5. Export the slideshow  There are two things left to do. First, save the arrangement of photos by clicking File > Save, with a filename such as My Freeway Slideshow.spg. Then export the slideshow as a file Freeway can use by clicking File > Export to Freeway…, named, for example, as My Freeway Slideshow.fwgallery.

6. Insert Showcase Action Item  In Freeway, add a gallery/slideshow object by going to Insert > Action Item and selecting Showcase – Gallery/Slideshow option. Go to Window > Actions, then use the Gallery File drop-down menu to import the Showcase gallery file. Resize it as required.

7. Gallery or slideshow?  From the drop-down menu on the Actions palette choose Thumbnail Gallery to have all the photos shown as thumbnails, or Slideshow to have a single large picture visible with a scrollable set of thumbnails nearby. In this case, Thumbnail Gallery mode is selected.

8. Format the gallery  Use the Showcase – Gallery/Slideshow palette to change thumbnail, large photo and caption settings. Flourishes such as borders and rounded corners can be added. Groups of settings can be saved as themes, using the Generate Theme Using Current Settings button at the bottom of the palette.

9. Preview the gallery  To test the gallery, go to File > Preview in Browser, then click a thumbnail for the slideshow to begin. Browsers cache previous versions of the page, so if things don’t look right, reload the web page in the browser; in Safari, for example, go to View > Reload Page.

10. Time your slides  The Thumbnail Gallery handles random collections of images well, but the Slideshow is better for narratives formed from slides in a particular sequence. To set the time delay (in seconds) between slides, go to the Slideshow Duration box and under Large Image Settings enter a number from 1 to 60.