Not a Flash developer, I'm wondering if it's the right
software for a project I have in mind. I want to create a database
of 1000 or so photos. The computer with the database would be
linked to several sensors that, if tripped by people walking past
them, would cause the display of the photos (on a monitor) to
change with the following variations: 1. slowing down or speeding
up the sequence, 2. jumping from one sequence to another, 3.
zooming in on a photo, 4. panning across a photo.
Flash can do the things you have mentioned. Most of it not
The question comes in on the "linked to several sensors"
part. As far as I know Flash doesn't offer a lot of options beyond
the regular keyboard and mouse for input. We get a lot of "can
Flash read a serial port" type of questions on the boards and the
answers generally seem to be, "No."
If the sensors you are using can do the equivalent of making
the computer believe that the space bar of the "e" key (for
example) have been press then Bobs your uncle.