Use a slideshow module when you want to display a set of images in the foreground, one at a time. Besides the traditional horizontal slide transition, there are a number of other types of transitions from one image to the next, as described in the Playback tab section below. The images come from a gallery you create either in the Dropfunnels Media Library or SmugSmug. You can display the image title, but if there is other content you want to display and the image is of secondary importance, see the related modules described below.
Dropfunnels Media Library or SmugMug.
- Photos (Media Library only) Contains links to create a gallery of images in your Media Library or to edit an existing gallery.
- Feed URL (SmugMug galleries only) Enter the URL for the RSS feed here. For help with linking to a SmugMug gallery.
Sets the height of the box in which images and controls are displayed. The default height is 500px.
- Skin color
There's not much difference, but choose Light if you have light-colored images and background and Dark if you have dark-colored images and background. Individual image size is adjusted to maintain this height.
Since the Height setting keeps the height of each image constant, the Crop setting determines whether the width of the image will adjust to display the full image (so width will vary depending on each image) or the image width expands to the full width of the column (minus margin and padding) and crops the left and right edges if necessary.
- Disable right-click
Does not allow image/s to be downloaded.
None, or choose Link to add a URL that will serve as a single destination for the entire set of images. You can't set a separate link for each image.
- Link URL
If you selected Link for the Click action, enter the destination URL here.
- Auto Play
Yes (the default) means the images transition automatically and can be overridden by any navigation controls that are displayed. No means the user must advance the images using the navigation controls.
Number of seconds the full image is displayed. The default is 3 seconds.
Choose among the following types of transitions from one image to the next. The default transition is Fade.
The next image is immediately displayed instead of a transition effect.
Slide loses opacity while the next slide comes into view.
- Ken Burns
The Ken Burns movement is applied during both the display and transition times with a quick fade transition to the next slide.
- Slide horizontal
Typical horizontal movement from right to left.
- Slide vertical
Current slide moves upwards followed by the next slide. There is no white space between the current and next slide.
Vertical bands of white space appear over the image and become narrower until the full image is displayed.
The next image appears with an overlay of nearly transparent gray squares during a fade transition..The effect works best at short transition times. For longer transitions the effect more resembles the Fade transition.
- Random bars
Vertical light gray bars of random width and spacing overlay the next image and fade out.
The next image appears with an overlay of nearly transparent gray squares during a fade transition.
- Random boxes
Random gray rectangles overlay the next image and fade out.
- Boxes grow
The next image appears with a gray grid overlay that shrinks and disappears.
- Transition speed
Number of seconds spent transitioning to the next image. The default transition speed is one second.
- Randomize photos
No (default) means photos are displayed in the same order as they appear in the gallery. Yes means the images are randomized. The randomization order stays the same with autoplay loops and navigation.
This tab has settings for the display of the navigation arrows and all of the controls in the control bar. There are settings that apply to showing or hiding individual icons in the control bar, and there are other settings that apply to the display of the control bar itself.
There are two sections on the Controls tab that affect the entire control bar.
- By default the control bar is enabled. To hide it, in the Control Bar section, set Nav type to None.
- If you display the control bar, for the Nav type setting you can choose Buttons or Thumbs. The Buttons choice displays the forward, back, and play buttons as icons. The Thumbs choice displays thumbnails of the gallery images, which can be clicked to navigate to a different slide. By default, the size of the thumbnail images is 50px, but you can change that in the Thumbs size field in the Thumbs section.
- By default, the control bar is displayed at the bottom. To move it to the top, in the Control Bar section, set Nav position to Top.
Control Bar Buttons section, you can show or hide any of the icons in the control bar.
Yes displays the Play/Pause button in the control bar. Enable this setting if you want to give your user the option to automate the slide show even when AutoPlay is set to No on the Playback tab.
Note: The Play/Pause icon is only visible in the control bar when it is set to Yes and the Nav Style setting in the Control Bar section is Buttons.
If set to Yes, this button is displayed and the entire slideshow expands to fullscreen when clicked.
Yes displays the Information icon, shown in this screenshot, and clicking the icon displays the image's caption from the Media Library.
Yes displays a Heart icon, shown in this screenshot, and clicking the icon displays whatever social buttons you have enabled in the Social section on this tab.
This section has an Overlay enabled field, which by default is set to No, meaning the control bar is displayed below or above the slides. If set to Yes, the control bar is placed in a narrow semi transparent band along the inside bottom or top of the slides themselves. In this case, there are two additional settings: Overlay Hide and Overlay Hide Delay. If set to No, the control bar overlay is always visible. If set to Yes, the control bar overlay disappears after the number of seconds that you specify.
There are all the usual Advanced tab settings for margins, visibility, animations, and advanced HTML settings.