i have a website hosted somewhere and i have images hosted in a subfolder within the folder that the .swf file is. and since i have a lot of high resolution images for a photo gallery section, i thought it would be a good idea to use an image loader because it would keep the main .swf file size down. I have a preloader for the entire website which works great but i want it to cache or preload those images in the loaders. is this possible?

the reason i want to do this is because i have the pictures fade in and because they have to load they come in late, thus missing the fade in of the entire page.

any ideas?