Topic: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

I've set up a new gallery so that each image will cross-fade into the next.

The cross-fade is working throughout the gallery, but not for the first image transition.  i.e. the transition from image #1 to image #2 is a 'snap' transition.    After that, each image fades into the next as it should. 

How can I fix this?  I've been through every detail of the set-up and can't find anything that would cause the first two images to transition differently.  Please help!  Thank you!

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

Make sure that you are using the latest version of SimpleViewer-Pro (v2.2.0).
Pleas see Upgrading SimpleViewer-Pro if necessary.
If you are already using the latest version of SimpleViewer-Pro, then please post the URL to your gallery so that we can take a look.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

Hi Steven

Thanks so much for the fast response!  I am using v 2.2.0   

This is not live on my client's website yet, because it's not working, so obviously I can't publish it. sad    .....So I can't send you a link.   

Can you provide any insight on what you would be looking for if you were able to view the link?  It sounds like this is an issue you were having with the previous version?    Are there any steps you can recommend for me to try in order to get this on-track?  Thank you!

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

Can you provide any insight on what you would be looking for if you were able to view the link?

The first thing I would check would be the XML settings. I would use your settings in a test gallery to try to replicate the problem.

It sounds like this is an issue you were having with the previous version?

It is not a bug that I have encountered before and it is not listed in the SimpleViewer Version History as a bug that has been fixed. I just wanted to make sure that you were using the most recent version so that I could rule out any old bugs which may be somehow related.

Are there any steps you can recommend for me to try in order to get this on-track?

Would you be able to zip and upload the gallery folder (and post a link) so that I could examine the files?
Otherwise, could you perhaps post the settings used within your gallery's XML file?
Thank you.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

o.k.  - sorry I don't see how to upload the files?  First time using the forum...  Can you let me know how to do that?  Thanks!

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

Here's the xml at any rate:



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<simpleviewergallery

    useFlickr="false"
    resizeOnImport="true"
    cropToFit="false"
    frameWidth="0"
    thumbPosition="NONE"
    showOpenButton="false"
    showFullscreenButton="false"
    imageTransitionType="CROSS_FADE"
    imageTransitionTime="4.4"
    displayTime="4.3"
    autoPlayOnLoad="true"
    showAutoPlayStatus="false"
    autoPlayThumbs="false"
    enableLooping="false"
    hideOverlayOnTransition="true"
    showBackButton="true"
    goNextOnAutoPlay="false"
    showToolTips="true"
    thumbNavStyle="CLASSIC"
    imageNavStyle="TRIANGLE"
    imageNavColor="FFFFFF"
    imageNavBackColor="000000"
    showBigPlayButton="false"
    overlayFadeTime="0.3"
    galleryStyle="MODERN"
    lockTopStack="true"
    enableMouseWheel="false"
    imageNavBackOpacity=".5"
    showNavButtons="false"

>
  <image imageURL="images/1_60Profile_Done improved.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/1_60Profile_Done improved.jpg"
    linkURL="images/1_60Profile_Done improved.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/2_Southport_4_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/2_Southport_4_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/2_Southport_4_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/3_Smith_22_Sabreline38X 199_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/3_Smith_22_Sabreline38X 199_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/3_Smith_22_Sabreline38X 199_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/4_Southport_2_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/4_Southport_2_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/4_Southport_2_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/5_Smith_10_L42S_1_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/5_Smith_10_L42S_1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/5_Smith_10_L42S_1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/6_Smith_13_54Hatteras_improved_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/6_Smith_13_54Hatteras_improved_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/6_Smith_13_54Hatteras_improved_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/7_Smith_5_SL42X_1_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/7_Smith_5_SL42X_1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/7_Smith_5_SL42X_1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/8_Smith_21_L42X_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/8_Smith_21_L42X_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/8_Smith_21_L42X_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/9_Smith_17_47CL_cropped_Done_Improved.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/9_Smith_17_47CL_cropped_Done_Improved.jpg"
    linkURL="images/9_Smith_17_47CL_cropped_Done_Improved.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/10_Smith_14_39SX-1_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/10_Smith_14_39SX-1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/10_Smith_14_39SX-1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/11_Smith_11_SL42S_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/11_Smith_11_SL42S_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/11_Smith_11_SL42S_int1_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/12_Southport_3_Done copy.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/12_Southport_3_Done copy.jpg"
    linkURL="images/12_Southport_3_Done copy.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/13_Smith_12_Gotshalk_Done_Improved.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/13_Smith_12_Gotshalk_Done_Improved.jpg"
    linkURL="images/13_Smith_12_Gotshalk_Done_Improved.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
  <image imageURL="images/14_Smith_1_NightCockpit_Done.jpg"
    thumbURL="thumbs/14_Smith_1_NightCockpit_Done.jpg"
    linkURL="images/14_Smith_1_NightCockpit_Done.jpg"
    linkTarget="_blank">
    <caption><![CDATA[]]></caption>
  </image>
</simpleviewergallery>

Re: Cross-Fade not working for first images in gallery...

o.k.  - sorry I don't see how to upload the files?  First time using the forum...  Can you let me know how to do that?  Thanks!

It is not possible to attach a file to a forum post. You would need to upload the zip file somewhere on your web server (or a file sharing host) and post the link.
Anyway, thank you for posting the contents of your gallery's XML file. I am now able to replicate the problem by using your settings in a test gallery.
Try setting the displayTime to greater than the imageTransitionTime.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.