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Slide Show: Present a slide show of local or remote images

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This class can be used to present a slide show of local or remote Web images.

It can extract lists of image files available on the local server or a remote Web server.

The image list is served to the browser which retrieves it with Javascript code that performs AJAX requests to obtain the images to display.

For local server images the class returns a list of image file names. For remote Web server, it retrieves a given remote page and parses it to return the list of GIF, JPEG and PNG images linked from that page.

The Javascript libraries provided within this package control the slide show presentation.

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Slide show applications are common in many Web sites. Usually they present images stored in the same Web server of the slide show page.

This class provides a different kind of solution that allows presenting a slide show of images available in different Web servers. It can automatically scrape a given page to retrieve the list of images to be displayed in a slide show.

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The SlideShow PHP class gets a list of images from the local filesystem or from a remote web site.

A JavaScript class displays the images collected by the PHP class.


This was originally written in 2008. This version (April 2015) is a rewrite of that code. I have upgraded the code to use more recent inovation.


I have not tried any of this with IE on any version of Windows. I don't use MS-Windows, I don't like MS-Window, and I don't have MS-Windows. I have always hated that OS for what I think are very good reasons.

I use Linux Mint which evolved from Ubuntu via Debian. I have not tested this package on any OS that has not evolved from Debian.


There are two ways to install the package:

  1. Download the zip file from Extract the files.
  2. Use 'composer' (
    If you don't have composer do:
    curl -sS | php
    Or if you don't have curl:
    php -r "readfile('');" | php After composer is downloaded move the 'composer.phar' to '/usr/local/bin/composer' and make sure it is executable.

To install the SlideShow make a project directory as follows:

mkdir myproject
cd myproject
composer require bartonlp/slideshow:dev-master

The package is under the 'vendor/bartonlp/slideshow' directory. You can run the examples from there or copy them to your project root.


There are several example files:

  • photos-prototype.html
  • photos-jquery.html
  • photos-jquery.php
  • carousel.html

'photos-prototype.html' uses the 'prototype1.7.2.js' version of the 'prototype' JavaScript framework (http://

'photos-jquery.html' uses the jQuery JavaScript framework ( via a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

'photos-jquery.php' is like the above HTML but instantiates the class differently.

'carousel.html' is an adaptation of Harry Armadillo ( nice program. Visit Dynamic Drive at for full source code etc.

There are two versions of the JavaScript SlideShow class, one for 'prototype' and one for 'jQuery'.

To install this demo do a 'tar xvzf SlideShow.tar.gz' in the 'Document Root' of the web server or in a sub-directory. The tar will create a 'photosTest' directory and 'photosTest/images'. If you have already untared this demo some place else before you read this README you can just do a 'mv photosTest <Docuement Root>'.

Configure the Examples

You may need to configure the 'photos-xxx.html' files for your filesystem. At the beginning of these files there are several statements in the &lt;head&gt; section.

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