January 29th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Uploading jpegs via FTP?
I have a website that this guy made for me and he maintains it as well as updates it whenever I send him new content but sometimes he takes awhile getting it all done. I'd like to learn it myself. I have an ftp client and have logged into my webserver but do not know how to upload new pictures to the website. On the website I have thumbnailes which turn into full sized images once the thumb is clicked. What I want to learn how to do is to upload the thumbs along with the full sized images...(if this is how it's done) so that once someone clicks onto the thumb it will enlarge to full size. I can make the image gallery with Express Thumbnail Creator but once it's all made, how do I upload it to the site so that it will be in the members area of the website?
I am using Filezilla as my ftp client. Like I said, I can make the gallery...even with the pictures enlarging after the thumb is clicked but after this I am clueless.
Would be GREAT if some kind soul could post instructions step by step.
January 29th, 2004, 03:56 AM
I've never used filezilla before but i do recommend WS-FTP if you want a GUI program or with MS-DOS:
will provide you with all the commands you need
will do the same
But you can't just place them on the server, you must also code the pages for the pictures,
check out this site for info on coding pages
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January 29th, 2004, 04:33 AM
cuteFTP is another great one. Its very easy to use. The interface has two sides, one of them is your comp, the other one is your site's FTP folders. Just drag and dropp into the appropriate folders and you'll be all set .
Go to http://www.download.com and do a search for it. I believe it has either a trial or a free version, but either way, it works great.
Forgot to tell you: Make sure you'r FTP server is password protected, and that the password is strong. The person mainaining it probably has a password set on it, but make sure just in case. Also, disable annonymous log-in.
January 29th, 2004, 05:51 AM
each thumb has to be embedded in the page with a link to the location of the full size image keeping the format thats already there
if your lucky you should see something like :
<a href = "images/image1.jpg"><img src = "images/thumb1.gif></a>
with some formatting tags around it for position on the page.you probably have to include the size of the image as well. the existing ones are probably in a table so just follow the same pattern thats already there adding rows or cols along with the same border size thats being used as you go as well as the end tag for each in reverse order </td> but a good html editor could handle this all for you
you could use windows explorer for the file transfers. using ftp://username:email@example.com in the address bar where you'd usually see c:\whatever\somefile.doc to login. (i prefer this to adding more software) drag the html file you want to edit onto your computer and drop it, open with whatever your using to edit it with. make the changes and save them. drag it back to the ftp directory and drop it. click yes when it asks if you want to replace the one already there. select all the jpgs and thumbs you want to add and drag them all over to the ftp dir where the images are kept, usually something cryptic like /images and drop them...your done. wsftp, ftpexplorer etc all pretty much work the same way...drag and drop
btw if your not using the same program as he is to make the thumbs them may be a different size than his and look shitty so you might have to redo them all.....so in other words learn html or at least how it works so you can use an editor.
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January 29th, 2004, 06:22 AM
Well, he once told me that he uses a program called Express Thumbnail Creator to make the galleries. I downloaded the program, made a gallery that looked very similiar to his and of course, by making the gallery, the thumbnaled images were already there and once clicked would enlarge to full size. (Express Thumbnail Creator is kinda like the Areles Web Page Creator program.) My question is this.....Can I just make the gallery with the Express Thumbnail Creator program and then upload the whole thing as Gallery # (whatever)? It seems like it would be easier to do it this way instead of manually making each thumb and linking it to the full sized image each time. In fact, I once did this (making the gallery as it would look on the site....thumbs and all) but once uploaded to my server, I did not know how to save it or what to do to make it show up on the site. I found the directory that he has with all of the previous galleries in it and after uploading the gallery that I had made in the same directory the gallery was not on the website. Thank's for the help. I'm still learning.
January 30th, 2004, 12:13 AM
yeah you can, but then you are uploading EVERYTHING just to add 1 picture.
Also, if you have links on a differnt page to the picture gallerys, you will have to update that page also.
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January 30th, 2004, 01:34 AM
When I make the gallery, I make it with around 50 pictures in it. Everything is already all layed out. So, I cannot upload the whole gallery...(with the 50 pictures) into the members area of my site?