Photoshop Web Photo Gallery Feature
Once in Photoshop CS3, it’s only a matter of a few more steps. The photo gallery window has some very important information on it.
If you didn’t begin in Adobe Bridge, you can access the web photo gallery tool by going to File, Automate, and then to Web Photo Gallery.
At the very top of the window, take some time to choose the template you like best under the Styles drop down menu. Keep in mind that the Flash templates will take more bandwidth, require more time to load, and must be supported by a flash plugin (which most web browsers have anyway). With this in mind, the Flash-based styles do look very modern and attractive.
Below that, insert your email address if you want it to be published on your site. If not, then just leave this segment blank.
Under Source Images, it should say Selected Images from Bridge. Now, if you didn’t start with Bridge, you can select your images from a folder on your computer.
The Destination is where you want all of the web pages and supporting files to go. I would recommend making a new folder in your documents folder or desktop and save the files there. Then, you can move the folder around as you need.
The rest of the settings can be left to their default selection. After you click OK, Photoshop will begin generating the photos, thumbnails, etc. This may take some time, depending on the size of your web gallery. If you have Dreamweaver installed, it may open the main index.html file upon completion. You can close it if you want, or make some changes such as adding meta tags and keyword descriptions. Otherwise, just close the file and exit out of Dreamweaver.
Now, all of the files you need for your own web gallery are in the folder you created. Just upload that folder to your website (I use the FTP program, Fetch) and create a link to the index.html file in that folder, and the world will be viewing your photos in no time!