[thelist] Auto thumbnail gallery setup

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 1 23:33:01 CST 2002

> From: Erik Mattheis <gozz at gozz.com>
> >I have a client that wants to buy a program that will help them
> >create thumbnail galleries with ease.
> >
> >We don't want to go with a server site script for this,
> Would Photoshop's Web Photo Gallery automation plug-in suffice?
> Opening the plug-in (WebContactSheet) in ResEdit doesn't seem to let
> you alter the HTML ... has anybody successfully done that? Make it
> write the HTML you want instead of what it wants?

Web Contact Sheet is not the Web Photo Gallery...

Photoshop 6 allows you to create custom templates... i created some
templates that insert ASP code (like my call to my breadcrumb script) and
conform to a generalized layout... easy as pie...

however, you still need to do some tweaking (like changing the file
extensions, and i wanted all my gallery pages in the same directory as the
index, so i had to move them)...  i also change the colors on a default CSS
file that i manually stuff into the output directory, but you could just point to
any one you want...

i also create my own thumbnails, but that's my own preference... i like to crop
out a chunk of the photo and use it, as opposed to a smaller version of the

most recent example (made the templates this weekend, ran 'em through
while hunting for easter chocolate):

i sometimes then batch process my images just to get cleaner .jpgs, but at
that point i'm just being anal...

so, yeah...

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