A digital photo album is a collection of pictures, which you can organize on your Web site. A Web album makes it easy for you to organize and edit your digital photos. You can then share your album with friends and family [source: Picasa]. Many online photo developing sites offer the option of setting up a photo album. However, you can also make your own album with an application for building Web pages.
Here's how to build a photo album on a Web page using Dreamweaver. You'll need to install Dreamweaver and Fireworks 4 (or a newer version) to set up your photo album.
- Put all the pictures you want to use in one folder. Make sure all the image file names have one of these extensions: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .tif, .tiff.
- Go into Dreamweaver and click on Commands. A list will appear.
- Select Create Web Photo Album from the list. The Photo Album title box will appear in a grey rectangle at the top of the thumbnail page.
- Enter a title in the title box. Fill in subheadings in the space provided below the title line, if you wish.
- Select the folder containing the images you want to load by clicking the Browse button, which is next to the Source Image Folder text box.
- Create a destination folder for your pictures by clicking the Browse button next to the Destination Folder text box.
- Select the size for your thumbnail images from the Thumbnail Size menu.
- Click on Show Filenames to display the name of each file under the thumbnail picture.
- Enter the number of columns for the table that will display the thumbnails.
- Select either GIF or JPEG format for the thumbnail pictures from the Thumbnail Format menu.
- Select a GIF or JPEG format for the enlarged images from the Photo Format menu.
- Select a scale percentage for the larger size images.
- Select Create Navigation Pagefor Each Photo if you want to create a separate page for each image.
- Click OK to create the image files for the photo album.
- Click OK when Album Created appears on your screen. Your Web page photo album has been created [source: Adobe].