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Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Chapter 18. Online Galleries, Slideshows, and Flipbooks

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 Online Galleries, collections of ready-made Web pages featuring your favorite photos. You can make galleries with all kinds of special effects, like having your photos on a revolving carousel, or on book pages that you can “turn” with a mouse. You can upload your gallery to the Web and share it with the world (or just a few friends).

Elements can also help you put together elaborate slideshows, complete with fancy between-photo transitions like wipes and dissolves, clip art, and even audio. And for the perfect combination of high-tech wizardry and old-school charm, you can make flipbooks, simple slideshows that are easy to share with friends. Like the flipbooks of yore, these little shows can make a series of still photos appear to move, like an animated cartoon. In this chapter, you’ll learn the ins and outs of all these ways of sharing your photos.

Online Galleries

Elements’ Web page presentation kit uses Flash, an Adobe program that creates nifty little animations that are small enough to easily share over the Web. When you create an Online Gallery, Elements whips up a folder containing your images and everything needed to view them on the Internet (like navigation buttons). Once you post the gallery to a Web site, you can give the Web address ...

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