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Output Options

Output Options Tab

Gallery page file name This edit area is for the file name of the gallery web page. It typically should end with either '.html' or '.htm'. Some web servers like the default page for a given directory (folder) to be named 'index.html' while others are setup to use 'default.html'. Check with the server operator if one of these names does not work for you.

The extension (ending part) of this file name will be used on all of the other web pages (HTML files) that WebPics creates.
Make HTML page for each picture This option controls whether a HTML page is generated for each picture in the list. When this check box is on a HTML page with the picture and links to the previous and next pictures and back to the gallery are created. When this option is off just the picture is shown in a browser window when the corresponding thumbnail is clicked.
Open pictures in a new browser window

Turning this option on will cuase a new browser window to be opened to display pictures clicked on in a gallery page. When this option is off the picture is displayed in the same window.

Note: if you turn on this option and turn off 'Make HTML page for each picture' your pictures will be opened in new browswer windows that do not have the toolbars and other controls. These windows have a very nice clean look for your pictures.

Slideshow advance to next picture

Turning this option on will cuase the picture page to auto advance to the next picture after the desired number of seconds have passed.

Output Image Size Three options are available to control picture size:

Use original image size
The image size is not adjusted.

Scale images to maximums
This option can be used to take a collection of pictures that have widely varying sizes and make them uniform in size.

Scale image to percentage
This option will scale each image to the specified percentage of it original dimensions. This is best used when the list of pictures are uniform in size.

Use original images (no rotations)
This option will simply copy the original image files. No changes will be made to them. When this option is selected the images cannot be rotated. This is a good option if you have carefully prepared your images prior to using them in WebPics.

  • Both of the scale image options will preserve the overall height and width relationship (sometimes called the aspect ratio).
  • The scale image to maximums option will not increase the size of (scale up) images larger than their original sizes.
  • The scale image to percentage will increase the size of (scale up) images larger than their original sizes if a percentage greater than 100 is used.
Include links to full size original images also
This option will add an additional link to the original full size image. This is useful to allow your views to have the full size original image for printing.
Output Image Quality Image Quality
This option sets the quality for the picture files generated. The higher the quality setting the better the images will look and the larger the image files will be.

Note: setting the output image quality cannot improve the quality of your orginal images. If the original images are of low quality this setting has very little effect on the generated images.

Target image file size
This option constrains the size of the picture files generated to the specified number of bytes (in thousands).

Note: the target file size option is only availabe when Quicktime 4.0 or later is installed.
Put web pages on FTP site This section of options allows you to move your newly created web pages directly to an FTP site. It is not required that you put your web pages on a server (you can just enjoy them on your personal computer), but to share them with the rest of the world they need to be moved to a server and FTP is how you do this.

If you have difficulty knowing how to fill the items in below, contact your internet service provider (ISP) and they can assist you with the specifics of the server names, paths, and your user name and password. Unfortunately there is no way that we can determine this information for you.

The FTP site is specified by:

This is the (domain) name of the FTP server and is something like 'ftp.myisp.com'.

This is the location on the FTP server that you want the web pages to be copied. It might be something like 'gallerys'. A directory with the same name as the folder you select when making the web page is created at the location specifed in this path and then the web page contents are copied into the directory. If you are unsure, leave this field blank and the gallery directory will be created at the root (top most) directory of your web server.

Type the user name you use when accessing this server.

Type the password used when accessing this server.

Add to Keychain
Turning on this check box will instruct WebPics to save the user name and password information for this server in the Keychain. If you do this, your password will be automatically filled in the next time you use the same FTP server.

Note: the add to Keychain option is only availabe when Mac OS 9 or later is installed.

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