OK, big news here. Since I don't have the time maintain PhotoFolio the way I'd like, and since all of my users are such supportive people, and since life is short: I've decided to release the source code .fla files for the latest version of PhotoFolio.
Since the reason I'm doing this is because I have no time, I won't be able to support the source code at all, but I think my work is fairly clean so Flash geek among you should find is useful.
This is a bit of a melancholy decision for me, certainly marking the end of a small era in my life. Please do good stuff with it, and thank you for your support all these years.
Bill Wadman / 28 August 2009
PHOTOFOLIO 6 : I know you're thinking "FINALLY!!"
· Flash 8
· Drop Shadows
· New imgindex.xml schema
· External Font (PRO)
· switchesFile flashVar
· PhotoFolio Builder (PRO)
Read more in the readme inside the zip file
Photofolio is now competely free for personal or commercial use.
If you would like to donate, that would be very nice.
Also, if you add (if it doesn't exist) or change (if it does) the following line in the switches file :
It'll remove the photofolio icon from the interface.
email me with questions
Photofolio is no longer under development.
However, please download the source code and do something new with it if it'll help.
There is not longer any support forum, but if you have a specific question that I can answer without spending two hours debugging code, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer in an timely fashion.
What is PhotoFolio?
PhotoFolio is a Flash and PHP photo portfolio for your own website.
What's so great about PhotoFolio, and how does does it work?
What's great about it is that it makes posting new photos very easy. Step #1) Make a new directory and upload some jpgs in it. Step #2) Run 'bi.php' (build index)which is in your photofolio folder on the server by loading it in your browser to create an XML index of all your images and Step #3) Load 'bt.php' (build thumbnails) in your photofolio folder to create thumbnails. Step #4) Rinse and repeat.. um I mean 'Enjoy'.
What are the server requirements for PhotoFolio?
PhotoFolio should work fine on any webserver which supports PHP 4.3 or higher with GD support. I host my site at dimensionservers.com, but most hosting companies should work great. Actually, PHP is only required if you want to use the included scripts to create the XML list of images and thumbnails. You could certainly edit the xml and create thumbnails with some other tool and just upload them to the server. ASP and ColdFusion support are also planned. If anyone wants to help with this, let me know.
How do I install PhotoFolio?
Create a directory on your webserver for photofolio and upload all of the files contained in the zip file you can download. Then follow the directions in the included readme.doc to get started.
But I want to add comments!!!
If your server supports the PHP EXIF extensions, Photofolio, will retrieve the 'comment' field from the jpegs EXIF data. I used Exifer while testing and it works great. One of my users suggests PhotoTool for Mac users
Do I have any control over the Flash movie?
Yep, I've added an external XML file called 'switches.xml' which allows you do control colors and sizes and whole bunch of other stuff with more to come:
How do you embed photofolio inside a larger flash site?
If you're a flash developer, you can download an example of how to embed photofolio inside of your own shell.
How much does PhotoFolio cost?
Nothing, it's free.