Making your web pages

Once you have created all the re-sized images, customised to your requirements, the final step is to get ThumbHTML to generate the web pages for your photo album. You can accept all the defaults - the only thing you really ought to add is the title - and click on the 'Make HTML' button. This will generate a number of web pages:

Firstly, there will be a set of thumbnail pages (the number will depend on how many images you have compared to the number of thumbnails you have asked for on each page, default 20). The first one will be index.html (or .htm if you chose that option), and the others will be thumb1.html, thumb2.html etc.

Secondly, there will be a page for each image (called, for example, DSCN0123.html, where DSCN0123.jpg is the image filename). These are the pages containing the individual images, together with any extra information you asked for, such as the filename, the photo details, the date taken etc. If you asked for the navigation buttons to be added, these pages will be linked to each other by them.

As you can see from the screenshot, there are a number of additional options, which should be self-explanatory.

Navigation between pages
It is worth adding a comment about the facilities provided by the program for moving between linked-image pages (if they were chosen). Once the pages have been generated, there are two ways for a user to navigate between them: by buttons or by keypresses. The buttons are added to the pages (at the bottom, middle or top of the main image according to the option button selected on the HTML tab) and can be clicked to navigate as you would expect.

It is also possible to press the following keys:
  • First image (press F)
  • Previous image (press P, backspace or back-arrow)
  • Next image (press N, Enter, Tab or forward arrow)
  • Last image (press L)
  • Home page (press H)

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