|ThumbHTML v2.9 - Quick Start|
STEP 1Using the drive and directory controls on the main screen, find the folder containing the image files you want to process.
STEP 2Select the images in that folder you want to process. The image filenames appear in the listbox, and all are selected by default. You can de-select individual images by clicking on the checkbox to the left of each filename. You can also select ALL or NONE by using the marked buttons. If you do not want to overwrite existing image files in the target folder (see next section), uncheck the box marked "Overwrite existing thumbnails". You can choose to include JPG, PNG and/or BMP files.
STEP 3 (the THUMBNAILS tab)Choose a thumbnail folder name and thumbnail size (in pixels) - the defaults are 'thumb' and '150' respectively.
The 'Drop Shadow' option is selected by default. De-select it if you do not want this. The default background colour is white - use the colours tab to change this if you want a different colour.
STEP 4The "Create nn Thumbnails" button will indicate the number of suitable images in the selected folder. Click this to create the thumbnails (it will be disabled if there are none).
From version 2.2, you can now streamline the process by clicking the 'Batch Process' button. This will automatically generate a set of thumbnails and a set of 600 pixel images to be the 'linked images'.
STEP 5 (the HTML tab)Enter the number of images required per page, and the desired page title.
Click on the 'Make HTML' button.
STEP 6That's it! The html file (or files) can be found in the main folder. Open index.html in your browser.
HTML files will be created in the same folder as your main images; the first file will be called index.html, and the others will be called thumb2.html, thumb3.html etc. All necessary links will have been created between them, so that all you need to do is to point your browser at the URL representing this folder. For example, if your webspace has a URL of http://myserver.com and you have copied the files to a directory within this called, say, /photos/25Dec2001 then the photos will be available from a URL of http://myserver.com/photos/25Dec2001/ (remember the trailing /)
If you use webspace provided by an ISP, say, you will need to transfer all files to your server space. You will need to copy all files fron the main folder you have selected, together with the sub-folder containing the thumbnails.
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