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speedyalice
02-11-2008, 01:13 AM
I'm a newbie at DW and HTML coding. I'd like to add images pertaining to different events in the form of galleries/slideshows to pages based on the template I have on my website.

The format (thumbnails and description/caption underneath the featured image) I like is this:

http://www.stunicholls.com/gallery/left_right_click.html

I understand how it works, but am finding that it is really time-consuming to add and edit the images so that they fit.

Is there an easier way to put a photo album (preferably like the kind that I described, above) in DW? I did try out the Photo Album in DW, but many thumbnails on a page isn't my favorite look, and it seemed like that was the only option.

My web hosting company offers this as an option: http://coppermine-gallery.net/index.php , but after looking at it, I think it's for creating an entire community of photo albums...? I'm honestly not sure that it creates a simple photo album, such as I want, after looking at it! This is pretty new to me. :)

Thanks for any advice or ideas. :)

d a v e
02-11-2008, 06:49 AM
can't you batch process the images in your graphics application so they fit?

mangofreak
02-11-2008, 02:14 PM
I believe you can modify Coppermine to make it as small of an album as you want. Since you have access to the cpanel you should be able to change the number of users you can have. I have not used it extensibly but i think it is an option.

Ricky55
02-11-2008, 05:29 PM
It might be easier to use an online photo sharing website like

http://flickr.com/

Or if you have a mac and a .mac account they offer a really easy way of showing your photos online.

Photoshop lets you record actions of repetitive tasks, this may work for you.

speedyalice
02-11-2008, 05:57 PM
Thank you for the replies and suggestions!

After spending a lot of time experimenting with the code for the gallery that I liked, I've decided that there is probably a better alternative. My webhosting also offers Gallery (http://gallery.menalto.com/ ), and although the format isn't exactly what I was shooting for, it's a lot easier to implement and edit.

In addition, the pictures with the other gallery would be fairly small, and Gallery gives the option of opening the photos up to a decent size for people who want to see the details.

It's really easy to use - even I can do it with no problem. :grin:

I am really enjoying using DW and learning more about it (SO much easier than GoLive!), and this forum has been a great source of information. Many questions answered just by searching, and much time saved.

Thank you again for the help. :)

JDesigns
02-13-2008, 11:25 PM
Another option is to use fireworks by adobe. I have not used it much but it makes photo galleries very easy. In DW go to commands, create web photo album. Fireworks will let you make the photo gallery for you and even make it so that you can click on an image and see a larger version.

eyeof
02-21-2008, 12:29 AM
Go here! This worked great for me.

http://revver.com/video/652023/dreamweaver-tutorials-create-a-slideshow-using-dreamweaver/

Good luck.

rangersjedi
03-11-2008, 11:40 PM
It might be easier to use an online photo sharing website like

http://flickr.com/

Or if you have a mac and a .mac account they offer a really easy way of showing your photos online.

Photoshop lets you record actions of repetitive tasks, this may work for you.

Hi,

Can you please tell me how to repeat actions in photoshop?

Cheers

Paul

domedia
03-16-2008, 08:26 PM
Hi,

Can you please tell me how to repeat actions in photoshop?

Cheers

Paul
File->Automate->Batch. The adobe manual has more info. It's a huge time saver if you have many images.

rangersjedi
03-17-2008, 07:25 AM
File->Automate->Batch. The adobe manual has more info. It's a huge time saver if you have many images.

Thanks alot very helpful as usual:-D

rangersjedi
03-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Hi,

Is there a tutorial i can watch how to do this as ive messed around and i cant figure it out.

Cheers

Paul