Last chapter, you learned how to email your photos. But what if you’ve got legions of friends? Do you have to email your pictures to everyone? Not with Elements, which lets you create HTML Photo Galleries, collections of ready-made Web pages featuring all the photos you want to show off. Elements can also help you put together digital slideshows, complete with fancy between-photo transitions and even audio.
Other programs offer more sophisticated options for both galleries and slideshows, but Elements gives you some basic tools that are simple to use. In Elements 4, the Custom Slide Show has gotten a thorough makeover, adding lots of cool new features, like the ability to pan and zoom across a slide, the sort of effect you’d see in a Ken Burns documentary.
Adobe calls its Web page presentation kit “HTML Photo Galleries,” because the final gallery is written in HTML, the main coding language of the Web. When you create an HTML Photo Gallery, Elements whips up a collection of Web pages, which you can then post on a Web site, if you have one. You give the URL (the Web site address) to your friends, and they use a browser to visit your site and see your photos.
You need to finish any editing, cropping, or enhancing of your photos before you begin. Once your pictures are in the gallery, you can’t edit them there.
Maybe you want to show everyone the pictures of your son’s graduation or your daughter’s motocross championship. ...