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  • Plugin Support Gabor


    Hi @bobthearch!

    I’m sorry, but this option is only available in the pro version of our slider. In there if you turn on Expert mode:
    then you will see a “Custom loading animation image” option:
    where you could select an image instead of our animation. But the image selected there needs time loading too and it doesn’t really look that perfect. For the loading animations we are using html and css codes, that is why it can appear quickly, but actual images are loading differently into a website.

    So in your case what I would rather suggest is solving the issue, which is causing the longer loading time on your website. The problem is, that you have 32 slides and loading 32 images into a site takes time. The solution again would be a pro version feature, the “lazy loading”:
    With that you could make your slider to only load the given number of images and the other ones would only load when they have to. Like that instead of that 32 images you would only load 1 or 3 (to mostly not see loading during slide switching).

    In the free version the only suggestion I could make is to not use this many images.

    Thank you for the information and quick response.

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