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does anyone know how i can get thumbnail to be made automatically from a larger photo. this will save a lot of photoshopping!

Apr 10 '07 #1
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Yes, you can do thumbnails on the fly. In .net and php i had used. Please let me know if you need code samples.
Apr 10 '07 #2
Expert 2GB
this is not an html/css question unless you wanted to do something dumb like:

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  1. <img src=bigpicture.jpg width="80">
besides that you have to do it server side for auto thumbnail generation. If you are on a nix server you can use the djpeg/cjpeg commands to make thumbs of jpg images, but not other file formats like GIF or PNG, otherwise use PHP or whatever you are familiar/comfortable with.
Apr 10 '07 #3
there is away you can do it in photoshop.
Make a actions button and do whatever you need to do. ie reduce image. Make sure you give it a name. like reduce
then go to file to Automate and select Batch.
In the Batch Window under Play you will set an Action field (arrow) click on the arrow and select your Action (reduce).
You will see a Choose...(button) this is where you will find your images.

There is a Destination section
here you have the opion to chose where you want to store your new images.
recommend that you chose a new folder...

click the Save As... button.

that's it

Apr 10 '07 #4
cheer guys,
thought that might be the case. unfortunately my skills are limited to html/css and little bit of asp - which this site will use. so think i'll have a go at the photoshop batch thingy

thinking about it there's probably some other software on the web somewhere that'll do it anyhows.

Apr 11 '07 #5
this is not an html/css question unless you wanted to do something dumb like:

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  1. <img src=bigpicture.jpg width="80">
cheer kevin,

i'd thought of that but wouldnt the page loading time be quite a while if had say 50 images that where originally say 2-3Meg but the size altered by width=... ?

also can you crop images in html?

Apr 11 '07 #6
Expert 4TB
That is the only way so the idea is impractical, generally.
Apr 11 '07 #7

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