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The markup for the slideshow above contains only two slides initially:

<div id="slideshow" class="pics">
    <img src="images/beach1.jpg" width="200" height="200" />
    <img src="images/beach2.jpg" width="200" height="200" />
Note that slideshows must initially contain at least two slides!

The script on this page uses the 'before' callback to access Cycle's options object which exposes the addSlide function:

<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
    // start slideshow
        fx:      'toss',
        timeout:  2000,
        before:   onBefore

    // set totalSlideCount var;
    // we'll be adding slides beach3.jpg - beach8.jpg to the slideshow
    var totalSlideCount = 8;
    function onBefore(curr, next, opts) {
        // on the first pass, addSlide is undefined (plugin hasn't yet created the fn);
        // when we're finshed adding slides we'll null it out again
        if (!opts.addSlide)

        // on Before arguments:
        //  curr == DOM element for the slide that is currently being displayed
        //  next == DOM element for the slide that is about to be displayed
        //  opts == slideshow options
        var currentImageNum = parseInt(next.src.match(/beach(\d)/)[1]);
        if (currentImageNum == totalSlideCount) {
            // final slide in our slide slideshow is about to be displayed
            // so there are no more to fetch
            opts.addSlide = null;
        // add our next slide
        opts.addSlide('<img src="images/beach'+(currentImageNum+1)+'.jpg" width="200" height="200" />');



Adding slides dynamically does not work well when using the shuffle transition.