Photoshop Web Photo Gallery


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Dennis T

I'm just learning to use Publisher 2003 to create a web site. I may be in
way over my head, so if there is any recomendations, I would appreciate it.

Anyway, my question is this. I have created a photo gallery using Photoshop
v7's web photo gallery. It creates the folders and it works good in the
preview mode. What I'm having trouble figuring out is how to get those pages
into Publisher and link to them on the first page. I'm using an ftp site if
it matters.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Dennis
 
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DavidF

Dennis,

Photoshop Elements produces a folder with three subfolders (Images,
thumbnails, pages) plus ThumbnailFrame.html, and index.html. You want to
upload either the whole folder, or all the components to a folder on your
site and then write a link on your web page to where you uploaded them. For
example say the folder produced by Photoshop is called photogallery and you
uploaded the whole folder, then the link would probably be something like
this: http://yoursite.com/photogallery/index.html

HTH and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

DavidF
 
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Dennis T

David,

Thanks for your help. I may have not asked the question right. I'll try to
explain a little better. Sorry, I'm really new at using Publisher, so
forgive me please.

I designed the home page and 4 other pages in Publisher and posted it to the
ftp site and can get to it thru the url. I then used Photoshop 7 to create a
web photo gallery. It created the following : UserSelections text file,
Index html doc, and a Images folder, Index files folder, pages folder, and
thumbnails folder. What I would like to do is to create a link on the
Publisher home page to this photo gallery or add the Photoshop photo gallery
to the Publisher files. Would it be easier to forget creating the gallery in
Photoshop and use add new page and choose Photos/Photo Gallery with links in
my current Publisher file?

Thanks for your help and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Dennis
 
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DavidF

Dennis,

I will try to answer your question right...or better.

It might be easier to add a fifth page to your site and build your photo
gallery again with Publisher. If you go to the 4th page of your Publisher
doc and insert a new page the same way you added all the pages to you home
page, then you will also have the option of automatically adding that page
to your navigation bar, which would then show up on each page of your site.
Or in other words, you would have a link to your photo gallery page on each
page of your site, and an easy way back to your other pages. Then after
building your photo gallery on that 5th page, you would republish your site.

With that said, if you prefer to use the photo gallery you produced with
Photoshop, you can. Chances are if you didn't change the default in Pub
2003, and you looked at the files on your website, then you would find an
index.htm file and a sub-folder with all the supporting files for your 4
pages.What you need to do is create another sub-folder on your site that
contains all the files and folders created by Photoshop, that you detailed
in your response and is a webpage in itself, and create a link on your first
page to that sub-folder.

Photoshop probably produced all its components and placed them in one folder
on your computer. If you were to rename that folder 'photogallery', or some
other name that you prefer, but remember, no spaces, and all lower case.
Then you would write a link on your first page as I indicated before:
http://yoursite.com/photogallery/index.html and republish your 4 page
website with that change. Then you would upload the photogallery folder that
you produced with Photoshop to the same place you uploaded your Publisher
website files. Then when you clicked the link on your home page, the
photogallery would load on your browser. To understand this better please
read David Bartosik's article about including external files in a Publisher
Web:
http://www.publishermvps.com/Default.aspx?tabid=157
While he describes the process of linking to DOC and PDF files, etc, the
process is the same for you as your photogallery is essentially a
file/folder external to your Pub document.

One potential problem you might have is after loading your photo gallery, it
might be hard for your site visitor to get back to your home page, without
using the back button on their browser...perhaps many times, unless there is
a way to include a link to return to your home page, within the photo
gallery. Look to the documentation in Photoshop to see if you have that
option. If this isn't possible there is a way to write the link to your
photo gallery so it would open in a new browser window which the visitor can
just close after viewing the photo gallery, and your site will still be
loaded in the original browser window. If you need this, post back and I
will try to describe how to do that.

Personally I prefer using photo galleries produced by third party software
such as Photoshop, and incorporating a link that will open that gallery in a
new window. However it is a tad more complicated way of doing things, so
this is another reason why it might be easier to just reproduce your gallery
on a fifth page in your Pub doc. There is a lot to be said for K.I.S.S.

Hoping this is a better answer...DavidF
 
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Dennis T

David,

Thank you very much for your help. I will give it a try. I'll also read
the article you suggested. I had considered redoing it all in Publisher and
may because of the ease of adding backgrounds, etc.

Thanks again,
Dennis
 

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