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Note: Photoshop Elements gives your HTML files the suffix .html or .htm. If you are uncertain which to use, choose .htm.

Organize your image files. First make the necessary edits to the images you will be posting to the Web.

Photoshop Elements will resize the images and compress a copy of them for the Web. To be sure you don’t accidentally compress them twice, save the edited files in a PSD format. (For more information on compression formats, go to the online help in Photoshop Elements.)

After you have finished editing the images, place them in one folder for easy access. This will become your source folder.

Next, create a new folder. Give it a name that designates it as the destination for all the final files.


Select a gallery style. In Photoshop Elements, choose File > Create Web Photo Gallery. Your first task is to set the style of the gallery.

Click the pop-up Styles menu. When you select a style, a preview of it appears on the right side of the Web Gallery dialog box.

Some of the styles already have a finished look, while others are simple and allow for customizing. Select one that will work well with your images.

(Optional) In the Email text box, enter your e-mail address. The address will be a link in the title banner of the gallery.

Set your source and destination. Under Folders, click Choose. Navigate to the folder containing all of your images. Select the folder and click Open. Do the same for Destination, only this time choose the destination folder you created in step 1.


Create your title banner. Click the pop-up Options menu and select Banner. Enter the gallery title, the photographer’s name, and the contact information.


Set up your images. Click the Options pop-up menu again and choose Large Images. This dialog box is where you enter the size and compression you want to use when saving your Web images. Follow these steps for both the large images and image thumbnails:

  • Make sure that the Resize Images check box is checked. On the pop-up menu next to it, you can choose Large (450 pixels), Medium (350 pixels), Small (250 pixels), or Custom. Select the size that you want. From the Constrain pop-up menu, specify whether you want your image size to be constrained horizontally or vertically.

  • For JPEG Quality, select the setting that will work best with your images. Keep in mind that when you’re saving JPEG images for the Web, medium or even low quality can be adequate. Higher-quality images that look great mean larger file sizes, and files that take longer to load on the screen.

  • For Border Size, enter the pixel value you want for a border. If you don’t want a border, enter 0.

  • Select the check boxes for the text you want used as the image title. Titles, captions, and any copyright information will be taken from File Info, located on the File menu. Select the font and font size for the text.

Set up security (optional). The Security option is the last menu item on the Options pop-up menu.

The Security settings allow you to enter custom text, text for copyright information, titles, captions, and credits. To enter this information, select Security from the Options pop-up menu; then select an option from the Content pop-menu.

You’re done! Click OK and your online gallery will be created and placed in your destination folder. At this point you can post it on the Web.



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