I don't do a lot of photo manipulation, but am interested in exploring different ways of presenting galleries of digital photographs within Web-pages. Here is what I have managed to 'achieve' so far:
I have experimented with a variety of ways of displaying photographs, however, the method I use currently involves;
- minor optimisation of the Original photographs, which are stored as 1.jpg, 2.jpg, etc. in a local 'large' Folder.
- the creation of a remote 'small', 'medium, & 'large' Folder system.
- uploading of the contents of the local 'large' Folder to the remote 'large' Folder.
I used to have to;
- open each of the local 'large' photographs, one-at-a-time, in PhotoShop,
- resize and sharpen each image twice before storing them in the appropriate local 'medium' and 'small' folders,
- and then upload them all to the remote 'medium' and 'small' folders,
- all of which required a LOT of time and effort.
However, I have now discovered how to use AspJpeg, in order to;
- automatically create the remote 'small' and 'medium' photographs,
- without ever having to do anything locally.
In order to display the photographs; I use the same three Web-pages (enhanced with some relatively simple VBScript) which allows the viewer to scroll through the photographs at one of three levels (and to move down and up between these levels), i.e.:
- index.asp - displays photographs from the Small Folder; as sets of 9 'thumbnails'.
- medium.asp - displays photographs from the Medium Folder; re-sized to 'fit' most computer screens.
- large.asp - displays photographs from the Large Folder; at the original resolution.