link preview image to new page


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I would like to be able to click on a preview image in the gallery and have it open to my own web page instead of a new "default" page with just the image on it. Is there a way to do this?

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While this is something that's outside the functionality of Photo Gallery, what you're trying to do could be accomplished with a script from one of the free javascript sites on the web. To try to do it within Photo Gallery would be to defeat much of the capability of the software.


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What I would like to do is when you click on the preview image, it would take you to a new page with more description words than can be put into a caption as well as have this page have the same "theme" as the page that has the gallery.
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You could manually edit the xml file, replacing every "bigimagexx" entry with a URL to the page you want to display instead of to the image itself, and then you'd also have to build a web page for each image.

Do-able, but very labor-intensive and tedious. No way to do something like that automatically without re-programming the application software (and even then you'd still have to build the pages).

Not to mention that all your edits would be over-written the next time you saved your gallery.
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Thanks for the info. I think the fact that the edits would be over-written at each save does away with that idea.

Is there a way NOT to have the preview image go to a new page when you click on it?

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No, there isn't. Each thumbnail is linked to its full-sized counterpart by the software when you generate the album. The fact the image is opened in a new page is because that's how browsers behave when you point them to a new file location; it's not the doing of the software.
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Here's an example from the XML:

image1="MyAlbum_files/image01_s.jpg"
bigimage1="MyAlbum_files/image01.jpg"

The browser gets pointed at the location of the full-sized image01. It treats that as a URL and opens a new page, it's just what browsers do.
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"...when you click on the preview image, it would take you to a new page with more description words than can be put into a caption as well as have this page have the same "theme" as the page that has the gallery."

What you're describing isn't really a photo gallery -- it's a traditional thumbnail image link to a separate page, which is more easily accomplished in HTML than modifying CoffeeCup Photo Gallery output to do something it's not designed to do. It can also be done with javascript.

I'll see if I can find a good example for you.


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Thanks again. Does CC have any way to create a "slide show" with non-linked to a new page images?

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You can fake it to some degree. Once the gallery is complete, you can replace the full-sized images with versions that you've expanded and modified to include some surrounding theme-ish elements as well as a detailed caption. Just need some basic Photoshop skills and it wouldn't be any more work than making a web page for each one.

You'd want to replace them after the gallery is created or else the extra stuff would show up in the thumbnails.

Just a thought from far left field.
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