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bdalton
07-31-2010, 05:04 PM
I have a computer lab that is using Dreamweaver CS4 and we design individual projects and the school web site (team projects). I have used Dreamweaver for about 5 years and think it is a good web editor. Last spring and previous experience has worked great inserting jpg images through the network drive (site is setup and every jpg image is in the default image folder. We have to use the network drive for team projects but this summer we can't see the images when we drag them in (just shows link) or when we insert image it shows it as broken in the design view. Even the old images that worked in design view on the website are broken now. When we use the local C drive we have no problem (that is not an option with the school website.. When we preview in browser the images show up. If I go into Fireworks and save as png they work fine. If they are gif they work fine. We have a too many images on the school website to go in and change all of them to gif or png also we are constantly updating images (jpg) for the school site.

I have called Adobe and they have taken over the computer and they aren't figuring it out. We use windows xp (service pack 3) and windows network. Any ideas on fixing this issue would be greatly appreciated.

DWcourse
07-31-2010, 07:26 PM
This wouldn't/shouldn't apply to old images that worked once but are you sure the jpg images are saved in RGB format (it's possible to save CMYK jpgs but they break in some browsers - maybe design view).

bdalton
07-31-2010, 09:12 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. We just take pictures with digital cameras, resize and insert the jpg images into the pages. This is probably a basic question but how would you check to see if the jpg is RGB or CMYK? Thanks

Ricky55
07-31-2010, 09:31 PM
Open them in an image editing program such as Photoshop. If you have photoshop go to the image pulldown menu then mode.

As well as being RGB they should also be 8 bit and ideally saved out for the web.

bdalton
07-31-2010, 10:21 PM
I checked the images and they are RGB 8 bit images and they still are broken in the design view (working from a network drive).:x . Thanks

DWcourse
07-31-2010, 10:24 PM
could we actually see a bit of the code where yo've placed a jpg (that's broken) and a gif (that's not broken)?

bdalton
08-01-2010, 12:15 AM
Here is the code with a junk page that has three different images.
One Jpg (doesn't view) 1 Gif (does view in design) and 1 png image (views in design.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>This is just a practice</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5">
<tr>
<td><a href="images/pics/broken/Bill Dalton.jpg">Bill Dalton</a></td>
<td><img src="images/pics/broken/Bill Dalton copy.gif" width="121" height="160" /></td>
<td><img src="images/pics/broken/Bill Dalton.png" width="121" height="160" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>jpeg image </td>
<td>Gif image</td>
<td>Png image</td>
</tr>
</table>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</body>
</html>

edbr
08-02-2010, 02:34 AM
re name your images without spaces so ex Bill-Dalton.png

lecraiger
09-17-2011, 02:12 AM
This wouldn't/shouldn't apply to old images that worked once but are you sure the jpg images are saved in RGB format (it's possible to save CMYK jpgs but they break in some browsers - maybe design view).

You are my hero. I was having this problem of broken image links, but this fixed it. thanks!