Can I load an adobe web gallery to my site?

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Can I load an adobe web gallery to my site?
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Karen Paton

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Nazlie

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Hi Karen

I am not familiar with the Adobe Web Gallery. If the gallery generates a Javascript file with HTML code to display the gallery, then you should be able to use it on your site.

You will most likely need to add your pictures to the site. You do so using the File Manager. Here is a tutorial with instructions of how to do it: Using the File Manager.

You add the HTML code to your site using the HTML Widget. Please see the steps here: Adding HTML.

Hope this helps. If not, please tell us a bit more about Adobe Web Gallery and we can try to help you with it.

Thank you
Nazlie
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Hello Nazlie,
I, too, am trying to use an Adobe web gallery on my site. I can get ONE to work, but if I choose to use more than one, it won't work.
Basically, the Adobe web gallery (AWG) creates a few .js files, a few .swf files, a few .xml files and an index.html page.
Unfortunately, since it does not create the .fla files (the uncompiled flash file that you can edit), it can not be edited and these .swf files reference the .xml files in a directory called resources (which is the main directory name of Yola sites). This is why one gallery will work, but since each gallery created makes the same named file (just with the content changed), you can't load more than one of these to the main directory as they will overwrite each other.
I'm currently looking into a way to edit the .swf files created by PhotoShop or Bridge (both Adobe programs can make web galleries depending on what version of the programs you have) to make sure that the URL references in the .swf files points to the correct location in the site's folder structure.
Here's an example of what I mean:
Main site = eat-a-peach.net
next level = resources (this is NOT listed as the resources folder in the File Manager in Sitebuilder, though)
next level down = photogallery
next level down = florals
So now if I want to display images of floral photos, the pointer must be "resources/photogallery/florals/xxxx.jpg"
AWG creates files and their pointers only go to "resources/xxx.xml, .js, etc." forcing you to load them to the top folder in the structure. That's fine if you only have one gallery, but if you have more than one, you have to load the second gallery's .js, .xml, etc. files to the top folder as well and that will overwrite the ones for the first gallery and also causing the first gallery to display images from the second gallery (as the group.xml file is the one that contains all the image information and pointers).
If I get any type of reply or work-around for this from Adobe, I'll be sure to post it here. There are other programs out there that do photo galleries (Visual Lightbox is an excellent one!) but I'd like to be able to use the programs that I paid over $900 for to create a professional looking gallery.
Peach :0)~
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Hi, Eat_A_Peach_5,

I am not familiar with Adobe Web Gallery either. The only suggestion I have is sometimes these types of programs allow you to select a directory or folder so perhaps you could change this setting. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Hi, Eat_A_Peach_5,
Do you mind telling me how you get to even load 1 gallery. I can't even do that.
Thanks Karen
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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Hi Karen & Diane,
Here's the scoop! It's very good news, but it takes a bit of editing on the site owner's part to get this accomplished. To see examples of the finished AWG's I assembled (I even got more than one on the site), check out www.eat-a-peach.net and try viewing the photo gallery or any of the 3 digital art galleries.
On to the specifics:
@Diane - the program does allow you to select a folder/directory, but it creates the exact named files each time it makes a gallery. This was a problem at first, but after using some HTML magic :wink: I managed to overcome that problem.

@Karen - if you want to let me know what version of PhotoShop or Bridge you're using, it would make it easier for me to give you exact instructions on how & where in your folder structure to create the web gallery. I can also give you directions on how to edit the HTML and how to set up your folder heirarchy in Sitebuilder so that your gallery works correctly. Email me at peach@eat-a-peach.net and I'll be glad to help and do screen shots as well.

Overall, I think Adobe has BEAUTIFUL layouts for web galleries, however, there is one drawback to them - you have to store the images on your site and if you have a lot of high-res photos (such as for a digital photo portfolio, maybe), that can eat up available space quick. I'm still experimenting with Bridge (in version 5 of PhotoShop, the ability to create web galleries is built into Bridge instead of as a plug-in in PS). If I find out a way to use uploaded images to another service (such as Photobucket or Flickr), I'll be sure to let everyone know and update my post.
Peach :o)~
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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After extensive searches and pestering to Adobe support, there is no way to use Photobucket or Flickr (or any other type of online photo storage service) for the galleries; which means that you'll have to upload the images to your website's file manager - unless you have to have extremely high quality digital images, refine your photos/images to .jpg with about an 8 quality compression level and I wouldn't make the size any larger than 800x600 (if you have a lot of images, don't forget that BATCH process command for resizing and auto saving with settings already in place!).
Peach :o)~
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Hi Diane, thanks for sharing. I like your gallery and I had no idea Adobe can do one. The only thing holding me back with publishing my website is my gallery ... but will get there soon!!
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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Thank you Den :) They were just some quick photos and images I had laying around on my computer but that site is my playground/personal web home. I reserve my total editing efforts on my boyfriend's band website (also hosted here on Yola....whoo hoo!). If you have Adobe PS (pre version 5) or PS5 and Bridge, feel free to contact me at the email address I left for Karen in the post above yours and I can give you help to create the web gallery for your site. Remember that there are different styles to choose from in the program, so it doesn't have to look just like mine (and the colors are variable as well as the format/layout) - it's a matter of preference for sure. Now that I've got them working, I'll have to spend a weekend or two assembling the band's photos into new galleries after I get done batch processing them to the correct size and compression for web viewing (there's over 500 of them so far and with at least 24 more gigs this year, there's sure to be a ton more.
Peach :o)~
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oh oh I meant to say thanks Peach! ;) but you knew I was talking about you hehehe. Thank you so much. I am going to give it a try and will let you know if all prevails or not!haha
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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That's no problem, Den, as my real world (r) name is Diane, so it was a perfectly good faux-pas ;) Again, if you need some help, I'll give whatever assistance I can. I use PS5 and Bridge, but I have some limited experience with the web gallery plug-in for older versions of PS and have a HUGE list of tutorials/guides bookmarked for reference help.
Peach :o)~
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Hi Eat_A_Peach,

Thank you for sharing your tips and expertise on this matter! I'm sure that many people will appreciate reading this thread!
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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I love my Yola websites and I was lucky enough to receive help from a knowledgeable and extremely helpful forum poster here and I'd like to return that favor by trying to give some help to another user (or two...lol). If it wasn't for the helpful users here in the forum, I wouldn't have learned what I did and be able to pass on that knowledge to someone that is in the same spot I was in not too long ago!
Peach :o)~
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I love the idea of "Paying it forward"! Keep up the great work!
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Karen Paton

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How lucky Yola is to have a client like Eat_A_Peach. Because of her willingness to share and her patience & generosity, I can now load Adobe Web Galleries to my site. Fantastic!!!!
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Hi Karen,
We are definitely very lucky to have such friendly and helpful contributors who are always happy to help fellow Yola users! Glad to hear you've been able to load your gallery.
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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I am soooooo glad it worked for you Karen! The test gallery looked great! I thought I had goofed up when I gave you the HTML instructions (after I wrote it out and sent it, I couldn't remember what I wrote..lol) but I guess I must have written the right info. in there ;) If you need any help with anything while you're putting it together, don't hesitate to shoot me an email. I'll try to do what I can to get it working for you.
Peach :0)~
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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I have the instructions written down and saved to an email for anyone that may need them. It's a pretty long set of instructions so I don't want to clog up the thread with them, but I am more than happy to share with any one that needs them. Just email me me at peach@eat-a-peach.net and just put Adobe Web Gallery Instruction Request in the subject line.
Peach :o)~