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Polk
08-11-2003, 08:05 PM
Hello Everyone...:)

I have a number of pictures that I need to publish to my webpage, and preferably into thumbnail format. (eg. Small pic, click on the small pic takes you to the larger picture...)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE and EASY programme that can do this for me? All Ive found is programmes that make them into thumbnails, but cant have it all ready for publishing onto the web.

Thanks!!

stu140103
08-11-2003, 08:20 PM
> Does anyone know of a SIMPLE and EASY programme that
> can do this for me?

I might be wrong here, but I do not think they is a easy way of doing this :(

I think you will have to resize each one twice (once as a thumbnail twice a big image)

Then add them to the page.

Tip: if this is the only way e.g. you do not get any more suggestion,

Then make sure you do not hit the save button as you do the images (so you can keep the original image, so you can use it at another time :), and the other reason why I say this is because it is a pain to work with resized jpg, especially when the image quality has dropped)

Hope this helps :)

bmason
08-11-2003, 09:00 PM
will do it. It creates the thumbnails and the required HTML. It is accessed by running the thumbnail viewer, and selecting "File -> Save thumbs as HTML".

The page looks like [url=http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/bamason/images/screenshots/index.html]this (]Irfanview[/url). Although it can be edited after.

Susan B
08-11-2003, 09:23 PM
Haven't used this one myself but someone here said it was good, so you could try Oscar's JPEG Thumb-Maker (http://www.mediachance.com/free/thumber.htm).

Polk
09-11-2003, 09:37 AM
Is there anything Infranveiw cant do :D Thanks

AAUS
22-06-2005, 06:19 AM
[QUOTE=bmason]Irfanview will do it. It creates the thumbnails and the required HTML. It is accessed by running the thumbnail viewer, and selecting "File -> Save thumbs as HTML".

hello everyone 1st time here,
bmason,anyone will irfanview or anything else take a "copy of a thumbnail pict off the internet that you saved & bring it back to full size?

Thank U for the info, "AAUS"

netchicken
22-06-2005, 08:20 AM
Frontpage not only makes thumbnails but also creates galleries automatically, it works well.

AAUS
22-06-2005, 09:22 AM
Frontpage not only makes thumbnails but also creates galleries automatically, it works well.

but will it or any other item, take a thumbnail pict & bring it back to normal size that has been saved from the internet? thanks AAUS :)

Jen
22-06-2005, 10:43 AM
but will it or any other item, take a thumbnail pict & bring it back to normal size that has been saved from the internet? thanks AAUS :)No.

A thumbnail is a compressed version of the full sized image. It is normally only a few KB's in size. The image cannot be uncompressed without serious image quality loss. You will need to find the original image.

AAUS
22-06-2005, 11:17 AM
No.

A thumbnail is a compressed version of the full sized image. It is normally only a few KB's in size. The image cannot be uncompressed without serious image quality loss. You will need to find the original image.

oh ok, Jen, Thank you for the info will unload irfanview, thank u & take care ok, AAUS

supergran
22-06-2005, 01:27 PM
I know I am late coming into this thread and yes, I use Irfanview but for thumbnails in bulk, I love Etumb.
http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ethumbe.htm Sorry, haven't got the time to figure how to link it, but it is really easy to use.

bob_doe_nz
22-06-2005, 03:41 PM
I used Easy Thumbnails which I found at Tucows.com.
The authors link is here. http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/index.php

Chilling_Silence
22-06-2005, 05:44 PM
Guys, look at the date, 2003.... I think Polk will have long-gone

Besides, for Linux I use mkgallery ;)


Chill.

mejobloggs
22-06-2005, 11:34 PM
http://phpthumb.sourceforge.net/

supergran
22-06-2005, 11:44 PM
Oops, sorry Chill, just seen a post and answered it. :blush:

netchicken
23-06-2005, 08:17 AM
sigh we are just so eager to help, even old posts get the once over again :)

Greg
23-06-2005, 09:15 AM
No.

A thumbnail is a compressed version of the full sized image.
Two reasons why that isn't always the case...
When I create a thumbnail I just resize the image, and change it's loss percentage; therefore it's not "compressed".

Secondly (not recommended) you can put the full size image onto a page but reduce its displayed dimensions. When clicked on it will display the full image instantly because it's already loaded. This is only useful when the initial page loading time isn't an issue.