Create a Flash image gallery using photoFlow component

When I am designing a web site or a web presentation, I always look for a nice way to show photos. No matter how many time you may spend on the design, nowadays if you don’t show your pictures in an effective way, your work will look cheap.

The hand that will help you a lot to manage this problem is photoFlow, a Flash component that will display multiple images in a vrey interesting way. The guys at Flashloaded know they have released a nice component, so they want me to review their work through this ReviewMe post.

First of all let’s see how does it look:


All your photos will be stacked in perspective behind the active photo, and the user can browse them clicking on a photo, acting on the slider or watch them cycle as in a slideshow.

Change images through an external XML file

There are three ways to change photos in the slideshow, but the most interesting is the capability of changing the photo directly through an external XML file. This means you don’t need to edit your .fla file if you want to change some photos.

This is not the only customizable thing: you may change perspective view, reflections, assign a text string to be displayed when an image is selected, scale images, change background color and opacity, skin the scrollbar and more!

Actionscript event detection

The component is designed to detect and trig specific events, so you can custom the behavior of your gallery… as an example, you can open in an external popup the photo you clicked.

Too complicated? NO!

Unfortunately, most components with a wide range of customizable features are too complicated for an everyday use and the software often come without a full guide.

This is not the case of photoFlow, that provides a well designed guide covering everything you need to know about this component.


If the guide shouldn’t be enough, there is a forum where you can post all your doubts and exchange knowledge with other users.

Pay once, use forever

For $59.95, photoFlow can be used to create an unlimited number of websites and there is a money back guarantee that promises to give the buy a 100% refund if he isn’t satisfied.

Overall considerations

I know there are tons of gallery/slideshow/whatsoever scripts out there, and for an amateur designer those $59.95 are… 59.00 too much for a Flash component, anyway I recommend this component to all professional designers who are looking for a quick and effective way to create interesting Flash galleries without spending time learning actionscript in depth.

At the moment I think you can setup only an horizontal scroller, but I hope you can transform the component to a vertical one somehow.

Definitely a good component.

Unfortunately, one of the “rules” for this review is not to allow comments. Anyway, I want to allow you readers to comment every post I write, because this blog lives mainly upon your comments. I want you to know to things:

1) I am ready not to be paid for this review because I allowed comments, but in my opinion your comments are more important than the fee for a review

2) Even if I don’t get paid, I confirm my opinion about the component. Definitely a good component.

Get the most popular Phaser 3 book

Through 202 pages, 32 source code examples and an Android Studio project you will learn how to build cross platform HTML5 games and create a complete game along the way.

Get the book

// 1+2=3
// 100 rounds
// 10000000
// 2 Cars
// 2048
// A Blocky Christmas
// A Jumping Block
// A Life of Logic
// Angry Birds
// Angry Birds Space
// Artillery
// Astro-PANIC!
// Avoider
// Back to Square One
// Ball Game
// Ball vs Ball
// Ball: Revamped
// Balloon Invasion
// BallPusher
// Ballz
// Bar Balance
// Bejeweled
// Biggification
// Block it
// Blockage
// Bloons
// Boids
// Bombuzal
// Boom Dots
// Bouncing Ball
// Bouncing Ball 2
// Bouncy Light
// BoxHead
// Breakout
// Bricks
// Bubble Chaos
// Bubbles 2
// Card Game
// Castle Ramble
// Chronotron
// Circle Chain
// Circle Path
// Circle Race
// Circular endless runner
// Cirplosion
// CLOCKS - The Game
// Color Hit
// Color Jump
// ColorFill
// Columns
// Concentration
// Crossy Road
// Crush the Castle
// Cube Jump
// CubesOut
// Dash N Blast
// Dashy Panda
// Deflection
// Diamond Digger Saga
// Don't touch the spikes
// Dots
// Down The Mountain
// Drag and Match
// Draw Game
// Drop Wizard
// DROP'd
// Dudeski
// Dungeon Raid
// Educational Game
// Elasticity
// Endless Runner
// Erase Box
// Eskiv
// Farm Heroes Saga
// Filler
// Flappy Bird
// Fling
// Flipping Legend
// Floaty Light
// Fuse Ballz
// GearTaker
// Gem Sweeper
// Globe
// Goat Rider
// Gold Miner
// Grindstone
// GuessNext
// Helicopter
// Hero Emblems
// Hero Slide
// Hexagonal Tiles
// HookPod
// Hop Hop Hop Underwater
// Horizontal Endless Runner
// Hundreds
// Hungry Hero
// Hurry it's Christmas
// InkTd
// Iromeku
// Jet Set Willy
// Jigsaw Game
// Knife Hit
// Knightfall
// Legends of Runeterra
// Lep's World
// Line Rider
// Lumines
// Magick
// MagOrMin
// Mass Attack
// Math Game
// Maze
// Meeblings
// Memdot
// Metro Siberia Underground
// Mike Dangers
// Mikey Hooks
// Nano War
// Nodes
// o:anquan
// One Button Game
// One Tap RPG
// Ononmin
// Pacco
// Perfect Square!
// Perfectionism
// Phyballs
// Pixel Purge
// PixelField
// Planet Revenge
// Plants Vs Zombies
// Platform
// Platform game
// Plus+Plus
// Pocket Snap
// Poker
// Pool
// Pop the Lock
// Pop to Save
// Poux
// Pudi
// Pumpkin Story
// Puppet Bird
// Pyramids of Ra
// qomp
// Quick Switch
// Racing
// Radical
// Rebuild Chile
// Renju
// Rise Above
// Risky Road
// Roguelike
// Roly Poly
// Run Around
// Rush Hour
// SameGame
// SamePhysics
// Save the Totem
// Security
// Serious Scramblers
// Shrink it
// Sling
// Slingy
// Snowflakes
// Sokoban
// Space Checkers
// Space is Key
// Spellfall
// Spinny Gun
// Splitter
// Spring Ninja
// Sproing
// Stabilize!
// Stack
// Stairs
// Stick Hero
// String Avoider
// Stringy
// Sudoku
// Super Mario Bros
// Surfingers
// Survival Horror
// Talesworth Adventure
// Tetris
// The Impossible Line
// The Moops - Combos of Joy
// The Next Arrow
// Threes
// Tic Tac Toe
// Timberman
// Tiny Wings
// Tipsy Tower
// Toony
// Totem Destroyer
// Tower Defense
// Trick Shot
// Tunnelball
// Turn
// Turnellio
// TwinSpin
// vvvvvv
// Warp Shift
// Way of an Idea
// Whack a Creep
// Wheel of Fortune
// Where's my Water
// Wish Upon a Star
// Word Game
// Wordle
// Worms
// Yanga
// Yeah Bunny
// Zhed
// zNumbers