In this tutorial, we will show you how to use
the commercial applet ImageFader. Only commercial member accounts
will be able to do this.
When you first log in through the start page,
you will end up in the applet selection page after clicking
"Click here to continue". Now click on the link
saying "Slide Shows" and then "Image Processing
Slide Shows", you will find "ImageFader". Now
click on "Edit Applet".
A configuration dialog will appear, which we
from now on in this tutorial we will call it the VAC Dialog.
It will look like this:
In addition to the VAC Dialog, you will also
have access to a file folder. Click on the "File folder"
link at the right menu. These are the files that your personal
file folder contains, it looks like this:
First we will start by uploading your files
to your folder. You can either use the images that have been
automatically copied into your folder when you selected the
ImageFader applet and then ignore this step, or upload your
own images. Click on "browse" (the button next to
the "upload file" field) in the file folder. Select
a JPEG or GIF image from your hard drive, make sure it has
the extensions ".GIF", ".JPG" or ".JPEG"
(this goes especially for the Macintosh users). Also make
sure these images are not too large, because your folder space
is limited and using big images will cause the SWF files to
be enormous. After selecting the file, click on the "upload"
button. After a moment, the field will be cleared and you
can upload another file. See The
File Handler section for more information about how to
Now start by setting the size of the Flash applet
in the VAC Dialog. You can either keep the 300x200 pixel size
or change it to whatever you want. But don't let it become
too large though, this applet is very processor intensive.
Let the file name be as it is and click on the "Color"
tab. You will see the following dialog:
Let the background color remain black. Now click
on the "Images" tab. You will see the following
Here you can select the images that will be included in the
slideshow. Click on the "..." button to select an
image from your file folder. It's important that you put an
equal number of images as you have URL:s (see more information
about entering text and files in the section Entering
Text Or Files). These URL:s will be invoked when someone
clicks on the image at that line position. Click
here if you need to know how to use the file
field. Then press on the "Other" tab. You will
You don't really need to change anything here,
but you should know that these are settings for changing fading
speed, the pause between each emerging image, the compression
ratio, target frame and more.
You are almost finished! Just press the "Create
Applet" button. A new window will open up with your Flash
Now, if you want to download your created effect,
then read more about it on the section Handling
Files and What to do with the
downloaded file. If you want to know more about ImageFader,
then read the manual for it by clicking