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Playing Your Photodex Hosted Shows From Your Own Web Site

Postby MG - Admin » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:48 pm

For those of you interested in playing your slide shows on your own web site, but don't have the storage space to actually host the show I have a solution. The following instructions allow you to upload your show to Photodex and then link to it from within your own web site to play the show. For an example of what I mean, click here.

Here is how I make the slide shows work on my site. It seems more complicated than it is. Once you do the first one the rest become a quick process.

First, copy the code below and place it in your web site code.

<script language="javascript" src="http://www.photodex.com/presenter.js"></script>
<script>PhotodexObject("ProShow","objectname","http://www.photodex.com/shows/59110_20050129021109.px",640,480); PresenterControls("objectname",640);</script>


Now, upload your show to the Photodex web site using the "Share Show" function within ProShow Gold. After the show has completely uploaded go to the Photodex web site and go to the "Online Sharing" page. You'll need to login to see the information, but once you do you'll see your show listed. Click on it to get to the page on their site that has the show running. If you then click on "View Page Source" from within your browsers menu options it will then display the html code for the page. Look down near the bottom third of the page for a line that looks like the one below:

<script>PhotodexObject("ProShow","ashow","http://www.photodex.com/shows/59110_20050501185241.html","580","435");</script>

Note the long numbered html file above - 59110_20050501185241.html. This is your slide show file location.

Next, copy this portion only and paste it over the section of html code in your web page that is highlighted in red below.

Example:

Paste over the code highlighted below:

<script language="javascript" src="http://www.photodex.com/presenter.js"></script>
<script>PhotodexObject("ProShow","objectname","http://www.photodex.com/shows/59110_20050129021109.px",640,480); PresenterControls("objectname",640);</script>

It should now look like this:

<script language="javascript" src="http://www.photodex.com/presenter.js"></script>
<script>PhotodexObject("ProShow","objectname","http://www.photodex.com/shows/59110_20050501185241.html",640,480); PresenterControls("objectname",640);</script>

Now, change the html extension to px. It should look like this:

<script language="javascript" src="http://www.photodex.com/presenter.js"></script>
<script>PhotodexObject("ProShow","objectname","http://www.photodex.com/shows/59110_20050501185241.px",640,480); PresenterControls("objectname",640);</script>

Save your page and upload it to your server. The slide show should work flawlessly.

Each time you create a new show, just follow the same instructions for each show getting the file location from the Photodex site.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mike
Last edited by MG - Admin on Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 pm, edited 4 times in total.

marky mark

thanks

Postby marky mark » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:15 pm

thanks for the code very helpful. I also like you show what was the total photo count in the "raw" file. looks like alot of the photo had about 3 different photos in each. looked great. Did you use PhotoShop to do all the coloring?

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Postby MG - Admin » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:24 pm

Mark:

Thanks for checking the show out. There are 82 total slides, but as you guessed, most photos had several variations for the color transitions and such. I used Photoshop to make the color changes.

Mike

marky mark

Help was welcomed

Postby marky mark » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:40 pm

thanks for the info. I'm going to give it a try...

Darren2Cool

Postby Darren2Cool » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:32 am

Looks like your code in the last example still has the .html extension. Just mentioning it in case someone decided to cut and paste your code.

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Postby MG - Admin » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:25 am

Darren2Cool wrote:Looks like your code in the last example still has the .html extension. Just mentioning it in case someone decided to cut and paste your code.


Thanks, it's been corrected.

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Postby Barbara_K » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:56 am

Mike,

You were kind enough to share this code with me about 6 months ago on the DP Review forum. I have been using it for all my slide shows ever since. It works wonderfully and the shows look a lot nicer using my own backgrounds. For those who have their own web site, I highly recommend this method of presenting slide shows.

Barbara

PS: Love this new forum. So much easier to read posts than Yahoo Groups. Thanks for your hard work.

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Postby MG - Admin » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:11 am

Barbara:

I'm glad to hear you've been using the code for your own shows. I think being able to have your shows viewed at your own site is great, and not having to use up the storage space is even better.

Oh, and I'm glad you found your way here. Welcome!

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Thank you

Postby SusanW » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:18 pm

This is great info. Thank you so much.

Darren2Cool

Postby Darren2Cool » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:47 pm

DP Review Forum? I don't know about that one.

Is there a place here for links to related forums?

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Postby MG - Admin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:34 pm

DPreview is a site for camera reviews and equipment. There is also a forum for discussing the different types of cameras, lighting, etc. There isn't a forum for ProShow, but it is a topic that occassionaly gets discussed in the PC Tools forum. Here's a link to the site:

DPreview

Other than the Yahoo Group, I'm not aware of any other forums that focus on the ProShow products. They may be out there, but I haven't come across any.

Mike

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Postby Sharpfocus » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:16 pm

Mike, I joined just so I could tell you thanks for the code and the tip about how to embed your show without having to host it yourself. I just saved 50 megabytes of server storage space. ..Bob

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Postby MG - Admin » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:18 pm

Sharpfocus wrote:Mike, I joined just so I could tell you thanks for the code and the tip about how to embed your show without having to host it yourself. I just saved 50 megabytes of server storage space. ..Bob


Bob:

You're welcome! Hope you stick around and share some of your shows and tips. Thanks!

Mike

737mechanic

Postby 737mechanic » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:32 am

mgregg99 Thanks for the tip, That works out much better.

Do you have any tutorials on how you made your colors show. That is the best show I have seen showing colors transition into different colors and I would love to be able to do a couple of those on the family shows I do.

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Postby MG - Admin » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:43 am

737mechanic wrote:mgregg99 Thanks for the tip, That works out much better.

Do you have any tutorials on how you made your colors show. That is the best show I have seen showing colors transition into different colors and I would love to be able to do a couple of those on the family shows I do.

737mechanic


Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad the tutorial was of help to you.

I don't have a tutorial on how I did the "Colors" effects, but it is an easy thing to do. All I did was open an image in Photoshop and create a B/W version and save it under a different name. I then placed both slides in the ProShow timeline next to each other and did a slow fade transition between them. Hope that makes sense.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!

Mike

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