Making a Photo Gallery

 

  1. Create a new Flash document choosing the existing Photo slideshow template.

    File > New > Templates tab > 'Photo Slideshows' Category > 'Modern Photo Slideshow' Template

    photo slideshow template
     
  2. A fully functional photo album with some default photos will open. 

    flash photo album
     
  3. Test the file to see how it works 

    Control > Test Movie
     
  4. Save the Flash document, giving it a name. 

    File > Save 
     
  5. Open the Library

    Window > Library 
    photo library
     
  6. Open the the 'photos' folder.
     
  7. Double click a photo to get the'Bitmap Properties' window. 


    bitmap properties
     
  8. Click the 'Import' button and import your photo. It will replace the default image. The photo album is designed to show photos of the dimension 640x480 pixels so ensure your photos are of those dimensions. 
     
  9. Repeat the proceedure for the the other photos. 
     
  10. Select the first frame in the captions layer of the timeline. The default caption for the first photo will get selected. You can see it at the bottom of the stage area. 

    Photo Captions
     
  11. Double click on the caption and edit the text to the caption of your photo. Repeat for all captions. 

    edit photo caption

Congratulations! Your Photo Gallery is ready!

To Add an Extra Photo

The template comes with a default of 4 photos. If you have more than 4 photos follow these steps:

  1. Insert a new set of frames after the last frame on each layer

    Click on the frame title of the last frame > Insert > Timeline > Frame 
    add extra photo
  2. Insert keyframes in the new frames on the layers entitled 'Captions' and 'picture layer'.

    Click on the frame > Insert > Timeline > Keyframe 
     
  3. Import the extra photo into the library and then put it into the 'photos' folder.

    - File > Import > Import to Library 
    - Open the Library Window > Drag the new photo into the 'photos' folder

     
  4. In the timeline, click on the last keyframe of the 'picture layer'. Then click on the photo in the stage. The photo will get selected and it will be a duplicate of the photo in the previous frame. 
     
  5. Swap it with the new photo in the Properties window.

    In the 'Properties' window, click the 'Swap' button > Select the new photo in the 'Swap Bitmap' window that opens up > Click OK 

    swap images
     
  6. Change the caption for the photo. 
     
  7. Test the photo album and repeat the process for all the extra photos you want to add.

Delete Extra Photos

In case you have less than 4 photos in your album simply remove the extra set of frames.

Click on the frame title of the frames you want ot remove > Edit > Timeline > Remove Frames

ASSIGNMENT - PHOTO GALLERY

Make your own photo gallery with 10 different slides showing.  That's it.