Cover Flow in Flash

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I always liked the Cover Flow feature in itunes, you can flip through your music and video collections as if you are flipping through your cds. Then some weeks ago I read this amazing tutorial about how to create a mac style photo flip gallery. They used a flash component called photoFlow and you can find it at Flashloaded.com.

Cover Flow is a three-dimensional graphical user interface for visually rummaging through one's digital music libraries via cover artwork. It was created by an independent Macintosh developer, Jonathan del Strother. Some had viewed CoverFlow as a must-have Mac OS X app throughout 2005 and 2006 for its ability to give its user an intuitive, emotional, and efficient way to flip through one's record collections visually.

I couldn’t resist and had to try it. The price almost changed my mind, however I was working on a project which needed a photo gallery and this Cover Flow feature would fit like a glove. So I spent the 60 dollars and bought it at http://www.flashloaded.com/flashcomponents/photoflow/

I have to say, it’s an excellent component. Very easy to use, it allows you to customize pretty much everything like transparencies, spacings, sizes and etc... Besides, it gives a very beautiful impression.

Below I show an example using it.

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You can find more gallery scripts and components for a much more affordable price at http://www.flashden.net/

Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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