Getting started. I have two tutorials for you - one that is very simple and one that is a bit more advance (but not finished).
Tutorial 1 - Simple
Making a basic website is easy. There are many extra features which you can use if you want.
First, click the "Add" button. Select the pictures you want. For the demo, you can use the images in the tutorial folder.
Now, select from the Webpage menu, Generate (or you could just hit Command G.) Type in the name of the directory to be created with the webpage. You can call it "Demo".
If you go to Finder you should find the new directory where you told it to be. It should be in Home, Document, Demo.
That's it. The program comes with some basic defaults as you can see for which options are selected.
Tutorial - Try out the features
Lets make a basic webpage. This will include an index and images. The basic idea is to load up some images, define a bit about them, make some adjustments to both the index and page.
Set the preferences
Go into the "File" menu and select "Preferences". Her you can set most of the defaults for the program.
Click "Autoload Photographer" checkmark box and put your name in the box. This will load your name in every new image. You can select other autofill options if you want.
Under "Update Image Data" select the first option, "Off". We will take about his later.
Click okay when finished with the preference pane.
Load the Images
This is simple enough. Go to the menu "Image" and select "Add". Click (or shift click) on your images. They can be jpeg (the best), tiff, gif, or pict. You can also click and drag the images to the Image2Web icon.
For today, shift select images 1 thru 10 and click okay. You will see image 10 displayed. Using the "zoom" popup menu on the tool pallet, select 50%.
Update The Metadata
If you want to make a simple, quick and easy webpage, this option has more than you will normally deal with. In this case, you can use the defaults and leave everything alone. Everything will work out nice.
However, if you are like me, you want to put more than just the filename for the webpage. Some data is autoloaded, while some must be entered in by hand or by batch using the propagate menu (more on this later).
The metadata panel is on the right.
Go to the first image. Hit Command 1 or menu "Image" "Go To First". This image came from a digital camera. Image2Web read the metadata embedded into the image and loaded it into the fields. You can change these or use them as they are. For now, lets add a title to the image. Lets call it, "Skyline in Italy." In the comments box are listed several miscellanous datafields from the digital camera. We don't need them now, so just delete them and put in its place, "Taken in Northern Italy in the late evening." Click on the "Update Image" button. This saved the data you just typed into the comment section of the jpeg image. From now on, whever you use this image again, those fields will be filled out.
Go to the second image. You can click the right arrow or you can use "Command Right Arrow." Here is an image which has never been used in the program. It loaded the date using the last time the file was modified. It should have also "autoloaded" your name and anything else you selected in the preferences box.
please bear with me. I'll have more soon (19 Aug 2003)