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Auto AnimateImage

Description

Auto AnimateImage is WordPress plugin that applies AnimateImage script to your site automatically. AnimateImage displays multiple images continuously like animated GIF. All you have to do is write img element like below, and the image will be animated automatically.

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" />

As you know, animated GIF is the most common animation format, but it supports up to only 256 colors. There are some alternative animation formats such as APNG, MNG, JNG, Motion JPEG and SVG Animation. However they are currently not widely supported by Web browsers. That is why AnimateImage is the most appropriate method for animated images.

Auto AnimateImage Features

  • Automatically applies AnimateImage script to your site
  • All you have to do is write img elements. No JavaScript, No Shortcode, No Gallery.
  • Common options and animation styles can be customized via Settings screen
  • Compatible widely down to even obsolete WordPress 2.7

AnimateImage Features

  • Displays multiple images continuously like animated GIF. It supports sequential/arbitrary filenames.
  • Supports any image formats supported by Web browsers, such as GIF, PNG, JPEG, JPEG XR (HD Photo), BMP, TIFF, WebP and SVG. Thereby transparent animation with more than 256 colors is available.
  • Many animation options are available, such as animation delay, repeat count, rewind, pause and blank image
  • img elements with data-files attribute are animated automatically. No need for writing JavaScript.
  • Animations are controllable by writing JavaScript. You can start/stop/replay them at any time.
  • Standalone script with 5.6 KB file size, without using JavaScript libraries such as jQuery
  • Supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and their older versions

How to Install

See Installation.

How to Use

All you have to do is write img elements with data-files attribute, and the images will be animated automatically. You can animate multiple images with sequential number, zero-padded sequential number, sequential alphabet and arbitrary filenames.

<img src="sequential/0.png" data-files="[0-99].png" />
<img src="zero-padded/00.png" data-files="[00-99].png" />
<img src="lowercase/prefix-a.png" data-files="prefix-[a-z].png" />
<img src="uppercase/A_suffix.png" data-files="[A-Z]_suffix.png" />
<img src="arbitrary/foo.png" data-files="[foo, bar, baz].png" />
<img src="parent/child0/image.png" data-files="child[0-9]/file.png" />

AnimateImage supports many animation options such as animation delay, repeat count, rewind, pause and blank image. You can specify them with data-* attributes like below.

<img src="" data-files=""
    title="" alt="" id="" class="" style=""
    data-delay="" data-cycleDelay=""
    data-repeat="" data-rewind=""
    data-pauseAtFirst="" data-pauseAtLast=""
    data-showBlank="" data-blankClassName=""
    data-blankPath="" data-stretchBlank="" />

See Code Examples for more information.

Support Me

Any comments will be very helpful and appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Links

Code Examples

Example 1: Sequential Filenames

<img src="sequential/0.png" data-files="[0-99].png" />
<img src="zero-padded/00.png" data-files="[00-99].png" />
<img src="zero-padded/000.png" data-files="[000-999].png" />
<img src="lowercase/prefix-a.png" data-files="prefix-[a-z].png" />
<img src="uppercase/A_suffix.png" data-files="[A-Z]_suffix.png" />

Example 2: Arbitrary Filenames

<img src="arbitrary/foo.png" data-files="[foo, bar, baz].png" />
<img src="arbitrary/foo.png" data-files="[foo.png, bar.jpg, baz.gif]" />
<img src="prefix-foo_suffix.png" data-files="prefix-[foo, bar, baz]_suffix.png" />

Example 3: Format String in Directory Name

<img src="parent/child/file0.png" data-files="file[0-9].png" />
<img src="parent/child0/image.png" data-files="child[0-9]/file.png" />
<img src="parent0/child/image.png" data-files="parent[0-9]/child/file.png" />

* data-files attribute is specified with filename or relative path to directory, including format string.

Example 4: title/alt Attributes

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" title="foo" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" title="foo" alt="bar" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" alt="bar" />

* alt attribute with the value of title attribute will be added if not specified.

Example 5: id/class Attributes

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" id="foo" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" class="bar" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" class="" />

* class attribute will be added if not specified. default class attribute value is "animation".

Example 6: delay/cycleDelay Options

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-delay="1000" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-cycleDelay="2000" />

* In default, delay option is 500 ms and cycleDelay option is 0 ms.

Example 7: repeat/rewind Options

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-repeat="1" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-repeat="1" data-rewind="true" />

* In default, repeat option is -1 (infinite iteration) and rewind option is false.

Example 8: pauseAtFirst/Last Options

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-pauseAtFirst="true" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-pauseAtLast="true" />

* In default, pauseAtFirst option is false and pauseAtLast option is false.

Example 9: showBlank/blankClassName/blankPath/stretchBlank Options (Blank Image)

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-showBlank="true" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-showBlank="true" data-blankClassName="foo" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-showBlank="true" data-blankPath="blank.png" />
<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png" data-showBlank="true" data-blankPath="logo.png" data-stretchBlank="false" />

* In default, showBlank option is false and blankClassName option is "blank".

Example 10: Arbitrary Attributes

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png"
    width="100" height="100" longdesc="long description" />

Example 11: Arbitrary CSS Properties

<img src="images/0.png" data-files="[0-9].png"
    style="border: solid; border-top: dotted; border-bottom: dashed" /><h3>Localization</h3>

You can localize the plugin with Poedit. Here is how to translate the plugin into your language.

  1. Download Poedit and install it
  2. Run Poedit and select your language
  3. Input your name and mail address (optional)
  4. Open “auto-animateimage/languages/animateimage.pot” file
  5. Select original string and input its translation
  6. Save the file as “animateimage-[LANG].po”

“[LANG]” is a language code. For instance, “de_DE” is for German, “sv_SE” is for Swedish, “pt_BR” is for Portuguese spoken in Brazil. If you want to know your language code, see WordPress in Your Language. If you need more information, see Translating WordPress.

I would be grateful if you would send me any translation files. Here are the available translations included in the latest plugin.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Screenshots

  • Auto AnimateImage Settings screen

Installation

Auto Install

  1. Access Dashboard screen in WordPress
  2. Select [Plugins] – [Add New]
  3. Input “AnimateImage” into text field, and click [Search Plugins]
  4. Click ‘Install Now’ at ‘Auto AnimateImage’
  5. Click ‘Activate Plugin’
  6. Write img elements with data-files attribute

Manual Install

  1. Download auto-animateimage.zip
  2. Access Dashboard screen in WordPress
  3. Select [Plugins] – [Add New] – ‘Upload’ tab
  4. Upload the plugin zip file, and click [Install Now]
  5. Click ‘Activate Plugin’
  6. Write img elements with data-files attribute

Manual Install via FTP

  1. Download auto-animateimage.zip, and unzip it
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Write img elements with data-files attribute

Customization

Here is all available options at Auto AnimateImage Settings screen. You can customize common options and animation styles through the following options.

  • General
    • AnimateImage Script (Header or Footer)
  • Common Options
    • Animation Delay
    • Delay between Animation Cycles
    • Repeat Count
    • Rewind at the End of Animation
    • Pause at First Image
    • Pause at Last Image
    • Show Blank Image between Animation Cycles
    • Stretch Blank Image to the Size of Last Image
    • Output img Elements when Using JavaScript Code
    • Class Name (Animated Images)
    • Class Name (Blank Image)
    • File Path (Blank Image)
  • Styles (Animated Images / Blank Image)
    • Background Color
    • Margin
    • Padding
    • Border (Width / Style / Color)
    • Border Radius
    • Opacity
    • Box Shadow
    • Width / Height
    • Max Width / Max Height
    • Min Width / Min Height

FAQ

Auto AnimateImage does not work

First, make sure whether data-files attribute value is valid string format. Then check if any messages are output in error console.

  • Internet Explorer: Double-click the warning icon in status bar, or click [Tools] menu – [Developer Tools], or press [F12] key
  • Mozilla Firefox: Click [Firefox/Tools] menu – [Web Developer] – [Error Console], or press [Ctrl+Shift+J] key
  • Google Chrome: Click [Tools] menu – [JavaScript console], or press [Ctrl+Shift+J] key
  • Opera: Click [Opera] menu – [Page] – [Developer Tools] – [Error Console], or press [Ctrl+Shift+O] key
  • Safari (Mac): Click [Develop] menu – [Show Error Console], or press [Option-Command-C] key
    • Safari (Windows): Click Page Menu Button – [Developer] – [Show Error Console], or press [Ctrl+Alt+C] key
    • Note: To enable the developer tools, click Advanced in Safari preferences and check “Show Develop menu in menu bar”

If the problem still persists, please send me your site URL via support forum or contact form.

Where is Auto AnimateImage Settings screen?
  1. Access Dashboard screen in WordPress
  2. Click [Settings] – [Auto AnimateImage] in sidebar
How to localize the plugin into your language

You can localize the plugin with Poedit and “languages/animateimage.pot” file. See Localization for details.

How to use AnimateImage script from JavaScript

You can access AnimateImage features from AnimateImage namespace object.

AnimateImage.options.delay = 1000;

AnimateImage.animate('images/[0-9].png');

var animator = new AnimateImage.Animator('images/[0-9].png');
animator.animate();
// animator.stopAnimate();

See AnimateImage official site for more information.

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Contributors & Developers

“Auto AnimateImage” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Latest Version

0.6

  • NEW: “File Path (Blank Image)” option in “Common Options”
    • Blank image was specified with data:url that is not supported by IE7 or earlier. That is why the plugin uses images/blank.gif as default blank image. You can upload arbitrary image with Media Uploader.
  • NEW: “Stretch Blank Image to the Size of Last Image” option in “Common Options”
  • UPDATED: AnimateImage v1.1.3

0.5

  • NEW: “Styles (Animated Images / Blank Image)” meta box in Settings screen. Animation styles can be customized via Settings screen.
    • Background Color
    • Margin
    • Padding
    • Border (Width / Style / Color)
    • Border Radius
    • Opacity
    • Box Shadow
    • Width / Height
    • Max Width / Max Height
    • Min Width / Min Height

0.4

  • NEW: “Common Options” meta box in Settings screen. AnimateImage common options can be customized via Settings screen.
    • Animation Delay
    • Delay between Animation Cycles
    • Repeat Count
    • Rewind at the End of Animation
    • Pause at First Image
    • Pause at Last Image
    • Show Blank Image between Animation Cycles
    • Output img Elements when Using JavaScript Code
    • Class Name (Animated Images)
    • Class Name (Blank Image)

0.3

  • NEW: Auto AnimateImage Settings screen
    • General – AnimateImage Script – Header / Footer
    • About (links to plugin site, rating, support forum, localization, donation and contact form)

0.2

  • NEW: Localization support
  • NEW: Compatibility with obsolete WordPress 2.7
  • UPDATED: Added Japanese (ja) translation

0.1