So I never learned how to make one image clickable in different parts so you go to different places. (On a web page). I figured now that I am on OSX and and Pshop 7 there would be an easy way to do it.<br>Read a few pages about it, still cgi, still a few variations and then the old standby, cut the picture up and make a link for each fragment.<br>I just did that on my top graphic at http://mbcf.dfci.harvard.edu which is the top graphic on all my pages.<br>question: Is this the easiest way to do it? Is there an easier way to cut up a picture in Pshop? Not that it was too dificult. The next time I might even put guidelines down now that I know what they are.<br>One would think though that a small program would be made to slice and link for a poor man's image map.<br>the downside to doing it this way is if you want to change the larger picture a tad you have to start over with the slice and dice.<br><br>Did any of that make sense?<br><br>Paul Morrison ... truth should never get in the way of a good story
I'm not sure how to answer your question. I still use Adobe Pagemill, and in that it's relatively easy. You just insert a picture and then define invisible, clickable quadrants wherever you like. In other words, the software source of the .jpeg is irrelevant.<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
I'll take a look at Pagemill. I've always used BBedit to do my pages writing the straight html and keeping it as simple as possible. Back in 1995 I tried out some of the front end apps to do web stuff and I hated the gibberish they wrote in the page itself. It didn't allow you to do a minor tweak or two after the fact.<br>But that was a long time ago and they may have all grown up.<br><br>Paul Morrison ... truth should never get in the way of a good story
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You can use the Slicing feature in Photoshop to cut up your image, or you can switch over to ImageReady and use Slices there to either cut the image into separate pieces or use them as imagemap locations ...<br><br>Not having used ImageReady for imagemaps yet, I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I know that capability is there ...<br><br>=)<br><br>***matt<br><br>
Thanks for pointing me at imagReady. I thought it was for prepress stuff and I was never going to open it. In five minutes I've found slices/image maps/urllinking to the slices and rollovers.<br>I can see it is all there I just have to figure out how to do it. there goes another weekend. I might even have to walk through a tutorial. Neat stuff.<br><br>Paul Morrison ... truth should never get in the way of a good story
Still use PageMill, too. Did my site with it and Pshop. In PM you can just create hotspots (any size/shape/location) on an image and make links. (Picture of Joe Blow: left eye links to one place, right eye to another).<br><br>Too bad PM went out of publication. Dummyware for sure, but useful just the same.<br><br>
I use Dreamweaver and it lets you define multiple image maps on any image. You can make regular or irregular shapes easily. If you haven't used it, get a copy of the 30 day trial version and see how you like it. Not sure it's X native yet though. But I'm still running 9, so doesn't bother me. Yet. <br><br>I found it reasonably easy to learn the interface, and it has basic ftp built in. Recommended.<br><br>Cheers,<br>M1.<br><br>
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