XML configuration file. This file is editable using any standard text editor like Windows Notepad or Textpad. Both color, text, and layout configuration options are available. 4 different layouts are available: 1, 2, 3, and 4 (the "layout" parameter).

Images for the gallery can be specified via the external XML file. The thumbnail path using the "thumb" parameter, and the caption text using the "captiontext" tag. Any image can also be linked to a popup window, which can either be an external URL (http:// location) or an image, as it is in the demo.

"Print" image option is available. When clicked, the operating system's print window is automatically opened. This option can be disabled in the XML.

Auto-scroll for thumbnails is available through 2 of the 4 available layouts. The auto-scroll can be placed either on the right or on the left side of the gallery layout.

Any image can be linked to an external popup window by specifying a path in the "imageurl" tag, in the XML configuration file.

100% of the Flash source code is included upon purchase (the Flash 2004 Pro. file, as well as the ActionScript 2.0 classes). Thus, if the option isn't available in the XML configuration file, then you can always directly edit the Flash code.

Basic operation of the gallery involves three files: an HTML file, a SWF file, and an XML configuration file. The idea is that the SWF loads the XML configuration file upon startup, to determine the layout and settings for the gallery. As you can see, the SWF is very light (only about 14 KB). Fast Gallery is truly one of the fastest and most poweful image galleries on the market.

Layout 1 of 6 has all images in a thumbnail section on the right side of the screen, with arrow controls to view more thumbnails. The layout that you want can be set in the XML configuration file, using any good text editor.

Layout 2 of 6 is identical in every way to layout 1, except that the thumbnails appear on the left side.

Layout 3 includes the smooth scrolling option, whereby all thumbnails occupy a scrolling bar at the right-side of the screen. The title text is absent in this layout, to maximize the image area.

Layout 4 is identical to layout 3, except that the thumbnail bar appears on the left-side of the screen, instead of the right-side.

Layout 5 is similar to 3 and 4, except that the thumbnails appear above the main image, rather than to the side.

The 6th and final layout is identical to layout 5, except that the thumbnails are aligned at the bottom.

NEW! Slideshow feature allows the images to loop. This feature can be activated in the external XML configuration file.

User-Contributed Add-Ons

  Matixe

Contributed by Matixe for Fast Gallery version 1.1

Menu

  XML CONSTRUCTURE

Contributed by IRANWEBMASTER.COM for Fast Gallery version 1.1

This XML Generates XML!

  Show/Hide background shadow (new option)

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.2

Add new option in Fast Gallery Post: http://forum.tufat.com/showthread.php?t=9578 Option name in gallery.xml is drawbgshadows.

  Customization of thumbnails amount.

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.2

Add new option to gallery.xml to customize an amount of thumbnails. Post: http://forum.tufat.com/showthread.php?t=12674 And thank you guys for your posts!

  Customization of thumbnails amount.

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.2

Sorry for bad previous resource! Add new option to gallery.xml to customize an amount of thumbnails. Post: http://forum.tufat.com/showthread.php?t=12674 And thank you guys for your posts!

  Fix problem with gallery dimentions in IE and others.

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.2

Fixed very old problem with dimentions of the gallery. Thanks eysmed for posts!

  Customization layouts 1, 2

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.3

Add ability to change thumbnail images square dimentions in layouts 1, 2. By default it is 3x3 elements square. Look at gallery.xml file for customize it. Thanks to Matt for post!

  New ability - custom link on popup image

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.3

Add new ability to customize external url for popup image. When you can click the image in the popup it will take you to a new link in a window with all the browser buttons.

  New abilities and fixes.

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.5

Main work was done on this week for the FastGallery forum support. Implemented 2 new abilities: 1) customization of thumbnail hints (set up in gallery.xml); 2) open external link in popup window whe...

  Start/stop slideshow button

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.7

Add slideshow start/stop button and slideshowstop property (stop slideshow when thumbnail was chosen).

  Add thumb zoom ability and small fixes.

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.9

New properties: thumbenlarge="1" - enable thumbnail enlarge on mouse over thumbenlargezoom="10" - zoom level of thumbnail enlarge in percent's Fix bugs with roll over/out effects in keyboard na...

  Image border

Contributed by Taras for Fast Gallery version 2.9.2

Add ability to customize image border thickness.