If you are using Asset Bank's slideshow functionality and you find that the slideshows are taking a long time to load please check that you have done the following...
Open Asset Bank settings file (<tomcat home>\webapps\asset-bank\WEB-INF\classes\ApplicationSettings.properties) in a basic text editor like EditPlus
Search for the setting cache-unwatermarked-large-image and set it's value to true
Search for the setting view-unwatermarked-large-image-size and adjust the size to be the maximum you want for your slideshow images (in pixels)
Save and close the settings file
Restart the Asset Bank webapp or the Tomcat server
Determine the minimum and maximum id of assets in your Asset Bank (either via the database or via the search page and the id sorting functionality)
Login to your Asset Bank as an admin user
Call the url http://<urlOfYourAssetBank>/asset-bank/action/regenerateImage?lowerId=<minId>&upperId=<maxId> (replacing the <variables> as appropriate)
This will cause Asset Bank to generate cached large versions of the images in your system and once this routine has completed (which may take a number of hours depending on the number of assets you have in your system) you should find the slideshow loads more quickly.