Using Thumbnails In FrontPage
You have whole bunch of pictures on your Web pages and you don’t want to make people wait forever to download the whole lot of them, so what’s the solution? Create thumbnails of each image.
That way, if someone wants to see that larger-than-life photo of your favorite subject, they can click on the thumbnail to get the oversized version. Best of all, it’s a real easy process.
- First, click on the photo once to select it.
- At the bottom of the screen, look for the picture toolbar.
- Hold your cursor over the third icon from the left.
- When a context-sensitive box appears that says Auto Thumbnail, you know you’re in the right place.
- Now click the Auto Thumbnail icon once. Presto, your image is now thumbnail-sized.
Let’s say you’ve done all of this, but you don’t like the way that thumbnail looks! You can just change it!
- Select Tools, Page Options.
- In the Page Options dialog box, click the AutoThumbnail tab. You can make a few different changes here. You can set the width, height, shortest side, or longest side of the image to a fixed number of pixels. (Pixels are basically the number of dots on your screen–very tiny.) The other sides will be automatically adjusted so the proportions of the image stay the same. You can change the border thickness around the thumbnail and can also add a beveled edge to the image.
- When you’re done, click the OK button.
- Any changes you make won’t affect thumbnails you’ve already created.