By Todd Dominey | Posted Monday, August 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

SlideShowPro Director uploader fix now available

An update for SlideShowPro Director has been released to address recent issues regarding file uploading. If you are a subscriber to our SlideShowPro.com service, your setup has already been updated. If you are using SlideShowPro Director on your own web server, sign-in to its administrative console and follow the prompt to upgrade your installation. Once updated, please clear your browser cache to ensure you’re getting the latest files. If you continue to experience upload issues (or have other questions) please contact support.

By Brad Daily | Posted Monday, March 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

SlideShowPro Director update available

We’ve released another update for SlideShowPro Director to address a few remaining image processing issues introduced in the previous few builds. It is now available via the in-app update process or the account center. For a full list of changes, see the version history.

By Brad Daily | Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Maintenance update for SlideShowPro Director now available

Today we are releasing an update for SlideShowPro Director 1.5.4 that addresses a variety of minor issues that users have reported over the last few months. It also includes a fix for a particularly nasty issue affecting users whose servers utilize the ImageMagick image processing library.

Over the past several weeks, we’ve had a growing number of users report about issues with ImageMagick, but there did not appear to be any common cause. Finally, a web host technician helped us by debugging deeper into the system and determined that the issue was specific to ImageMagick’s 64-bit version. So, as web hosts were upgrading their systems to 64-bit, we were seeing more and more users encounter the issue. Once the issue was identified, the fix was easy – and that fix is included in this updated build.

For a full list of the changes, please see the version history for SlideShowPro Director.

By Todd Dominey | Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

bigflannel Portfolio

Our friend Mike Hartley, developer of a number of photographer sites we’ve featured over the years, has released a new portfolio template that anyone can use on their own server. The template ties-in with SlideShowPro Director for content management, so you can edit/update portfolio content just like you would a slideshow. There are a number of customization options available, which you can read more about (and view live examples) over at the full site.

For a limited time (end of October) you may purchase the bigflannel portfolio for 20% off the regular price by entering coupon code SSP20 at checkout.

By Todd Dominey | Posted Monday, July 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

SlideShowPro Player updated to

The SlideShowPro Player has been updated to version New builds of both the Flash components and Lightroom plugins are now available for download.

This release adds (by popular demand) a full screen toggle to the Media Player interface. The toggle appears whenever video is loaded and when Navigation Appearance (navAppearance) is set to “Hidden”. This should come in very handy for those using the SlideShowPro Player to display videos.

Updated components and plugins may be downloaded through the Account Center.

By Todd Dominey | Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm

PDN Photo Annual 2011 winners

The 2011 PDN Photo Annual, now out everywhere on newsstands, includes three web sites built with SlideShowPro products. They include Marco Di Lauro, Shannon Jensen and Mark Katzman. We featured all three sites last year as notable community examples, so we’re thrilled to see a major industry publication like Photo District News magazine feature them as well. Congratulations to all!

By Brad Daily | Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Director updated, new beta of DirectorPHP API kit available

Here’s a few updates for you Director users out there. First, a new maintenance build (Build 6705) is out for Director itself with a variety of bugfixes and a few additions. See the full list of changes for more information. The update is available via the account center or in-app update.

We’ve also released a new beta of the popular DirectorPHP API kit. We’ve made some internal changes that should show noticeable speed increases compared to the current stable 1.2.1 build. We’d love for you API users to test it out and let us know how it works for you. Before you do, please read this primer for more information, including some important upgrade instructions.

By Brad Daily | Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

SlideShowPro Director 1.5.4 released

Today we’ve released a new maintenance update for Director, marked as version 1.5.4 (Build 6634). Included are several bugfixes, particularly in response to some of the feedback we’ve received since launching single video embedding in Director 1.5.3. For a full list of the changes, see the version history at wiki.slideshowpro.net.

These changes have already been deployed to all SlideShowPro.com accounts. For self-hosted installs, the update is available now via in-app upgrade or, if you are manually updating, the account center.

By Brad Daily | Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Director updated, important note for JavaScript developers

We’ve released a small but important Director maintenance fix today, build 6411. It fixes a few things, including one particularly major issue that has been affecting Internet Explorer users.

Recently, a Flash Player update began causing problems in some versions of Internet Explorer — in some cases causing the page to hang for several seconds. The problem traced back to how SlideShowPro communicates with the Director JavaScript embed library. We’ve fixed that in this build, but in the course of doing so found something more. Even with the fix, there is a certain performance cost associated with the the SWF to JS communication. And considering a very small number of our users actually use that functionality, we’ve decided to disable it by default in Director’s embed code. The net effect for most of you will be that you should notice your slideshows loading a bit faster after updating to this build. For those of you who do use that functionality, you will need to make a small change to your embed code. You will need to add the useExternalInterface parameter to the flashvars section of your embed code, setting it to true:

useExternalInterface: true

If you are confused as to whether or not you need to make this change, take a look at this wiki document. If you have never made use of the functionality described there, you do not need to make the above change. In other words, if you are using the stock embed code copied from inside Director, you do not need to change anything.

The update is now available via the in-app update and the account center. All SlideShowPro.com accounts have already been updated.

By Todd Dominey | Posted Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 12:16 pm

SlideShowPro Director WordPress plugin updated to 1.0.1

Fire up WordPress, for a 1.0.1 update to our SlideShowPro Director plugin has been released. This release addresses a few issues that popped up following the initial plugin release a month ago, including compatibility fixes related to other third party plugins and Javascript optimizations/improvements. You can upgrade automatically through your WordPress control panel or by manually downloading the update here.

If you use the plugin and haven’t done so already, click here to rate it! We’d appreciate the support.

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