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Dreamweaver MX
Creating Thumbnails For Photo Galleries
rock007




msg:937278
 4:20 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I presently use Front Page, but create a lot of Photo Galleries. In doing so, I create Thumbnails for each picture in the Photo Galleries. I intend to purchase Dreamweaver MX, but I don't see how to create Thumbnails in Dreamweaver in any of the books I have looked at. How does one create Thumbnails for Photo Galleries in Dreamweaver?

 

sandpetra




msg:937279
 11:25 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Isnt there a web photo gallery command in your commands menu? This will do it automaically, unless mine's an extension i've long forgot about - I'm on Mac DMX (7).

Lobo




msg:937280
 11:57 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

With photoshop ;) you can use the batch function to entire folders etc ...

although it is possible to create thumbnails on the fly from your server ...

also I use imagevue for my photo album, it's flash based front end, easy to set up and creates thumbnails on the fly ...

[imagevuex.com...]

appi2




msg:937281
 12:02 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

How does one create Thumbnails for Photo Galleries in Dreamweaver?

On the menu

commands
create web photo album

jgstyle




msg:937282
 3:31 pm on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

On the menu
commands
create web photo album

Doesn't this command require Fireworks to work? It's been awhile so I don't remember...

sandpetra




msg:937283
 3:52 pm on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use photoshop to do any 'personal' web photos - they're just not good enough for professional sites in my opinion.

You can tell a hand developed 'portfolio' of images a mile away.

There's a good wee program for Mac os called Iresize that will simply convert all images in a folder to one size.

rock007




msg:937284
 10:11 pm on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

You gentlemen are much more advanced than I am. I apologize, but I can't understand the answers. I put togther a very simple website with a book called Front Page For Dummies. Since then, the response from the site has been so overwhelming that I am so swamped with picture processing requests and daily update of the site that I have not had the time to sit down and study what I need to make the process quicker and easier. I know that I should have been better prepared and educated before I started it, but I did not dream the response would be so great. Can anyone tell me, in simple terms, how to convert images (that I have processed in PhotoShop and inserted into a table which I use as a photo gallery in Dreamweaver) into quick Thumbnails. Presently, I use Front Page and I simply right click on the image and select Create Thumbnail and it pops down into a little tiny picture of about 100 px by 100 px. I can then put a whole bunch of them into a quick gallery that I have designed from tables.

Thanks.
-Rocky

Lobo




msg:937285
 3:43 am on Feb 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

"on the fly" means you can simply upload your images and with a bit of coding, these can be automatically resized to thumbnails and displayed, from the serverside... this can be done in .asp .php flash xml etc etc .. but as you are not familiar with these, I was suggesting purchasing a product that will do that for you..

It maybe worthwhile and save you a good deal of time in the end, if you are becoming over run..

I don't know how much work is involved for you or what you need exactly? but ..

you could have your users upload the images themselves, attaching notes / comments, links etc .. and the thumbnails can be displayed with out you having to do anything..

again there are a number of products that can do this..

imagevue being one ... there is also this dreamweaver extension.. [interaktonline.com...]

and a number of gallery products ... like 'simplephotos' [ppleyard.org.uk...]

or 'Archetype' [thinkist.net...]

in fact have a search and you will find many...

So if you want to do it yourself or use a ready made product, either way you've just got to decide what is best for you, first.. IMO

ps: burn Front Page ;)

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