Free SlideShow Maker

Visual JavaScript SlideShow is a free software that helps you easily generate delicious slideshows with gorgeous transition effects, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code. Just drag&drop your photos into Visual JavaScript SlideShow window, press "Publish" and your own web SlideShow with beautiful effects will open in the browser instantly! No flash, javascript, css, html coding, no image editing, just a few clicks to get your web slideshow ready.

  • Easy to Use

    Just drag&drop your photos to Visual SlideShow Maker, customize look and feel and publish your web slideshow!

  • for Windows & Mac

    Visual SlideShow Maker ported to Windows and Mac platform.

  • Flickr : Free SlideShow Maker

    Flickr and Photobucket support

    Use most interesting photos from Flickr and Photobucket on your site or blog in a few easy steps.

Overview

This photo slideshow maker is a demonstration of Flash-like behavior implemented solely in Javascript, HTML, and CSS. You don't need flash to view this slideshow. Use numerous of splendid effects to show your pictures. Create a slideshow and start photo sharing with your friends and family today.

Visual SlideShow is available for Windows and Mac; it is translated by volunteers to 25 languages!

What's New

Visual Slideshow v1.9 (June 1, 2013)

  • New template - Dark Glass
  • Free SlideShow Maker
  • Touch-enabled scrolling for mobile devices
  • Background audio now plays on mobile devices, uses HTML5 if possible
  • Improved "Insert to Page" wizard
  • Bug fixes

Visual Slideshow v1.7 (September 20, 2012)

  • Fully updated Javascript core for best performance with latest browsers
  • Improved quality of image compressing
  • Fixed bug with aspect ratio on Mac
  • Minor bug fixes

Visual SlideShow v1.6 (June 25, 2011)

  • New templates are added - Pinboard and Crystal;
  • Pinboard Crystal
  • Flickr and Photobucket support. Add flickr or photobucket album or a single photo to your gallery!
  • Add Flickr

  • "Auto Loop" option. If unchecked, the slideshow plays only one loop and stops at first slide.
  • Loop

  • Bug fixes.

Visual SlideShow JS v1.5 (February 9, 2011)

  • New templates are added - No frame and Pulse;
  • No frame Pulse
  • Now you can create Joomla module for you Joomla website;
  • Joomla
  • Now you are able to add more than one line of text in the caption;
  • Bug fixes;

Visual SlideShow JS v1.2 (October 20, 2010)

  • New templates are added - Android and iPhone;
  • Android iPhone
  • 'Insert to page' wizard is added. Inserting a gallery to page becomes easier. "Insert to Page" wizard opens a page in a browser view and you simply click inside the page to select where you want the gallery to appear and press "Insert Before". No more HTML editing required!

  • Notice: It's impossible to insert more than one slideshow into the same page!


    Insert to page
  • Option 'Sound' is added. Now you can add .mp3 audio file to your slideshow;
  • Sound
  • Option 'Transition time' is added;
  • Option 'Slideshow delay' is added;
  • Delay
  • Now you can add Link for each image in the gallery;
  • Link
  • Option 'Position of controller' is added;
  • Controller
  • Now you can add both horizontal and vertical images in the gallery;
  • Bug fixes;

Visual SlideShow JS v1.0 (March 10, 2010) - First Release!


How to Use

Part 1 - Adding folders with images or images to website album.


From the Images menu, select Add images.... Browse to the location of the folder you'd like to add and select the images. You can also use Add images from folder..., Add images from Flickr... and Add images from Photobucket... options.

Add Images To Gallery : Free SlideShow Maker

Visual SlideShow Maker will now include these pictures. Or you can drag the images (folder) to the Visual SlideShow window. The image is copied to your pictures folder and automatically added to your website gallery.

If you have included the images that you do not wish to be in the slideshow, you can easily remove them. Select all images that you wish to remove from slide show, and select Delete images.. from the Images menu. You can pick and choose pictures by holding the CTRL while clicking the pictures you like.

You can also use your Visual LightBox projects (.vislb) in Visual JavaScript SlideShow Maker.

Add Images To Gallery : Free SlideShow Maker


Part 2 - Adding caption.

When you select an image you'll see the various information about it, such as:

Image info : Free SlideShow Maker
  • Caption - you can enter any comment or text about the image in the website photo gallery. When you add images from Flickr its name will appear in caption automatically.
  • Path, Size - for each image, you will see the file name, full folder path; file size and date of last change.
  • Url - you can add link for each image in the gallery.

Part 3 - Editing capabilities.

In this slide show maker you can easily rotate your pictures using "Rotate Left" and "Rotate Right" buttons.

Rotate picture : Free SlideShow Maker

Double click the picture to open it in your default graph editor. You can adjust the color of pictures, as well as fix red-eye and crop out unwanted parts of an image.

Part 4 - Gallery properties.

From the Gallery menu, select Properties or use "Properties" button on the toolbar Properties button : Free SlideShow Maker.

On the first tab of the Gallery Properties window you can change the name of your slide show and enable/disable the following properties: Slide Show title, Auto play Slide Show, Loop Slide Show, Show captions, Show controller, Show loader, Play audio file and select . mp3 audio file you want for playing. Also you can choose Position of controller.

First tab : Free SlideShow Maker

On the second tab of the Gallery Properties window you can select the thumbnail you want to use, set the Thumbnails Size, Thumbnails Quality. Select Thumbnails Format (save in PNG or JPG format). Specify the Alignment of thumbnails (Top, Right, Bottom, Left) in your slideshow and the Page color.

Properties window : Free SlideShow Maker

On the third tab of the Gallery Properties window you can select the templates, the size and quality of your pictures, select transition effect, transition time, slideshow delay and change the watermark.

Templates window : JavaScript SlideShow

You can establish the various sizes for exported images.

Export image size : JavaScript SlideShow

Control the quality of output PNG and JPEG format image by defining output "Image quality" and "Thumbnail quality" parameters (0%…100%).

Image quality : JavaScript SlideShow

The following transition effects are available:

Part 5 - Publishing of the Visual SlideShow Maker.

When you are ready to publish your slideshow online or to a local drive for testing you should go to "Gallery/Publish". Select the publishing method: publish to folder, publish to FTP server, paste slideshow gallery into existing html page using insert to page option or create joomla module.

Publish to FTP : JavaScript SlideShow
  • publish to folder. To select a local location on your hard drive, just click the Browse folders button and choose a location. Then click Ok. You can also set "Open web page after publishing" option.
  • publish to FTP server. The FTP Location Manager window enables you to define a number of connections for use when uploading your slideshow to an FTP.

You are able to add a new FTP site by clicking "Edit" to the right of the "Publish to FTP server" drop down list. FTP Location Manager window will appear. Now type in a meaningful (this is not the actual hostname) name for your site and fill in the FTP details in the appropriate fields. You will have to type in your hostname, e.g. domain. The FTP port is normally located on port 21 thus this has been prefilled for you already. If your web site uses another port, you will have to enter it here.

Type in your username and password for the connection. If you do not fill in this information, Visual JavaScript SlideShow is unable to connect to your site and thus not able to upload your slideshow to website. If this site enables anonymous connections, just type in anonymous as the username and your e-mail address as the password.

You might want to change the Directory as well if you need to have your uploaded images placed in e.g. "www/gallery/". You can specify it in the FTP Folder field on the Publish window.

Notice: Write the name of the folder where your slide show will be placed on the server. Notice that you should specify this field; otherwise your slideshow will be uploaded into the root folder of your server!

  • insert to page. To select a html page, just click the Open HTML page button and choose page where you want to install web site album. Then click Open.
Insert to page : JavaScript SlideShow
Insert page : JavaScript SlideShow

Click inside the page to select where you want you gallery to appear. Click 'Insert Before' button and 'Publish button'. Notice that it is not posible to insert more than one gallery on the same page.

Insert page 2 : JavaScript SlideShow

Notice: It's impossible to insert more than one slideshow into the same page!


  • create joomla module. Save Joomla module in any folder. To select folder click 'Browse...' button.
  • Joomla

    Part 6 - Save your slide show as project file.

    When you exit Visual JavaScript SlideShow, you'll be asked if you want to save your project. The project consists of the pictures you choose to put on your slideshow and all your settings. It's a good idea to save the project, because that will allow you to change the project in case you decide to do something different with future slideshows. So click Yes, then enter a name for your project. To select the location of your project, just click the Browse folders button and choose a different location. Then click Save.

    Part 7 - Add Visual SlideShow inside your own page.

    Visual SlideShow Maker generates a special code. You can paste it in any place on your page where you want to add slideshow.

        * Export your slide show using Visual SlideShow software in any test folder on a local drive.
        * Open the generated index.html file in any text editor.
        * Copy all code for Visual SlideShow from the HEAD and BODY tags and paste it on your page in the HEAD tag and in the place where you want to have a slideshow (inside the BODY tag).

    <head>
    ...
      <!-- Start Visual SlideShow.com HEAD section -->
       .....
      <!-- End Visual SlideShow.com HEAD section -->
    ... </head>
    <body>
    ...
      <!-- Start Visual SlideShow.com BODY section -->
      .....
      <!-- End Visual SlideShow.com BODY section -->
    ...</body>

        * You can easily change the style of the templates. Find the generated 'engine/css/slideshow.css' file and open it in any text editor.

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