I do not use Dreamweaver, but _blank could do it or look for a script for popups.
wait for more replys here, its not the best answere
If it is linked in dreamweaver, the target box will open, can select type of window from there.
<a href="picture_not_onpage.gif" target="_blank"><img src="pictureonpage.gif"></a>
so when somebody clicks on pictureonpage.gif, picture_not_onpage.gif will pop up in a new window leaving the original window underneath it.
OK great those ideas worked thanks a lot for your help.
Dreamweaver does actually provide for this - open the properties window and once you have filled in the link address you can select target _blank.
(Visi has already pointed this out... oh well, better twice than not at all! :) )
I also noticed that some sites, have the image popup but the window is only the size of the image. When I used dreamweaver to apply the popup, a whole new window opens which doesn't display the image as bigger unless you click to open up the window all the way. Any experiences on this.
Try - Behaviors panel / Open Browser Window
I believe the "target" attribute is deprecated, correct? At any rate, don't use target_blank.
You want to have an image pop in a new window, and you want that window to be the size of the image, and of course it would be nice to not have that window be a full browser (the buttons and the URL bar and all that crap), correct?
This tut, among plenty of others on the web, tells you how to get classy popups with JS, instead of a brand new browser window, which besides being ugly has all kinds of accessibility problems. It's worth the effort. Hope that helps.
While I am generally loath to open new windows without a very specific reason - when I do open a new window target="_blank", though deprecated, is often the simplest and most useful tool. There's often no 'need' for the script, beyond getting around the code validation.
Definetly stick with the target attribute in a anchored link, and just specify anyname. Popular on in this forum seems to be _blank. It's the easiest way.