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I have a small amount of web building experience using Front Page (but NOT Front Page Extensions - my ISP doesn't support them).
I've tried out the web gallery facilities available through Photoshop and it looks as though I could create acceptable galleries with them.
However, I'm putting together a site in which I want to have a "contents" page linking to separate galleries for People, Landscapes, Flowers etc.
I would like to know if it is possible to use Photoshop to create several galleries for one site (all the descriptions I've seen just refer to one gallery). How would I establish the names/addresses of the different galleries so that I could link to them?
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I think for the most part (without lots of customization), the pages Photoshop creates are pretty basic.
You can create multiple sets of galleries with Photoshop, place each in its own folder, then create a main page pointing to those. It would be easier to do periodic updates this way than re-creating the entire sub-directory tree with a single photoshop action anyway.
You may want to look into JAlbum. It is free and has a lot of different styles of galleries that it can create. JAlbum handles the updating, and re-arranging of images in a much more efficient manner. In general it is simply more powerful than anything Photoshop can do out of the box.
Another vote for jAlbum, I use it for my personal galleries and am very happy with it. The link is in my profile if you want to look at an example.
Thanks for that, guys. Had a look at what it can do and am impressed. Yours looks good, Ian. It will certainly do for me! Some great photos, too - I enjoyed the visit.
Will it work on a bog-standard ISP offering or does it use frills that I will not get?
BTW I'm using the "free" space on my Tesco internet account, but am thinking of going for a basic hosting option somewhere else.
The galleries generated by jAlbum are pure html, although it does use java on your machine to generate them. There are some skins which use flash, but it is your choice whether you use them or not, I prefer not to.
It's fairly easy to use photoshop to build your galleries then 'pull them into another page' (using the iframe tag) from your menus.
I'm not allowed to link but take a look at the photos section of my website (via my profile) this just links to the galleries constructed automatically by Photoshop. Clicking on each topic (such as still life)just brings that gallery onto that web page (if you see what I mean).
If you any gallery of photos you should be able to look at the page source and see how this is done.
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