PhotoShelter slideshows give you the ability to embed your galleries almost anywhere like a blog, webpage, or even your Facebook page. And as more and more people have used them, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback on how they could be even better. So I’m happy to announce that we’ve updated the features and functionality.
Here’s the new slideshow with all its defaults turned on.
You might notice that we’ve changed the previous and next buttons which now overlay the image when you move your mouse onto the slideshow. We think the bigger buttons will make it easier to use. Alternately, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard. We also changed some of the iconography like the now prominent “SHARE” button.
Now let’s talk about all the ways you can customize your slideshow…
Of course, you can resize it, and perhaps turn off the top menu bar.
Clicking on the image takes you to the corresponding image in my PhotoShelter archive, unless of course, you disable that feature.
Here’s a version with the “filmstrip” turned on by default.
You can also disable the bottom toolbar and make the background transparent. Pretty clean, right?
The back-end controls also allow you to determine the time between slides, and whether you want the slideshow to automatically start playing. There are now over 20 different options that you can configure when setting up your slideshow. So we hope you find something that suits your taste and needs.
Lastly, the old slideshow had a maximum display limit of 200 images, even if your gallery had more images. We rewrote the way the slideshow loads the images and meta data, and now set up a 1,000 image limit. This should definitely help those event shooters out there.