4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 12:53 PM by Toadfan

    How can I control the order of my Lightbox images?

    Heck15

      The scenario

      I have text embedded inside 4 separate invisible trigger boxes. When text is selected it triggers a Lightbox Display (from the Compositions widget) to pop up.  I want the user to be to view images two ways:

      (option 1)  Click on individual text and see that corresponding image or ...

      (option 2)  Click on text, see that image and THEN continue to click through to see all images in order, in order of text on screen (from top to bottom)

       

      The problem

      When you click through to see ALL the images (as in option 2) the images are not in order as the text is.

       

      The question

      How do you control the order of images for a click-through that makes logical sense?

       

      Please, someone help me. I will be ever so grateful! Thank you. If anything is confusing, let me know and I will clarify and/or send you the file.

       

      Sarah

        • 1. Re: How can I control the order of my Lightbox images?
          Colby Ausen Adobe Employee

          Hi Sarah,

           

          For composition widgets, the slides will always be in the order in which they were added. The only way to reorder them is to delete slides and add them in the correct order. It is much easier with lightbox slideshows, as you can just rearrange the thumbnails as you wish and the slides will also rearrange. Unfortunately you won't be able to add text to the triggers of a lightbox slideshow, though.

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          • 2. Re: How can I control the order of my Lightbox images?
            Toadfan

            (@ Colby)

             

            Your answer is very helpful. Thanks! I see this topic was posted back in 2012. Do you happen to know if Adobe has improved this experience since then by allowing thumbnails/images to reorder in the way the lightbox widgets allows?

             

            I'm updating my site, and would like to easily add the latest images at the beginning of my slideshow, as opposed to the last positions.

             

            Thanks for your help,

            Steve

            • 3. Re: How can I control the order of my Lightbox images?
              Colby Ausen Adobe Employee

              Hi Steve,

               

              I'd say it has "slightly improved." You can actually change the order by rearranging the "Target" elements of the widget's Container in the Layers panel.

               

              Colby

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              • 4. Re: How can I control the order of my Lightbox images?
                Toadfan Level 1

                (@Colby)

                 

                You, sir, are a rock star!

                I played with the "Layers" panel and it worked just as you said it would! I will say, though, that I had success by rearranging the "trigger" elements as opposed to the "target" elements. While in the "Layers" panel, I just opened up the layer that showed all the targets and triggers, moved those trigger elements into the order I needed (bottom is the first position) and then repositioned the thumbnails accordingly in the layout. BOOM. DONE!

                 

                HUGE THANKS to you, Colby!

                -Steve

                 

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