Quicker Loading images?

Quicker Loading images ?

Hi all

Are their any tricks or things I can do with actionscript to make images load quicker ?

I have a full browser xml image gallery and the images are physically big but optimised in Photoshop. I have a preloader to display the loading amount, but is there a way to speed up the loading?

Flash image galleries I’ve seen have images of similar size to mine but seem to load quicker. Is there a way to partly preload the images before they are used. I don’t want to preload all the images cos that would take ages.