Step 3: Select Options

■ Click in the Options box to get a pop-up menu listing the five different sets of user selectable options. Click Banner to get the banner options shown in Figure 48.6.

■ The text in the Site Name field becomes the title of the Web page. For this Web page, type Raptors in Black & White. If you want, you can type in the photographer's name and contact information; these fields can also be automatically placed on the Web pages when using some of the styles, but not all of them. The current date is automatically entered. Besides changing the date, you can also change the font and the font size.

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Site Name: Raptors in Black & White Photographer: Gregory Georges Contact Info: www.reallyusefulpage.com Da,G: 3/17/2002 Font: Arial Font Size: 3 v

■ Click in the Options box in the Web Photo Gallery dialog box to get a pop-up menu; click Large Images to get the image options shown in Figure 48.7. Large images are the images displayed in the center of the Web page. If your images are already properly sized and optimized for a Web page, you can click in the box next to Resize Images to turn that feature off. However, it is a good idea to leave resizing on with the proper values set as it will ensure that all the images are the correct size. As the raptor images we are using are larger than we want, make sure a check mark is in the box next to Resize Images. Click in the box next to Resize Images and select Small. Assuming the Constrain box is set to Both, all of the images will resize so that the longest side is 250 pixels.

■ Set JPEG Quality to Medium.

■ If you want to place a border around each image, set Border Size to the desired border size in pixels.

■ Place a check mark in all of the boxes to the right of Titles Use. This turns on all those fields so that they are automatically placed on the Web pages when they are created. This information is taken from each image file. If an image file does not have the needed information, you can enter it (or change it) by opening a file, choose File ^ File Info, and then type in the relevant information. You can learn more about this capability in Technique 13.

■ Click in the Options box in the Web Photo Gallery dialog box to get a pop-up menu; click Thumbnails to get the thumbnail image options shown in Figure 48.8. These options are similar to those in the Large Images section, except they give you control over how the thumbnail images are displayed. Set Size to Small and click Filename in the Titles Use area. This causes the file name to be placed under each of the thumbnail images.

■ Click in the Options box to get a pop-up menu; click Custom Colors to get the custom color options shown in Figure 48.9. These options allow you to pick your own colors for background, banner, text, and links. This particular style does not use these options, so no changes are needed.

■ Click in the Options box in the Web Photo Gallery dialog box to get a pop-up menu; click Security to get the security options shown in Figure 48.10. To protect each of the images with

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copyright text, click in the Content box and select Custom Text.

■ Click in the Custom Text box and press Alt+0169 to insert the copyright symbol and then type the year and a name. Leave Font set to Arial and Font Size set to 10 pt. Click in the Color box and choose White to select white text, which contrasts with the mostly black, black and white raptor photos. Click in the Position box and select Bottom Left.

■ Click OK to begin creating the photo gallery. As the Web pages are being created, you see all the images that are loaded, edited, and closed, showing you the incredibly tedious and time-consuming task it has saved you from! Once the Web page has been completed, the new home Web page should be loaded and displayed in your default Web browser. It should look similar to the one shown in Figure 48.2.

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