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How do I show a small pic which can be clicked to show larger pic?

by ghostcat / November 11, 2003 5:58 AM PST

What's the best way to do this? I have a lot of pics at about 3m pixels and the average file size is between 350 - 600kb. I have Paint shop pro and Adobe programs to make files smaller, but how can the small thumbs turn into a large good quality pic of between say 20 - 30kb ? Some examples I tried showed a tiny pic instead of thumbnail size when I reduced the file size. Would I need to have 2 pics, one small thumbnail and a larger version too.


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Re:How do I show a small pic which can be clicked to show larger pic?
by radean / November 11, 2003 8:34 AM PST

You will need a page of thumbnails, and each thumbnail would link to a larger picture.
Just create a folder for your large size pictures, then have the thumbnail page link to that folder.
This is a very common procedure on many web sites.

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Re:How do I show a small pic which can be clicked to show larger pic?
by tarrtarr / November 28, 2003 5:27 AM PST

Ah well, you you are using MS FrontPage, you can create Auto-Thumbnails at the touch of a button. Select your image and in the tool bar near the bottom, hit the Auto-Thumbnail button. It will create and save a Tuumb-nail as well as saving the larger one. When you go to publish it will upload both files, the auto-thumbnail pre-hyperlinked and raring to go! Just click on it to be taken to the larger image.
Just be careful which image you use-If you use the orginal rto thumbnail, then you will get the 300Kb jump up-use a compressed one and site visitors wont be able to moan about long page-load times!
Hope thats helped. If you need any more assistance with anything, please email me info@computercentral.co.uk or visit my site, which is constantly being added with new web building tips and tricks!!
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Re: How do I show a small pic which can be clicked to show l

Yes, you're exactly right. You make a small thumbnail of your picture. You use this thumbnail to link to the bigger picture. You may even be able to use a program to make the thumbnail.

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