Photo Slideshow Using XML and Flash - Hide preloader?

Sorry if I posted in 2 places, not sure where this belongs.

I’m using Kirupa’s “Photo Slideshow Using XML and Flash” found here:

I understand that each image pre-loads individually the first time the .swf is loaded (until the images are cached?).

I would like to hide the preloader progress bar (I’ll make it alpha 0 or something) and have the previously loaded image stay visible until the pre-load of the next image is done ---- then the face transition cn happen.

This would be good so that the user won’t see the preloader between each image.

Any idea how this could happen? My actionscript is a bit noob still!