|Project Information: • Skill level: Basic • CorelR JascR Paint ShopTM Photo AlbumTM 4 or 5 • You will need an Internet access and web hosting|
Jasc Software has just released the latest version of their Photo Album software Paint ShopTM Photo AlbumTM 5. One of the reoccurring features in the Photo Album software is the web gallery. This is my favorite feature. It makes creating a web gallery for your photos or digital art so easy. In fact your most difficult task will be deciding which images you want to include in your web gallery. The program does all the rest. It creates the web pages for your gallery, makes thumbnails of your gallery images and prepares all of the images for the web. It puts everything you will need in one folder which you can then simply upload to your website. Click here to view a sample web gallery I have created with this software. Are you back? Are you ready to create your own web gallery? Let's get started.
Step 1. Choose your images. Collect all the images for your web gallery and place them in the same folder on your computer. You don't need to convert these images to any special format for the web. The program will do that for you. You can keep your images in the Paint Shop Pro format.
Step 2. Open your images into the workspace. After you have opened the program, click on the Find tab at the left of the workspace and you will see a list of the folders on your computer. Click on the folder that contains the images for your web gallery and the program will display thumbnails of the images.
Step 3. The information for each image. You have the option to give a title and description to each image. This information will appear next to the image on the web gallery pages. Click on one of the thumbnails and then click on the Info tab at the left. The first input box you see is used to rename the image file. We won't need to do this so move down to the Image Title input box and type in a title for this image. Under this box is the input box for the description. Repeat this for each of your gallery images. Finally click Edit > Select None and go back to the input boxes again. This time you will type in the title and description for the web gallery itself using the Folder, Folder Title and Folder Description input boxes.
Step 4. Arrange the order of the images. The order in which the thumbnails appear on the workspace will be the order of the web pages in your gallery. It's easy to change this order. Just click on a thumbnail and drag it to a new position.
Now the fun really begins. You are ready to design your web gallery pages.
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