Flash Album

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The Flash Album is very similar to the Web Album, but it has a few less options and no template files. A disadvantage is however, that not every browser or corporate network allows Flash.


More differences:


While the Web Album mirrors Subfolders from the file system, the Flash Album generates subfolders into one sequential image list. However, you can enable Add gallery to existing flash project and thus combine several galleries (albums, catalogs, folders) in one Flash application.


The Web Album uses filename sorting. You can call Custom sorting in the Explorer to manually change the sequence of the images. In the Flash Album, you can alternatively sort the images through drag & drop in the initial Selection Wizard by activating Custom Images.


In Flash Albums you can display the following movie types: FLV, MOV, AVI, MPEG, ASF, WMV. All movies are converted to the flash format FLV (MPEG-4, H.264 Standard), which is a very kompressed and stable format for web applications. Please note, that CodedColor can currently not display FLV movies, except in your exported Flash Album. To view FLV movies on your PC, we recommend the VLC Mediaplayer.


Flash Albums can play a background music file.


Create a Flash Album


Step 1: General Options


This step is mostly identical to the Web Album


Step 2: Colors and Layout


Experiment with the color and layout settings, and activate the option Quick export, which only generates 3 images at a time.


After export, you may want to locate the file STYLE.CSS in the output folder and edit it in a text editor. You need some knowledge in the style language for this. You can modify the fonts (font-size) and the transparency (background-alpha) of the panels. Since the style language has several more attributes, these options were omitted in the export dialog.


Step 3: Start Export


This step is mostly identical to the Web Album


Step 4: Upload Album


See FTP upload


Add another Gallery to a Flash Album


To add images to an existing flash album,


1.Click Add gallery to existing flash project
2.Open the folder of your existing flash project


You can add as many galleries to an exiting project as you like, however, you current dialog settings will always overwrite the existing project settings.


After export, you need to add the following files/folders to your existing online album:


The complete subfolder of the added gallery, containing the subfolders IMAGES, ORIG and THUMBS. It is located right below the project main folder.



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CodedColor uses FFmpeg to convert movies. What to do, if FFmepg is not found on my system.


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Web Album
HTML Indexpage
Multipage Documents (PDF, TIF)
Albums and Catalogs
Custom sorting
Title and Annotations
Mail Files
Album Upload





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