Load pictures from external folder?

I have a gallery that uses a cool transition effect. My problem is is that the actionscript is built to work with the images included inside the swf. This is bad because if there’s too many pictures the swf will become bloated and that’s not cool. Therefor I’ve been trying (and failing) to have this actionscript work but load the images from a external folder (or dynamically as some might say).

and after numerous tries and i can’t upload the fla. if you want to take a stab at this i can e-mail the fla.
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sample site is: www.bentforhell.com